BIG performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof' made possible by Creative Avenues

By: Cecile Juliette Email
By: Cecile Juliette Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It's the classic play that produced such hits as "Matchmaker" and "If I Were a Rich Man." 'Fiddler on the Roof' debuts tonight at Grand Junction High School.

One-hundred and fifty local kids are putting on the production through Creative Avenues. The production company invites kids ages 3 to 18 to audition for plays put on for the community.

The Youth Theater Project is the non-profit arm of Creative Avenues. It is a tuition-free program that offers students the opportunity to participate in theater and dance performances. They pay a $25 production fee, and there are several after-school rehearsals, costumes, and performances.

Joy Potter is the owner of Creative Avenues. She says, "It allows students an opportunity to explore theater and dance, regardless of
their financial circumstances."

All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Youth Theater Project

The children participating in the 'Fiddler on the Roof' production have been practicing for about 8 weeks.

The play takes place in the little Russian village of Anatevka, Tevye. A poor dairyman tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

There are 8 different dances performed in creative ballet, tap, and hip hop,
with students from age 3 through grade 12!

There are a several projects coming up if you think your children would benefit from performing for the community.

Auditions for "Aladdin Kids" for ages 5 through grade 12 will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd.

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