‘Fiddler’ kicks up its heels on tour

FLINT — The Whiting is pleased to present “Fiddler on the Roof” on March 17 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $19 – $59 with student rush tickets available the day of for $12. Tickets can be purchased online at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810- 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center.

The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, just off I-475 between the University of Michigan Flint and Mott Community College on the Flint Cultural Center campus.

“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as … as a “Fiddler on the Roof,” announces Tevye, a humble milkman from the Russian village of Anatevka. And so begins a tale of love and laughter, devotion and defiance … and changing traditions.

“Fiddler on the Roof” , the Tony Award® winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal, embarks on its North American Tour.

When his daughters choose suitors who defy his idea of a proper match, Tevye comes to realize, through a series of incidents that are at once comic and bittersweet, that his children will begin traditions of their own.

At the story’s close, the villagers of Anatevka are forced to leave their homes and even the sturdy mores that have guided everyday life begin to crumble.

Paradoxically, it is the enforced loss of the rigid traditions and home life that Tevye has tried so tenaciously to preserve that leads the family to reconcile and draw closer still.

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be at The Whiting for two performances on, March 17. Tickets are available by calling 810-237-7333 or at www.TheWhiting.com.

This performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” is supported by Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Regional Medical Center, abc12, Town Square Media, Health Plus, All Weather Seal, Citizens Bank, CK 105.5, Cars 108, WFNT, The View Newspapers, Michigan Public Radio, MCACA, and Charles Steward Mott Foundation. — G.G.

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