‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Is Raising the Roof at the PPAC
One of the best parts of the theater is that so many different types of people from all walks of life come to appreciate it. That was definitely the case at the PPAC for Fiddler on the Roof.
While I sat in my seat at the Providence Performing Arts Center and watched this amazing historical masterpiece, I couldn't help but think how much of this story has reminded us how far we have come. The crowd that showed for opening night was extremely diverse, especially considering the subject matter that is the overarching theme of this particular show.
Those of you not familiar with the Fiddler on the Roof, the story takes place in a small Russian town within a small Jewish community, in a time when the Jews were being prosecuted. This story focuses on a Jewish family that is loyal to its faith and the traditions that come with it. These traditions are tested throughout the show with Tevye, the father and a pillar in the community, constantly having a struggle between his faith and the love for his daughters.
This production was absolutely top-notch with lots of sharp choreography and truly amazing vocals.
There were moments in this production where you could hear a pin drop in the theater because everyone was so captivated by the emotion coming from the stage. That's when you know that, regardless of the subject matter, everyone had been moved by the talent on stage. As you can expect, this show received a standing ovation.
So yes, if you are looking for an evening of quality entertainment with a bit of a history lesson, you absolutely should go. There are still a handful of performances you can attend. Definitely get your tickets to see this show at the PPAC this weekend.