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I was surprised to read that the reviewer had felt the stage to be too small for this as , after the first scene, all I could say was *WOW*!! I´d seen Fiddler but never , onstage. The director´s ingenious use of the available space was absolutely outstanding. Her uses of vertical as well as horizontal levels to depict dimension was thoroughly effective as was the *freezing*and *unfreezing* of characters to depict an aside. As for myself, I felt that I had visited the village and lived this with them. As for my coworker who had also seen the play , subsequent to myself and at my urging, she felt the same and had nothing but praise for it. Crowded? Well, the village *is* crowded and it wasn´t depicted in a way that was chaotic or difficult to follow...it was *realistic* , The choreography was incredible, and the enthusiasm, and absolute love for the craft and the particular play came though as plain, pure theater at it´s best! I was thoroughly entertained ! Comparing it with Broadway,on a stage that is too small, is actually quite the compliment. I have seen Broadway productions .Coincidentally, I told everyone , afterwards, that I´d felt like I´d just seen one.... it´s of that level of excellence! The LakeCity Playhouse has created an extraordinary production; and don´t let anyone tell you otherwise........ Today, being the anniversary of Zero Mostel´s first performance in Fiddler on the Roof, on Broadway, cannot be a more appropriate time, to congratulate this FANTASTIC group of actors who have done a truly memorable and skilled depiction, in the ***Tradition*** that it was meant to be done in....... It was PERFECTLY ENTERTAINING...THANKS , to every one of you who shared your talents ; creating a spot on FABULOUSLY , entertaining show!!!
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