After a hiatus while “Miracle On 34th Street” took the stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre, “Fiddler” is back in all its glory for a run through February 3 at the popular dinner theatre.
While act one seemed a little tenous and slow, act two had the cast in fine tempo performing the venerable musical and it still rates four stars out of four!!!! Bill Nolte as Tevye does this show just right and the orchestration backing up Nolte and Emily Zacharias,(who plays Golde, Tevye’s wife) directed by Leo P. Carusone is fine tuned to play “Tradition,” “Matchmaker,” “To Life,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Do You Love Me,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and the rest of the Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick score that has made Fiddler a hit over the decades.
Nolte gives his special interpretation of Tevye, the dairyman beset with troubles of existence, the fact his daughters want to select their own husbands beyond tradition, a broken down mule, and Russian officials who harass the settlers of a little village in Russia. Finely directed by Richard Stafford, who also choreographed Fiddler, this is a show for the family and I recommend it for first timers and for the second time around. And the food at WBT is super with great service.
Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.