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TEVYE'S TOUCHING TALE

The groundbreaking Broadway show Fiddler on the Roof is one of the few musicals that seriously addresses prejudice, persecution and cultural clashes, and it is one of the rare ones that does so with such warmth, love and laughter.

The Show Palace Dinner Theatre offers its version of the show Friday through Nov. 15.

Set in a tiny Jewish village in 1905 Russia, it's the story of the dairyman Tevye (Joshua Sussman), his wife Golde (Birdie Newman Katz) and their five daughters, all working their way through rigid religious traditions and personal challenges.

The songs go from the light-hearted Matchmaker, Matchmaker and If I Were a Rich Man to the poignant wedding song Sunrise, Sunset and melancholy Far From the Home I Love.

The 25-member cast is directed by Matthew McGee; music director is Michael Ursua.

Fiddler on the Roof, matinees and evenings Friday through Nov. 15 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95; ages 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

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