Without tradition our lives would be as shaky as a Fiddler on the Roof. And so begins one of the most spectacular theatrical performances I have seen to date. As you may recall, a couple weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing Fiddler on the Roof with my best friend Christina. I loved the show so much that I knew I just had to take my mom to see it, and happily she enjoyed it as much as I did. I truly respect actors who embody a character and help the audience get lost in the performance. This doesn't happen often, but coupled with the singing, dancing, and sheer brilliance the show is three hours of pure bliss. Chaim Topol (Tevye) and Susan Cella (Golde), who incidentally is an Eastman grad, steal the show with their chemistry and talent. (I mean, who can forget Golde's demeaning, "Ah, my breadwinner..." to their poignant "Do you love me?")
Topol's unforgettable "If I were a Rich Man"
The delightful Cella and Topol.