“A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn’t easy. You may ask ‘Why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous?’ Well, we stay because Anatevka is our home. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: tradition!”

Adaptation from Shalom Alehem’s story “The Daughters of Tevye”, the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is one of the most successful musicals throughout history. The first adaptation was made at the Imperial Theater in Broadway, in 1964, and has known over 3200 performances. The big screen adaptation in 1971 was also received very well by the audience and the critics.

We are presented with several happenings from the life of Tevye, the milkman: his efforts to maintain a united family by respecting the almighty tradition in the Jewish community of the Russian village of Anatevka. Although Yente, the village matchmaker, is set to find a husband for each of Tevye’s five daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Hava impose their own will and marry out of love, leaving aside the tradition. The rupture in Tevye’s family coincides with the Russian pogroms: by a decision of the authorities, the people of Anatevka are forced to leave their homes.


Tevye: Richard Balint;
Golde: Ioana Dragoş Gajdo;
Tzeitel: Angela Tanko/Mihaela Gherdan;
Hodel: Adela Lazăr/Andreea Gabor
Hava: Alina Leonte;
Shprintze: Anca Sigmirean;
Bielke: Georgia Căprărin/Sânziana Vrabie;
Yente: Elvira Platon-Rîmbu;
Lazăr Wolf: Ion Abrudan;
Motel: Pavel Sîrghi;
Percik: Răzvan Vicoveanu;
Fyedka: Ciprian Ciuciu;
The Policeman: Daniel Vulcu;
Avram: George Voinese;
Mordcha: Alexandru Rusu;
Nahum: Andrei Fazecaş;
Mendel: Florian Silaghi;
Rabbi: Emil Sauciuc;
Fruma Sara: Lidia Leța;
Bunica Tzeitel: Corina Cernea;
Sasha: Andrian Locovei;
Shandel: Mirela Niţă-Lupu;
Yussel: Igor Lungu

VILLAGERS, RUSSIANS, JEWS: Ioana Dagău, Zentania Lacatoș, Georgia Căprărin, Dania Ținca, Roland Hortea, Dana Vereș, Mihaela Theodora Winter, Andrada Ciocan, Amalia Dan, Ecaterina Hannel, Lavinia Mocanu, Ioana Laza, Georgeta Fazecaș, Amalia Dan, Mariana Negrean, Măriuca Popa, Florin Adameț, Dumitru Cora, Vasile Mircea Dărăban, Ciprian Dinicu, Cosmin Cioara, Cristian Seghedi, Daniel Titi Sandro, Liviu Moldovan, Nicolae Segărceanu, Ciutak Miklos.

With the participation of the enlarged orchestra of „Hakeshet Klezmer Band”:


Nicolae Levi – violin; Ion Pîntea – clarinet; Marian Boboia – harmonica; Ilie Pop – trombone; Iosif Vasile Trendler– drums; Andrei Seidler – percussion; Florian Chelu – bass; Petru Boroș – contrabass.

Artistic director: Korcsmáros György

Translator: Antoaneta Ralian

Music: Jerry Bock

Scenographer: Vioara Bara

Costumes: Amalia Judea

Choreographer: Andras Lorand


Participations in Festivals:

  • Festivalul Internaţional al Artelor Spectacolului Muzical “Viaţa e frumoasă” – Teatrul de Opereta Ion Dacian – Bucharest, November 2011
  • Festivalul Multicultural Internaţional “Fără Bariere” – Teatrul de Nord Satu Mare – Satu Mare, Mai 2012
  • Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru “Atelier” – Teatrul Municipal Baia Mare – Baia Mare, mai 2002

Awards and Nominations:

  • Nomination at the UNITER Awards – Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ioana Dragoş-Gajdo
  • Nomination at the UNITER Awards – Best Scenography – Vioara Bara
  • Jury’s Special Prize, Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru ATELIER 2012 – Richard Balint
  • Award for Best Choreography, Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru ATELIER 2012 – András Loránd
  • Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru ATELIER 2012: Richard Balint
  • Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru ATELIER 2012: Ioana Dragoş-Gajdo
  • Nomination for Best Scenography, Festivalul Internaţional de Teatru ATELIER 2012 – Vioara Bara