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Naval Academy Presents Winter Musical "Fiddler on the Roof"

Posted on: February 04, 2013 08:00 EST

Press Release #: 010-13

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Tickets for the U.S. Naval Academy’s musical performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” will go on sale to the public Tuesday, Feb. 5. Performances will be held Feb. 22, 23, and 24 and March 1, 2, and 3 in Mahan Hall.  

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays.  Tickets for the musical range from $15 to $18 and can be purchased at the door, online at or by calling the Naval Academy’s Music and Theatre Box Office at 410-293-TIXS (8497).

The annual USNA Glee Club Winter Musical is produced in true Broadway style. It is a fully-staged, costumed, and choreographed production with a live pit orchestra. The production is under the direction of Dr. Lars Tatom with vocal direction by Dr. Aaron Smith and musical direction of Mr. Monte Maxwell.

The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is based on Sholem Aleichem’s story of “Tevye and his Daughters” with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein. The story takes place in a tiny Russian village in 1905 and focuses on a poor milkman, Tevye, who has to adapt to a changing world. His eldest daughter is betrothed to a wealthy butcher but is in love with a poor tailor. Tevye has to decide between keeping his family’s traditions or choosing his daughter’s happiness.

Vehicles without Department of Defense decals are not permitted on the Naval Academy grounds.  Audience members may walk-on through Gate 3 on Maryland Avenue.  Gate 3 is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for pedestrian traffic during performance nights.  All visitors are required to show a valid photo identification to enter the grounds.  Parking will be available for $5 at the Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, with a complimentary shuttle to Mahan Hall.  Cars with handicapped license plates or dashboard cards must be issued a pass from Pass and ID at Gate 1 during normal business hours. After business hours, a pass may be issued by the shift lieutenant at Gate 8. 

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