Fiddler On the Roof – Meet Tevye

Today I had the opportunity to interview Richard Halbrook, Senior member of the drama club and participant in this year’s musical, Fiddler on the Roof. The musical will open April fifth, and show until the seventh.

What is your role in Fiddler on the Roof?
“Tevye, a Jewish-Russian milkman.”

How often are you practicing for your role?
“Practically every day. I’m pretty busy.”

How many songs are you singing in the musical?
“About ten songs.”

Do you have a lot of fun with the dance numbers?
“Yeah, it’s a great time.”

How do you prepare for show night?
“Just some vocal warm-ups. I mainly just go with the flow.”

Do you ever get nervous or stage fright? How do you avoid that?
I do get nervous, but I know they’re gonna love it, so I just go out and do my best.”

Are you excited for show night?
“YES!”

What’s your favorite line as Tevye?
“As the good book says, when a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick; Where does the book say that? Well it doesn’t exactly say that, but someplace it has something about a chicken.”

 

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