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White Theatre: Auditions

2nd Call of Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof
Saturday August 16

Book by: Joseph Stein
Music by: Jerry Bock
Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Directed by: Steven Eubank
Music Direction by: Daniel Doss

Fiddler on the Roof performs at the White Theatre located at 5801 W. 115th St, Overland Park, KS 66211.

Performance Dates:
November 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 at 7:30pm
November 9, 16, 23 at 2:00pm

All roles are open and we encourage everyone to audition!

  • Ages 8-18 -- Male and female youth singers to play chorus/ensemble; AND ALSO Female youth singers-actors to play Tevye’s daughters: Chava (approx. age 15), Schprintze (approx. age 12) and Bielke (approx. age 8)
  • Late teens-20s -- Female singers-actors to play Tevye’s daughters: Tzeitel and Hodel; AND ALSO male baritone/tenor singers-actors to play the daughters’ love interests: Motel, Perchik and Fyedka
  • Teens-30s -- Male dancers to play the Russians in “To Life” and the Bottle Dancers at the end of Act I “Wedding”
  • Age 40+ -- Male baritone singer and skilled dramatic actor (and comedian) to play Tevye

Please email Production Manager Jayson Chandley at for an audition appointment on Saturday, August 16th (times may be available between 1:30 and 4:30 pm – you may request an earlier time or attend the OPEN CALL at 4:30 pm if you are not able to reserve a specific time.) Please indicate in the email requesting an audition time if you will be dancing and will require the Male Dancer protocol as listed below. 

Bring a current headshot and résumé. Singers-actors should prepare 32-bars of a classic musical theatre song (up-tempo or ballad). Bring sheet music clearly marked for the accompanist. You may be asked to read/sing from the script/score of Fiddler on the Roof at your audition time.  You may also be asked to attend a callback at 5 pm the same day. 

Male dancers should prepare a brief and athletic ballet or musical theatre jazz combination (CD player or iPod dock will be provided).

Please do not call the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City or the White Theatre with any questions or concerns. Emails only to – thank you.

Synopsis: Relive the Tradition!

Fiddler on the Roof, has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof features timeless songs such as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Join in the tears of laughter, joy and sadness as Tevye, a poor milkman, tries to keep his family’s beloved traditions and faith strong in a changing world where life can be as precarious as a Fiddler on the Roof. Rated PG

Character Descriptions:

AVRAM: Male, 40-60 yrs old. Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area. Range: D3 - Eb4

BIELKE: Female, 8-12 yrs old. Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik. Range: B3 - D5

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

CONSTABLE: Male, 35-45 yrs old. Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Speaking Role

FRUMA-SARAH: Female, 35-45 yrs old. Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Range: C4 - Eb5

FYEDKA: Male, 20-25 yrs old. A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence. Speaking Role

GOLDE: Female, 40-50 yrs old. Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye. Range: A3 - Eb5

GRANDMA TZEITEL: Female, 60-75 yrs old. Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel. Range: C#4 - D5

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

LAZAR WOLF: Male, 40-50 yrs old. The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel. Range: C3 - F#4

MOTEL: Male, 18-25 yrs old. The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly. Range: E3 - F#4

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

SHPRINTZE: Female, 9-13 yrs old. Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik. Range: B3 - D5

TEVYE: Male, 45-60 yrs old. 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. Range: Ab2 - F5

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

YENTE: Female, 50-60 yrs old. The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip. Range: F3 - F5

ENSEMBLE: Will play Villagers and Russian Soldiers.

For more information on auditions, please contact Jayson Chandley, Facility and Production Coordinator, at 913-327-8074 or 

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