Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)

This page give you some information about the Anatevka production during the Summer of 1998 in Laax.

Introduction

In the Summer of 1998, from 18th July to 5th August, the amature theater group Laax together with the choirs and a lot help from other clubs put on an open air production of ANATEVKA (Fiddler on the Roof). This was the first time this musical has been performed in the local Romansch language.

The Cast

Tevje

Golde

Fumia Coray

Zeitel

Irina Killias

Hodel

Sandra Killias

Chava

Judith Toggenburg

Sprintze

Carin Camathias

Bielke

Catia Tschuor

Jente

Natalia Gliott

Mottel Kamzoil

Ivan Brunold

Lazar Wolf

Christoph Imper

Motschach

Toni Camenisch

Awram

Gion Balzer Casanova

Rabbi

Luisin Brunold

Mendel

Daniel Casanova

Perchik

Fedja

Ivo Capaul

Grandma Zeitel

Nena Camathias

Fruma-Sarah

Rita Bass

Nachum

Policeman

Toni Camathias

Schandel

Gerda Manning

Jussel

Andri Hendry

Text

Joseph Stein

Songs

Sheldon Harnick

Music

Jerry Bock

Translation

Ursicin G.G. Derungs

Producer

Mariano Tschuor

Musical Director

Rest Giusep Tuor

Stage Design + Costumes

Remo Arpagaus

Orchester

The Choirs

Soprano

Alto
Paulina Arpagaus, Giuseppina Auchter, Heinrica Brunold, Cecilia Cadruvi, Rosmarie Cadruvi, Regula Caduff, Nena Camathias, Maria Camenisch, Julia Capaul, Hildegard Casanova, Carlina Caviezel, Alexandra Cavigelli, Augusta Cavigelli, Fumia Coray, Julia Coray, Genoventa Decurtins, Rosina Hendry, Elisabeth Juon, Irina Killias, Rita Killias, Gerda Manning, Monika Palmy, Antoinette Schmid, Elisabeth Schmid


Tenor

Bass

Children
Andrin Bass, Irena Cadruvi, Michael Cadruvi, Monica Cadruvi, Remo Camathias, Nastasia Coray, Selina Coray, Martina Cecilia Decurtins, Erika Merz, Adrian Walser, Armanda Wiher


Russian Soldiers
Guido Bass, Roland Camathias, Umberto Camathias, Corsin Cathomen, Franco Cathomen, Felix Caviezel, Simon Caviezel, Severin Coray, Thomas Gschwend, Andriu Tschuor

The Story

The musical takes place in the village of Anatevka in Russia, in the year of 1904. It centers around a Jewish dairyman, Tevje, and his five daughters. He is trying to marry off Zeitel, the oldest daughter. The matchmaker, Jente, finds her a match in Lazar Wolf the butcher. However, the butcher is much older the Zeitel, and she does not love him. Zeitel loves Mottel Kamzoil, the poor tailor, and they promise each other that they would get married. (Something unheard of at that time.) Anyway, Mottel askes Tevje if he can marry Zeitel, and after much thought he says yes. To convince his wife, Golde, that the match with Mottel is the right one, he creates an elaborate dream sequence that plays on Golde's superstitious side.
Meanwhile, Fedja, a Russian, has given Chava a book to read, and Perchik, a young student from Kiev, comes to stay with Tevje, trading lessons for food and lodging.
Mottel and Zeitel get married, and after the wedding, during the festivities the Russian soldiers come in and trash the place.
Perchik and Hodel also fall in love, and they get engaged. (Also unheard of at that time.) They inform Tevje and, again after much thought, he gives them permission to be married. Soon after this Perchik is arrested for demonstrating in Kiev, and is sent to a prison in Siberia. Hodel leaves to join him there.
Chava and Fedja also fall in love. Chava tells Tevje and he is outraged, because she wants to marry out of faith. She gets married anyway and so Tevje disowns her. Soon after that all the Jewish people in Anatevka get a notice to move out.
And that is where the musical ends. It's a very sad ending.

Photos

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