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‘Tis the Theater Season

The beginning of April always means we’re in for back to back weekends of talented theater productions. Opening night for Colchester High School’s rendition of Fiddler on the Roof is tomorrow at 7pm. Next week, Colchester Middle School takes the center stage with Into the Woods Junior.

fiddler_1The story of Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from the village.

Fiddler on the Roof
Performing Arts Center at Colchester High School
Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 6th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tickets: $5.00 for children and students / $8.00 for adults

 

into-the-woods-logo-final-1024x690Students from Colchester Middle School will offer an amusingly different way to think about everyone’s favorite fairy tale characters through their production of Into the Woods Junior. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Into the Woods Junior
Performing Arts Center at Colchester High School
Thursday, April 12th at 6:00 pm
Friday, April 13th at 6:00 pm
Tickets: $3.00 for students and seniors / $5.00 for adults

The students in both schools have been working hard onstage and behind the scenes to bring their shows to life. Don’t miss the chance to catch these beloved shows performed right here in Colchester!