“Fiddler On The Roof” Back at Westchester Broadway Theatre

2013 season has great shows lined up

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Bill Nolte stars as Tevye

After a one month hiatus Fiddler returns to the popular dinner theatre in Elmsford tonight, Thursday January 3. Broadway star Bill Nolte tells the Rockland County Times he is very pleased to be doing his favorite role at Westchester Broadway Theatre and has no problem with doing it in a split performance. “We have a wonderful cast playing in a great venue, the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and the music is fantastic,” he averred.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Nolte attended schools in Ohio including the Cincinatti Conservatory of Music and broke into show business in 1981, making his debut in New York City where he has been in several musical productions. The cast had its first rehearsal for Fiddler this week at WBT and Nolte said “We are refreshed and ready to go.”

Nolte says he has his own special insight into the role of Tevye in Fiddler and he calls the show a beautiful piece of art. He praised the sound system at WBT, saying it helps the cast and himself to tell the story of a Jewish settlement in Russia many years ago as the lead character Tevyes struggles with the authorities, changing times and life in general.

Fiddler will play January 3 through February 3. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com for Internet discounts.

Following Fiddler, WBT’s 2013 season continues with “In The Heights,” presented by Family Youth Theatre, “Guys And Dolls” in March and May, “The Sound Of Music” in May, June and July, “Oliver” in August, “Kiss Me Kate” in September and November and “White Christmas” in November and December.