The goal of our site’s Event Picks is to make you a match, find you a find, catch you a catch when it comes to tracking down great ways to spend your free time. We look all across the interwebs to make you a perfect match. And that’s why we’re directing you to the Hippodrome Theatre tonight, for the first night of a five-day run of the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Revived on Broadway by director Bartlett Sher in 2015, the original production’s 50th anniversary, this particular staging was praised for its more delicate, nuanced touch that brought modern-day relevancy to the story of a Jewish family in early 20th century Russia that strives to hang on to tradition as they are being driven out of its town.
As The New York Times’ Charles Isherwood wrote, “It’s impossible to watch the people of Tevye’s town, Anatevka, marching toward their unknown destinies in the shadow of a threatened pogrom without thinking of the thousands of families fleeing violence in the Middle East and elsewhere today.”
That sentiment still resonates today. This week allows the chance to see this timely, Tony-nominated adaptation and enjoy all those classic songs.
Nov. 13-19, The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., 1-800-343-3103, france-merrickpac.com, $70-$150.