May 29th, 2020
Usually what I like to sing is show tunes, and on a really good night my DH gets to hear almost the entire score from “Fiddler on The Roof!” Truthfully there is also usually a quick trip into Joesph and FAME.
He is going to be THRILLED, okay maybe not as thrilled as I, to learn that MGM is developing a Fiddler On The Roof movie. The original Fiddler opened on Broadway in 1964 and won nine Tony Awards. Fiddler centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters who tries to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions in 1906 amid an edict from the Tsar evicting the Jews from the small town of Anatevka.
A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn’t easy. You may ask ‘Why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous?’ Well, we stay because Anatevka is our home. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: tradition!