REVIEW: “Fiddler on the Roof” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane Since opening on Broadway in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has become one of the most frequently produced musicals in theater history. Based on Yiddish stories written by Sholem Aleichem at the turn of the 20th Century, it presents a look at Jewish life in the Imperial…

Review: A Touching Musical Version of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at Cohoes Music Hall

Of all the classic Christmas stories, Frank Capra’s A Wonderful Life is the holiday touchstone that best conflates holiday nostalgia with authentic real life situations. The Nutcracker is a bit too sugary, A Christmas Carol typically Victorian, Santaland Diaries is somewhat world weary and sarcastic, but A Wonderful Life hits…

REVIEW: “Fiddler on the Roof” at The Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 2006 I was once turned down for a desk job because I was “not ethnic enough.” Anyone with two brain cells can tell that that is a patently ridiculous statement. We are all “ethnic” and ethnicity is not something that can be quantified. In…

REVIEW: “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Mac-Haydn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1999 The Mac-Haydn opened their 1999 season with “The Music Man” – a rousing, old-fashioned show about a town learning to believe in itself through outside forces. This was a great success. And I am pleased to say that they are closing the season…

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