With June 21 being Father's Day, Joe Jefferson Players are encouraging theatre buffs to "Grab youtr favorite Papa and join us for the final weekend of 'Fiddler on the Roof'" Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. On this special Father's Day weekend, there'll be fun giveaways, refreshments, cast meet-and-greet and a Fathers Foto Booth with props and costumes.
And now, meet the Father of all Fathers: Gene Murrell as Tevye. Murrell has returned to JJP, playing one of his dream roles, the father of 5 daughters in 1905 Russia. He was last seen as Shrek in "Shrek the Musical" at Chickasaw Civic Theatre. But many will also recognize Murrell as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host on WZEW-FM (92 ZEW) and can also be seen around town playing piano in a Dueling Pianos Show.
"Fiddler on the Roof" is directed by Eric C. Browne. For information, visit www.joejeffersonplayers.com. For the box office, call 471-1534. JJP is at 11 S. Carlen Street in Mobile.