Third times a charm. After three times, things become a… tradition. After Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story, the InSPE foundation decided to put on another Broadway classic: Fiddler on the Roof. This project spanned 2020 and 2021, which, of course, both were the global Corona years. Rehearsals were canceled and moved online. We hope none of you have experience with doing a choral or orchestral rehearsal online, because that is very difficult. Eventually, we were allowed to rehearse live again, which was a great relief. Only singing was allowed again very late, only a few months before the performances. These restrictions led us to move the performances back to September, and move the location outside, as there are no ventilation restrictions outside. In the end, InSPE performed Fiddler on the Roof 4 times, on the 18th and 19th of September 2021 in the Open Air Theater of the University of Twente.
Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman in Anatevka, a small village near Kiev. Here, Tevye’s morals and beliefs are put to the test as his eldest daughters want to marry, but not to men Tevye immediately approves of. Is the love for his daughters stronger than the traditions of Anatevka? Trouble is also brewing with the Christian, Russian oppressors. How will this all play out?
The second board of InSPE: Ilse, Marit and Aron
A big production like Fiddler on the Roof does not come for free. Luckily we have some incredible sponsors and funds that support the production and contribute to the success of Fiddler on the Roof.