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Fiddler on the Roof is easily one of the most talked about musical productions of all time. Throughout its 50 year history, the story of Tevye and his daughters has been studied, translated, adapted, and written about by brilliant minds around the world. It seems that everybody wants to know, "What makes Fiddler on the Roof so special?" In trying to answer that question for ourselves, we came across a treasure trove of videos, interviews, essays, and trivia that we felt was just too good to keep to ourselves. In no particular order, we present some here for you to enjoy.

See Garth Brooks Play Tevye on Muppets Tonight

Muppets Tonight was a live-action puppet television series that ran from 1996 to 1998. In this episode, country singer Garth Brooks dresses up as Tevye for a country rendition of "If I Were a Rich Man."

You Can Even Find Fiddler Backstage at Spiderman 2

Here's Alfred Molina (who starred in the 2004-6 Broadway production) showing off his Tevye chops in an outtake from Spiderman 2.

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An article by Amanda Walgrove
for Tablet: A New Read
on Jewish Life

Fiddler Contest #1

We Need Your Fiddler Haiku!

At almost three hours long, Fiddler on the Roof is a marathon of melody and mispucha (Yiddish for family). To help us sum it all up, we're asking you to submit your best Fiddler on the Roof haiku. We'll share our favorites on the Spertus Facebook Page and award one writer with a Fiddler on the Roof prize package from the Spertus Shop.

Email your haiku to 
with "Fiddler Haiku"  in the subject line.

Here are some samples for inspiration:

Long before JDate
We still had a matchmaker
Her name was Yente

We know you must go
To visit Siberia
But bring a sweater

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Fiddler on the RoofFiddler at 50!
Spertus celebrates five decades of Fiddler on the Roof with a trio of special programs and a range of resources.

Author Event | Booksigning 
Sunday, April 6 at 2 pm 
Fiddler's Fortunes

Alisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roofshares the power of Fiddler.

Special Event
Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 pm
Fiddler on the Roof

See the MGM classic on the big screen!

Film | Discussion
Monday, April 7 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a rare screening of the 1939 Yiddish-language film.

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