The JJP production will be directed by Eric C. Browne with musical direction by Daniel Driskell and choreography by Kristen O'Keefe. The play is based on a book by Joseph Stein. The music is by Jerry Bock and lyrics are by Sheldon Harnick.
Set in Russia in 1905, the story centers on the father of 5 daughters and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his daughters as each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith and with the edict of the Czar that evicts the Jews from their village.
The cast includes Gene Murrell as Tevye; Evelyn Watkins as Golde; Emily Ericson, Tzeitel; Christianna Mills; Hodel; Amanda Watson, Chava; Rainey Turner as Sphrintze and Ashley Park as Bielke. E.A. Keeble plays Yente, the Matchmaker, Kirk Corley is Motel the Taylor and Jackson Henson is the student Perchik.
Others in the cast include Harvie Jordan, Henry Schwarzberg, Elijah Crawford, Melanie Petithory, Amanda Mitchell, John Paul Jones, Brandy Stephens, Will Robinson-Smith, Ken Turner and Brian Jackson.
The Russians are played by Jim Cink, Tyler Allen, Christopher Harden and Tyler Doby. Villagers are Isabella Alday, Avery Alexander, Sharrell Edmond, Anna Fillingim, Grace Leverett, Savannah Lyle, Anna Mann, Ava McCarter, Tori Monteiro, Sierra Patrick, Tatiana Radoslovich, Morgan Russell, Ann Sands and Whitney Upton.
Joe Jefferson Playhouse is at 11 S. Carlen Street in Mobile. For more information, call 471-1534 or see www.joejeffersonplayers.com.