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Thread: Fiddler on the Roof

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    Fiddler on the Roof

    I am going to see the Broadway musical tonight! It is one of my favorite movies and I can't wait to see the original musical. Each year before Christmas I get tickets to a Broadway production for my girls and me. I picked Fiddler this year. They aren't that convinced it was the best choice. LOL. Any one a fan of Fiddler on the Roof?
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    LOVE IT. When my son was in Jr High his music teacher was making them play music they had never heard and couldn't relate to. So when I suggested she pick something they were familiar with, she picked a song from this movie and they all liked playing it.

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    I love it!!! The depth of the characters, especially Papa, is amazing. It has it all. Great music, drama, comedy, love, courage. It is a wonderful film and I'm sure on stage will be just as magical.

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    Most anything Broadway is good. Some better than others, but I love the music in Fiddler On The Roof. I'm envious of you. You all enjoy.
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    Love the movie. Have not watched it for a long time. With the Christmas season I have to watch Scrooge first.

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    Lucky You.Enjoy.
    fiddler is one of my two all time favorites.
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    Big fan! I got to see it with Topal (he was on broadway then in the movie) when it was in Detroit for I think the 50th anniversary. Saw it a few times in smaller theaters but of course broadway was great. Enjoy!

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    Yes! One of my favorite oldies. There's no one like Tevah. Hope it's as good as you think it will be and I bet your kids will like it too. Eho can resist that music!

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    We are season ticket holders for the opera here in St. Louis. We seen Fiddler on the Roof several years ago and enjoyed it, but, wasn't my favorite.....loved the music! Enjoy it and have fun and let us know how it was

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    It is one of my all-time favorites too. I saw it in San Francisco with my dad. He did the lead role in the play in a local theater when I was growing up and helping him learn his lines and attending rehearsals and performances remains one of my most cherished memories of my dad. It is a totally different experience seeing the musical live than watching the movie - you are in for one serious treat!
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    It's wonderful! I love all the music. Besides for the classic numbers, I find the dream scene very funny.

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    We saw Fiddler at a community theater before we saw the movie and we always felt the play was much better. Still I love the movie, too. Hope you have a wonderful experience. Mazal tov.

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    I've only seen the movie. It's an all time favorite at our house. At my 25th wedding anniversary we played "Do You Love Me?" We even some times quote it at our house. DH "If you ever stop talking I won't be late!" Me "You could die from such a man!" I even misquoted it to my oldest DSon when he was in college, "A job is not to like a job is to get."
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    I'm home. The show was wonderful. We had great seats too! I'm so glad I got to go. Not many of the great shows come to this area.
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    Love the movie and saw a dinner theater production of it quite a few years ago but I'm sure that Broadway will put both to shame. Hope it is everything you hope it will be - there is nothing like live theater!
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    I saw it when it first debuted on Braodway way back in the late sixties. It was really wonderful, especially the dream scene.

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    Glad you enjoyed the play. How did your daughters like it? (You said they weren't too keen on the idea.)

    I grew up with that play. The soundtrack was played at family gatherings, we sang the songs at summer camp. I didn't see the movie until I was a teenager, years after it first came out, but the people were so like the people in my (East European Jewish) community, that it felt very familiar.

    I haven't seen it in years. I'll have to see it this winter.
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    The worst play is still better than movies. I love plays whether they're professional or local amatures. Dinner theater, opera, operetta, or high school play, I love them all.

    Oh, wait, DH was given tickets to a play once and we went to see it. It was horrible---f bombs every other word. We left. It was Kiss of the Spider Woman or something like that. About two lovers in prison---not good.
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    Yes only wish I was so lucky as to be able to go see it in a play!!
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