On Wednesday evening in the Bell Auditorium at Brookings High School, theater-goers at the dress rehearsal got a sneak peek at the Brookings Community Theatre's final production of the 2011-2012 season: "Fiddler on the Roof."
The show opens to the general public at 7 p.m. tonight. Nightly shows continue Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee is planned for Sunday. Performances resume Aug. 2-5.
Arguably the BCT's most ambitious endeavor to date, the world-renowned musical is set in the small village of Anatevka in czarist Russia. In this tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye, a poor dairyman with five daughters, tries to instill the traditions of faith and culture as changing mores and anti-Semitism loom on the horizon.
Seen here: In the Prologue, Tevye (Stu Melby), joined by the full cast, sings of "Tradition."
/ In Scene 1, Act 1, Tevye's five daughters have some fun making fun of the village "matchmaker."