Fiddler on the Roof at Dayton Playhouse

Local connections with Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick will come full circle this month when the Dayton Playhouse presents his most famous musical, Fiddler on the Roof, May 4-20.

Playing the role of Tevye will be The Dayton Jewish Observer’s Marshall Weiss, who brought Harnick to Dayton last May as part of The Observer’s 10th anniversary gala.

Renée Franck-Reed, who regularly performs with arts organizations across the Miami Valley, will play Golde; she, along with Human Race Theatre Company Executive Director Kevin Moore, were the soloists at the gala with Harnick.

For several years, Franck-Reed has also sung at Temple Israel during High Holy Days services.

Directing the production is Brian Sharp, who, along with Dayton Playhouse Executive Director Adam Leigh, met with Harnick when the lyricist was in town last year.

Harnick wrote the show in collaboration with composer Jerry Bock and book writer Joe Stein.

Fiddler is the final production of Dayton Playhouse’s 2006-07 Mainstage Season.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (60 and over), $12 for children (12 and under), and $14 for groups of 10 or more.

For reservations, call 424-8477 or go to . Tickets are also available one hour prior to curtain.

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