Theatre Auditions

HPU’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre

Fiddler on the Roof

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem Aleichem

Directed by Joyce Maltby
Musical Direction by Richard Bragdon
Choreography by Brad Powell

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, “Fiddler’s” universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Auditions will be held:

Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Performances run Thursdays thru Sundays, November 7th thru November 30th, 2014.


Tevye, the Dairyman
Golde, his wife
Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, his older daughters
Shprintze, Bielke, his younger daughters
Yente, the Matchmaker
Motel, the Tailor
Perchik, the Student
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher
Mordcha, the Innkeeper
Mendel, his son
Avrahm, the Bookseller
Nachum, the Begger
Grandma Tzeitel
Fruma-Sarah (Lazar Wolf’s deceased wife)
Fyedka, young Russian wooing Chava
Shaindel, Motel’s mother

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and singing one prepared song. Please choose an example of what you do best as a singer and actor. Singing a song from the show is fine. (Please bring printed sheet music in your key) An accompanist will be provided. Scripts will be available for perusal on the premises at the windward and downtown campus libraries.

Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday through Friday evenings from 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 or 10:00 p.m. and some weekend days as needed.

For more information about the production, call Joyce Maltby: 391-2000 or Janine Myers: 386-4753.

For more information about the vocal requirements of any character, call Richard Bragdon: 931-0406.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held in HPU’s windward campus Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe (just off the Pali Highway).