Cinnabar Theater’s production of Fiddler on the Roof has sold out the first two weeks of its run and added extra dates; has been extended through September 28

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EXTENDED! Cinnabar’s Fiddler keeps playing on the roof


SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – Even before it opens, Cinnabar Theater’s production of Fiddler on the Roof has sold out the first two weeks of its run and added extra dates. This marvelous family musical opens tonight and has been extended through September 28!


Cinnabar kicks off its 42nd season by celebrating the 50th anniversary of a beloved musical. The original Broadway incarnation of Fiddler racked up an astonishing 10 Tony Awards by introducing unforgettable songs like “Tradition” and “If I Were A Rich Man.” It’s message of family, faith, and flexibility has never gone out of style. Experience the happiness and tears of Fiddler with 45 fantastic singers, dancers, and musicians in Cinnabar’s intimate theater.


Featuring stage direction by John Shillington and music direction by Mary Chun, Cinnabar’s ebullient production is generously underwritten by Clyde and Kim Schultz with Sandra O’Brien. Stephen Walsh of La Cage aux Folles plays Papa Tevye with Cinnabar’s own Elly Lichenstein as his wife. Talk about a match made in heaven! Don’t miss this joyful and beautiful show.


“We’re delighted that our audience is as excited about this show as we are,” Lichenstein said. “It’s an honor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this show with such a talented cast.”


Fiddler on the Roof showcases Erin Ashe (Chava), Madeleine Ashe (Yente), Michael Desnoyers (Motel), Anthony Guzman (Perchik), Molly Mahoney (Hodel), Jennifer Mitchell (Tzeitel), and Sam Rabinowitz (Fyedka). The ensemble features Adrian Boyer (Avram the Bookseller), Frank Demma (Mendel), Joey Favalora (Mordcha), Megan Fleischmann (Sphrintze), Lucy London (Bielke), Clark Miller (Rabbi), Cheryl Moore (Fruma Sarah), James Pfeiffer (Constable), Dwayne Stincelli (Lazar Wolff), Craig Work (Nachum the Beggar), and Sue Zalkaske (Grandma Tzeitel).


The cast of this big production is completed by an 18-person chorus of kids and adults and accompanied by a six-piece orchestra – including Tyler Lewis as the fiddler. The designers are Joe Elwick (scenery), Julia Kwitchoff (costumes), Wayne Hovey (lights), and Joey Favalora (choreography).


Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for ages 21 and under, with special $9 seats for middle- and high-school students on September 5. Reserve seats online at any time by visiting, or call the box office at 707-763-8920 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on weekdays. Tickets may also be available at the door, but reservations are recommended as Cinnabar’s shows often sell out.


Every year, Cinnabar Theater produces a thrilling mix of plays, musicals, operas, and concerts in a remarkable range of genres. Cinnabar’s Young Rep offers extensive activities for local youth, and the Cinnabar Singers welcome anyone who wants to be part of a chorus. All these events take place in the iconic red schoolhouse perched atop a grassy hill on the outskirts of Petaluma.


Audiences have flocked to performances in this intimate setting since 1972, when Marvin and Jan Klebe established an arts center for the community. Along with their sons, they transformed a charming 1908 schoolhouse into a jewel-box theater that has hosted successful shows for four decades. Now Cinnabar is presenting another year of lively performances for its loyal audience.


Cinnabar Theater is located at 3333 Petaluma Boulevard North, just off Highway 101 and only minutes from historic downtown Petaluma. There’s ample parking up on the hill… and a friendly herd of goats grazing in the neighboring field. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 707-763-8920 or visit


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Photo caption: At Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, Stephen Walsh and Elly Lichenstein star in the 50th anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof. (Photo by Eric Chazankin)


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Fiddler on the Roof


WHO:               Cinnabar Theater, the beloved professional theater in Sonoma County


WHAT:              Fiddler on the Roof
Cinnabar kicks off its new season by celebrating the 50th birthday of the marvelous family musical that earned 10 Tony Awards.


Music by Jerry Bock / Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick / Book by Joseph Stein

Music direction by Mary Chun / Stage direction by John Shillington


Featuring 45 fantastic singers, dancers, and musicians

WHERE:           Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952



Friday, September 5 @ 8 PM

Saturday, September 6 @ 8 PM

Sunday, September 7 @ 2 PM

Friday, September 12 @ 8 PM

Saturday, September 13 @ 8 PM

Sunday, September 14 @ 2 PM
Friday, September 19 @ 8 PM

Saturday, September 20 @ 2 PM

Saturday, September 20 @ 8 PM

Sunday, September 21 @ 2 PM – Special birthday party and performance!

Friday, September 26 @ 8 PM

Saturday, September 27 @ 8 PM

Sunday, September 28 @ 2 PM

HOW MUCH:    $9 for junior-high and high-school students (September 5 only)

$25 for ages 21 and under

$35 for adults

$5 extra for the Fiddler Birthday Party on September 21


TICKETS:         707-763-8920 or


Buy online at anytime… or call between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on weekdays. Tickets may also be available at the door, but reservations are recommended!


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