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Fiddler on the Roof Character Breakdown

(ages are a guideline and are subject to change)

 

TEVYE - Male, 35-60s - Range: Ab2 - F5 The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

 

GOLDE - Female, 25-60s - Range: A3 - Eb5 Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

 

TZEITEL - Female, 18-25 - Range: B3 - D5 Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions.

 

HODEL - Female, 18-23 - Range: B3 - E5 Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.

 

CHAVA - Female, 15-20 - Range: B3 - D5 Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.

 

SHPRINTZE - Female, 9-12 - Range: B3 - D5 Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.

 

BIELKE - Female, 6-9 - Range: B3 - D5 Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.

 

MOTEL - Male, 18-30 - Range: E3 - F#4 The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

 

PERCHIK - Male, 20-30 - Range: B2 - E4 The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

 

FYEDKA - Male, 18-25 - Speaking Role A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence.

 

LAZAR WOLF - Male, 40s-60s - Range: C3 - F#4 The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

 

YENTE - Female, 30s-60s - Range: F3 - F5 The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.

 

CONSTABLE - Male, 35-60 - Speaking Role Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.

 

There is a large ENSEMBLE of Villagers that will make up all different kids of families! Russian Soldiers and Dancers as well! Both speaking and non-speaking roles are available. The ensemble is heavily used in this show

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