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Source: Jewish Community Center of Dallas | 2/17/18 | Dallas
Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing some of its most memorable songs including
Matchmaker, Matchmaker and
Sunrise, Sunset. On Monday, February 19, the whole family is invited to The J for a free singalong to this iconic movie musical. The event is a precursor to the J Performing Art Space (JPAS) production of Fiddler on the Roof JR. featuring two different casts of children and young adults ages 6 to 18 years old running March 8-25.
The Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along will be held on February 19 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. (film begins at 5:15 p.m. and lyrics will be subtitled on the screen) at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Admission is FREE and light dinner fare from Kosher Fresh will be provided, however, RSVP is required online to ensure space.
Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a witty and poignant tale about the struggle of one father to maintain his religious convictions in the face of a changing world with the help of his family and five daughters. Central themes in Fiddler on the Roof JR. revolve around traditional ways being shaken by new thinking, long standing beliefs being challenged by young minds and families needing to decide between acceptance and rejection. These are the same issues that are challenging our world today. It's a current reminder of today's times and how each and every one of us are affected in some way or another, no matter our religion or ethnic background.
At its core, Fiddler is about tradition and how tradition shapes our families and our lives, said Alise Robinson, Director of The J Performing Arts Space.
It is a story that captures the essential human longing for love, community, success, freedom, family and meaning.
Fiddler on the Roof JR. will be performed on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25 at 2 and 6 p.m. in Zale Auditorium at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children and can be purchased online.
ABOUT THE J
The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J) is part of an extended family, a home away from home − providing programs and services for all ages and stages of life. Within its walls or around the world, The J's members gather together to meet, play, learn, celebrate, and be part of the community. Everyone, regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or any other protected status, is welcome. The Aaron Family Jewish Community Center is located at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. For more information, please visit www.jccdallas.org or call (214) 739-2737.