Fiddler shook the roof

A scene from the Houghton Lake High School presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof"

HOUGHTON LAKE – The Houghton Lake High School presented the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” Nov. 16-18. The classical musical, based on the book by Joseph Stein, was directed by Mr. Chris Sura.

The play was set in the small village of Anatevka, Russia in 1905 on the eve of the Russian Revolution. The story tells the tale of a man of tradition who is facing questions of change in family, marriage and life at the beginning of a political upheaval. Life, therefore becomes as the main character says, “shaky as a Fiddler on the Roof!”

The many members of the cast included Dylan Smith, Grace Sura, Kat Haser, Anna VanCoonis, Kaylyn Allen, Alexis Wagner, Jenna Houserman, Stephanie Eckstorm, Emma O’Toole, Austin Schultz, Alex Smith, Logan Hacker, Zane Wittkopp, Marcus Cole, Abby Johnson, Austin Schultz, Elaine Fletcher, Autumn Grahl, Derrick Vo, Dominique Nagel, Madison Speer, Emily Gardner, and Ethan Bruning.

Additional supporting cast members were Emily Wormsbacher, Cassie Kowalski, Nolan Akin, Summer VanWormer, Hunter Tyrell, Faith Monroe, Emily Gardner, Adrianna Salyers and Kelli Ignat. Stagehands and tech crew included Justice Aeck, Krystal Chupp, Alexis Kappen, Haley Brown, Dakota Barr, Tyler Barth, Thomas Gazella and Megan Houserman.

The timeless play also included a host of talented area performers making up the orchestra, lighting and sound, vocals, costuming and choreography as well as the HLHS art department.

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