Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

"From the rousing opening number [...] to the sad and quiet ending [...] this production of 'Fiddler' is solid, entertaining, fun and emotional."

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online

Fiddler on the Roof — Ephrata Performing Arts Center's 2013 holiday production—is exotically set in a small Jewish village in Tsarist Russian in 1905, but the Tony Award-winning musical is beloved around the world for its universal appeal.

The economic struggle of Tevye, simple milkman, to provide for his wife and five daughters and to cope with his eldest daughters' choices of suitors he finds unsuitable strike a common chord among parents everywhere.

The intolerance suffered by Tevye, his family, friends, and even some Russians, also resonates strongly today among all minorities.

But, most of all, Fiddler on the Roof excels as an uplifting paean to the family ties and "Tradition" that bind and sustain us all through the most difficult times.

That is what makes Fiddler such an ideal holiday offering.

"EPAC's 'Fiddler on the Roof' is charismatic and thrilling. It is a show for everyone – its insights, conflicts and story about family are a familiar tale that everyone can relate to. This is a production where everything is done impeccably well."

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
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"EPAC production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' is lovingly crafted"

Susan L. Pena, Reading Eagle
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Behind the Lines: EPAC & Dutch Apple

Director Pat Kautter and EPAC's Creative Director and Fiddler star Edward Fernandez (Tevye) can be seen on Blue Ridge Cable 11 talking about the upcoming production of Fiddler and the entire 2014 season. Titled Behind The Lines you can see the interview the week of December 8th.


Creative Team

Directed by Pat Kautter
JP Meyer, Musical Director
Mike Rhoads, Set Design
Jeff Cusano, Lighting
Kate Willman, Costumes
Alixe Ingoglia, Props
Amber Nicole, Stage Manager


Edward R. Fernandez, Tevye
Trish Corcoran, Golde
Kathy Becker, Tzeitel
Rebecca Bauer, Hodel
Sophie Gialloreto, Chava
Claire Daher
Darren Wagner, Motel
Alex Bannon, Perchik
Sean Deffley, Fyedka

Featured Cast

Matt Rush, Lazar Wolfe
Olivia Brown, Shpritze
Olivia Speros, Bielke
John Rohrkemper,Constable
Patrick Reynolds, Rabbi
Don Muston, Modcha
Bruce Weaver, Avram
Wendy Caldwell, Grandma Tzeitel
Sherrill Wesolowski, Fruma Sarah
Gene Ellis, Nachum
Bob Breen, Mendel
Robin Payne, Shandel/Motel's mother
Alex Weaver, Sasha
Brandon Kegerize, Boris


Heidi Carletti
Evan Cooper
Jeff Fisher
Laird Farrington
Steven Gagliano
Bryce Eberly
Jose Mangual
Meredith Stone
Sherrill Wesolowski
Robin Payne
Karen Cooper
Allyssa Miller
Katie Vigunas
Natalie Young

Sponsored By

Salon Art-Tiff
Country Lane Flowers


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