Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael

Movie Night – Fiddler a Miracle of Miracles

January 12, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morristown Jewish Center
177 Speedwell Avneue
Morristown, NJ

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Fiddler a Miracle of Miracles is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. The documentary explores why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and a cultural touchstone the world over.

Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City.

We will welcome guest speaker Marc Aronson whose father Boris Aronson is featured in the documentary.  Boris Aronson was the set designer who created the town of Anatevka that theater goers world-wide experienced as the portal to the importance of the idea of Tradition in our Jewish lives.  He will introduce the film and take questions at its conclusion.