Downtown Springfield Association
Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

September, 22 2023 | 7:30 pm

311 East Walnut Street Springfield, Missouri 65806


  • Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl
  • Book by Joseph Stein
  • Music by Jerry Bock
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
  • Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
  • Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
  • Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI •

AUDIENCE: Fiddler on the Roof is rated PG.
LOCATION: The Landers Theatre – 311 E. Walnut St, Springfield, MO 65806

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, 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 traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty.

Capturing the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning, Fiddler on the Roof features iconic songs such as, “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Directing Springfield Little Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof will be well-known television actor and stage director, Jack Laufer.