'Fiddler on the Roof’ auditions Sunday at Shelton's Center Stage

Auditions for Center Stage’s upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the theater, 54 Grove St.

Adults, high school students, and college students from all towns are eligible to audition. All roles are open and newcomers as well as experienced actors can audition.

Shelton-Scarpa-CenterStage

Gary and Francesca Scarpa of Shelton’s Center Stage Theatre.

Candidates will be required to sing one minute of a song of their choice, preferably from a Broadway musical. It is recommended that candidates use a soundtrack on CD or iPod, which they provide, as an accompaniment as there will not be a pianist at the audition.

Candidates also will be required to deliver a reading from the script, which will be provided at the audition.

“Fiddler on the Roof “tells the story of Tevye, a poor dairyman, who tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

 

Multi-Tony Award winner in 1960s

The original 1965 production of the play swept the Tony Awards, winning for Best Musical, Best Actor (Zero Mostel), and Best Choreography.

“Fiddler on the Roof is a play that my wife Fran and I have directed seven times in our career, and it remains one of very favorites,” said Gary Scarpa, the play’s director.

The nonprofit Center Stage Theatre, founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife Gary and Francesca Scarpa, presents a full season of five productions. It is in the former Lafayette School.

For details on the audition or the theater, go to centerstageshelton.com or call 203-225-6079.

 

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