Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mt. Sinai Synagogue sponsors "Jews from Eastern Europe" exhibit, Jewish cuisine and a post-show talk Sept. 29 at "Fiddler on the Roof"

The most powerful musical theatre has origins in human misery. "Les Miserables" centers around survival on the mean streets of Paris and the struggle for freedom by the disenfranchised masses. "West Side Story" is about New York City street gangs and immigration. "Fiddler on the Roof" is about pogroms targeting Eastern European and Russian Jews. Lurking in the background of "Fiddler" is the eventual extermination of The Six Million. 

The Cheyenne Little Theatre Players will open its production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on Friday, September 28. The show will run for 10 performances: September 28, 29, 30 & October 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15. Tickets are going fast so call the Box Office at (307) 638-6543 today or order online at

There are several special events/activities associated with "Fiddler on the Roof." One of them is sponsored by the Mt. Sinai Synagogue. Several members of the Mt. Sinai congregation are in the cast. The Synagogue will present an exhibit of local Jews with families from Eastern Europe, compiled by Mt. Sinai Librarian and Historian Dorothy Feldman. The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Mary Godfrey Playhouse at Pershing and Windmill throughout the run of the show. It opens September 28.

On Saturday, September 29, Mt Sinai Sisterhood will offer Jewish treats (Hamantashen, Rugelach, and other baked goods) at 6:30 P.M. before the 7:30 P.M. show. Donations will be accepted which will benefit the Cheyenne Little Theatre. Then, after that show, a free "Talk Back" session will be presented by the cast and Mt Sinai's Rabbi, Harley Karz-Wagman.

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