HOUSTON, TX (April 2, 2009) – Broadway Across America-Houston presents the Tony Award-winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" this summer, with a portion of show proceeds benefiting Holocaust Museum Houston.
The production, directed by Sammy Dallas Bayes, opens Tuesday, May 26 and runs through Sunday, June 7, at Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St., in downtown Houston.
For every ticket purchased for the June 4 and June 6 performances, Broadway Across America-Houston will donate $10 to Holocaust Museum Houston. Visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/groupsales and enter the password "Holocaust" to purchase tickets that qualify for the donation.
"We are thrilled to have this production visit Houston and to have the financial benefits the show will provide to Holocaust Museum Houston," said Susan Myers, executive director of the Museum. "Some of the challenges faced by the Jewish community in the play are challenges that our Holocaust survivors faced with the start of the pogroms in Europe."
The musical’s stint in Houston is part of the farewell tour of lead actor Chaim Topol in the role of Tevye, a milkman and father of five daughters in the small Russian village of Anatevka in 1905. Tradition is of foremost importance in the village and in the mind of Tevye.
As the plot unfolds, his three eldest daughters find husbands who are either unconventional matches or are found unconventionally sans a matchmaker. Tempered with the more serious themes of forbidden love, forgiveness and an impending government revolution are more lighthearted elements of humor, new love and family connectivity — elements that have helped make this show successful through the past four decades. The production was made into an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning movie released in 1971 and directed by Norman Jewison.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004.
For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.