Sat., Jan. 7, 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. 2012
In 1964, a milkman named Tevye first announced onstage, "Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as ... as a fiddler on the roof." Today, veteran actor John Preece (who has played the role of Tevye more than 1,700 times) utters the famous line inside Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, 916-469-8500) alongside the rest of the Tony Award-winning cast as they perform Fiddler on the Roof
. The musical makes a two-night tour stop at the theater and features Jerome Robbins' original Broadway direction and choreography. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, the musical about Jewish life in a pre-revolutionary Russian village includes such songs as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man." The show begins at 8 tonight and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, available for $40 and $50, may be purchased online at jccc.edu/TheSeries
or by calling 913-469-4445.