We are a non-profit community theatre specializing in affordable, professional-quality productions located in the old sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, NC.

Founded in 1982 as a mission outreach program of Marvin United Methodist Church, the Stained Glass Playhouse offers production and theatrical events which encompass moral messages, family values and community issues. The Stained Glass Playhouse was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1997 and was granted it’s 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in June, 1998 as a community theatre. We welcome volunteers and contributions from everyone. The Playhouse was admitted into membership of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County in 2008.

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The Stained Glass Playhouse provides outstanding, intimate community theater at its best for actor and audience alike!

A proud member of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Admission: $15 Adults; $12 Sr. Citizen, $10 Students

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Stained Glass Playhouse • 4401 Indiana Ave • Winston-Salem, NC 27105 • 336-661-4949 • Reservations 336-499-1010


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Coming to the Stained Glass Playhouse Weekends
July 18th August 3rd

Announcing our
2014 - 2015 Season

Summer 2014
July 18th
August 3rd

Fall 2014
th - 23rd

September 7
th - 8th
7 - 9 PM

Winter 2015
February 6th

Spring 2014
May 1st

“Fiddler On The Roof”

Director: Becky Burke

Music Director: Marilyn Gaylord

Stage Manager: Richard Warner

Book by  Joseph Stein

Music by  Jerry Bock

Lyrics by  Sheldon Harnick

Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical theatre tradition! Winner of 10 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1965, the show is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

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Characters: Fiddler on the Roof

Tevye: As the narrator and main character of this story, Tevye is the father of five daughters, an impoverished milkman, a leader in his Jewish community, and husband to the headstrong Golde. He is faced with struggles to uphold the traditions of his people, especially through the marriages of his daughters.

Golde: As Tevye’s wife of twenty-five years and mother of his five daughters, Golde is an efficient helpmate and traditionalist, faced with changes of a “new world.” She has a sharp tongue and wit. Her love of family helps her face the challenges that her family encounters.

Tzeitel: Tevye and Golde’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel is about twenty years old and in love with Motel, whom she eventually marries instead of Lazar Wolf.

Hodel: Tevye and Golde’s second daughter, Hodel falls in love with Perchik and they defy tradition by not seeking her father’s permission to marry, only his blessing. Later, she leaves Anatevka for Siberia to be with the imprisoned Perchik.

Chava: Tevye and Golde’s third daughter, Chava falls in love with Fyedka, a Russian, and is ordered to “never see him again.” They elope and her family disowns her, until the end when Tevye momentarily acknowledges them.

Shprintze: Tevye and Golde’s fourth daughter

Bielke: Tevye and Golde’s youngest daughter

Yente: The village’s matchmaker and busybody

Motel Kamzoil: An impoverished tailor and secretly pledged to Tzeitel, Motel gathers the courage to ask Tevye for her hand in marriage. He feels “even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness.” They marry and start a family, which also includes the “new arrival” of a sewing machine.

Shandel: Motel’s mother

Perchik: A radical student from Kiev and later Hodel’s husband, Perchik leaves Anatevka to work for the revolution in Kiev. He is arrested and sent to prison in Siberia.

Lazar Wolf: A rich butcher, widower of Fruma-Sarah, and the man Yente the matchmaker sets as a match for Tzeitel

Mordcha: An innkeeper

Rabbi: Anatevka’s Jewish spiritual leader

Mendel: The Rabbi’s son

Avram: A bookseller

Nahum: A begger

Grandma Tzeitel: Golde’s late grandmother

Fruma-Sarah: Lazar Wolf’s late wife

Yussel: A hatter

Constable: A local Russian official, the constable, though he has a good relationship with Tevye, follows his orders to perform an “unofficial demonstration” during Tzeitel and Motel’s wedding, and then forces all the Jewish villagers to leave Anatevka.

Fyedka: A Russian villager and later Chava’s husband

Sasha: Fyedka’s friend

The Fiddler


Performance Dates:  July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

August 1, 2, 3, 2014

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Flex Ticket Sale Dates:  June 16, 2014

General Public:  June 23, 2014

Produced by Special Arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI), New York

Fiddler on the Roof Night of January 16th

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