Metro Weekly

Hey, it’s tradition! Fiddler on the Roof at Wolf Trap


A Jewish Sound of Music of sorts and one of Broadway’s cash cows, Fiddler on the Roof was first staged in 1964, as directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. The original choreography, particularly the bar celebration and the raucous wedding scene, inspires awe to this day. John Preece takes over from Harvey Fierstein’s untraditional casting as the tradition-bound Tevye last year. It’s Preece’s ninth tour with the show — so his appearance is a return to tradition, you might say. Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20 to $80. Call 703-255-1900 or visit

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