2003-07-18 / Community

The ‘Tradition’ Continues At The RTC

A Wave Review By Susan Locke
The ‘Tradition’ Continues At The RTC A Wave Review By Susan Locke

For the past five years the Rockaway Theatre Company in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area at Breezy Point, has established a tradition of bringing Broadway quality theatrical entertainment to residents of the Rockaways and surrounding communities. Particularly noteworthy have been their excellent musical productions.

In past years packed audiences at the Post Theatre have enjoyed such great musical comedies as "Nunsense," "Once Upon At Mattress," "Guys and Dolls," and "Pajama Game." This season is no exception. The RTC is now in its sixth season, and on July 17 the classic musical "Fiddler On The Roof" will begin a three-week run.

The show is about family, love, change, injustice, and most of all "Tradition." It centers on the adventures of Tevye, a poor dairyman in turn of the century Russia, and touches on the bittersweet experiences of his family and friends.

"Fiddler On The Roof" is the source of such classics as "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man, " and, of course, "Tradition."

The production features a large and diverse cast of RTC veterans and newcomers, who, under the expert vocal direction of RTC Musical Director Scott Battaglia, give each of these great musical pieces the performance it deserves. The show is directed by RTC Artistic Director John Gilleece, and stars the incredibly talented Rob Fahn as Tevye.

If you’ve never seen a Rockaway Theatre Company production, you are really in for a treat. If you’re a regular RTC audience member, the tradition of great theatre you have come to expect will most certainly continue.

RTC House Manager Peggy Page suggests that you reserve your tickets immediately as some performances are already very close to being sold out.

The show will run on July 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, August 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. There will also be two matinee performances on July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15,00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors and children.

You may reserve your tickets and get other information and travel directions by calling the RTC Hotline at 718-850-2450. Make it your business to visit the Post Theater in Fort Tilden at some point over the next three weekends and see a production of "Fiddler On The Roof." You Won’t Be Disappointed!

Fiddler on the Roof is the upcoming production of the Rockaway Theater Company.Fiddler on the Roof is the upcoming production of the Rockaway Theater Company.

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