The Fiddler Makes His Appearance

By Lainey S. Cronk on May 10, 2005

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Despite a dismal day of mud and pouring rain, Fiddler on the Roof opened with a full house, a superb performance and a standing ovation. PUC’s Napa Valley Musical Theatre performed two shows in Yountville’s Lincoln Theater on Sunday, May 8. Three more performances will follow on May 14 and 15.

Judy Park of the public relations office came back with the “Matchmaker” song stuck in her head. Previously unfamiliar with Fiddler, she found the play to be highly satisfactory. “The songs were really catchy,” she said, “and there was a lot of humor. My favorite parts were the group scenes—they were really well choreographed.”

Student Nina Hansen was blown away by the acting and singing skills of the faculty members in the cast. Having a live orchestra, she added, made the performance even more superb. Community members (who made up the majority of the crowd) had such comments as “wonderful!” and even “flawlessly done.”

With performances stretching several hours long, the cast and crew are tired; but they’re rewarded by the positive response of the audiences. We salute their hard work and excellent performance!