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January 26, 2022

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a Musical that “Speaks to Everybody”

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This February, UMS will present Fiddler on the Roof in Concert, a special featuring the first-ever live performances of John Williams’ Academy Award-winning orchestrations. The lush score comes to life alongside Broadway singers and students from the University of Michigan Department of Musical Theatre.

Members of the creative team sat down with us for a preview of this epic new collaboration:

“I think that this show speaks to everybody, and the idea of how we’re born into traditions and how we push forward as a society. So when we see the struggles of this one particular family, it’s really an extension of everybody.”

— Andy Einhorn, music director and conductor

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert is a project of UMS, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance/Department of Musical Theatre. Following UMS’s performances with the Grand Rapids Symphony on Feburary 19 and 20, 2022, the cast and production will travel to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in March.

In conjunction with UMS’s presentation, Ann Arbor audiences are invited to engage with the broader themes of the musical through free, related contextual events across the University of Michigan community. UMS is proud to be partnering with the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and the U-M Center for European Studies.

We look forward to welcoming audiences to Fiddler this February! Explore all upcoming events and activities below:

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