By Kathy L. Collins

The Village Players will present Fiddler on the Roof beginning on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The remaining show dates include September 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. There will be a matinee on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. and an encore presentation on Monday, September 22 at 8 p.m.

Fiddler on the Roof is directed by veteran actor and director Domin Pazo. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical set in imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on the character, Tevye, the father of five daughters. Tevye tries to maintain his family and Jewish traditions during a difficult period in history.

The Broadway show opened in 1964. It held the record as the longest running Broadway musical for many years.

According to Gail Pierce with the Village Players, “This production will be spectacular. Actors have been working for months. They are so dedicated, that they have been practicing dancing with real wine bottles on their heads both on and off the set.”

Tickets to Fiddler on the Roof are $15 for general admission; $13 for students, seniors and military with ID; and $12 for groups of 10 or more.

In October, the Village Players will present The Legend of Frankenstein, a play by Carlton M.L. Jones inspired by the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley novel. The performances will begin on Friday, October 17 and run through Sunday, October 26.

In December, the Village Players will present Scrooge and Marley beginning on Friday, December 5.

The year 2015 is a special one for the Village Players as they celebrate the 100 year anniversary of their home, the historic James McCabe Theatre. To begin the celebration, the Village Players have announced their line up of shows for 2015 early. Get set for a great year of community theatre including Noises Off! in February, Auntie Mame in April, Steel Magnolias in June, Wizard of Oz in August, The Diary of Anne Frank in October and Rent in December.

For more information and to get tickets to Fiddler on the Roof and information on upcoming shows, visit or call 643-8292.

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