Fiddler On The Roof

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been called the most beloved musical of all time. The storyline or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was taken from a series of stories written by Sholem Aleichem in 1894 and titled TEVYE AND HIS DAUGHTERS. The show's title was inspired by a painting called "The Fiddler" by artist Marc Chagall who used the fiddler image in many of his paintings to depict survival and joy in a life that for the Jews could be very unbalanced and without certainty. The story depicts the hardships of life in Czarist Russia.

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Fiddler On The Roof full cast




Tevye

About the Costume
Tevye is wearing a collarless shirt, heavy woven vest, trousers, prayer shawl, cap and boots.

About the Character
Tevya is a poor milkman in the village of Anatevka on the Russian frontier. He and his wife Golde are raising five daughters in a society where "a man's word is law in his own family."

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $45 and upward depending on particular pieces chosen. Boots rent for $25.

Options
Boots also available for sale.





Golde

About the Costume
Golde is wearing a simple blouse, skirt and apron with a headcover.

About the Character
For 25 years Golde has been the obedient wife of Tevye and together they have raised five daughters in Jewish tradition.

Pricing
Costumes of this type range in price from $35 to $50.

Options
Options coming soon!





Tzeitel

About the Costume
Tzeitel is wearing a blouse, skirt, apron and headcover, the clothes of a young woman used to doing chores.

About the Character
Tzeitel is the eldest daughter of Tevye and Golde. Though betrothed by her father to Lazar Wolf, she pledges her love to longtime friend and confidante Model Kamzoil.

Pricing
Costumes of this type range in price from $35 to $50

Options
Some period shoes are available for rental.





Tzeitel (wedding)

About the Costume
Tzeitel is wearing an off white lace dress with a veil. The traditional styling for Jewish wedding ceremony.

About the Character
Tzeitel is the eldest daughter of Tevye and Golde.

Pricing
Dresses and veils of this sort range in price from $50 to $75.

Options
Some period shoes available for rent.





Hodel

About the Costume
Hodel is wearing a simple peasant costume consisting of blouse, skirt, apron and headpiece.

About the Character
Hodel is the second daughter of Tevye and Golde who professes her love for the poor Bolshevik student Perchik whom she eventually joins in Syberia where he is in exile.

Pricing
Costumes of this sort rent in the range of $35 to $50.

Options
Optional items for Hodel include an overcoat and shawl.





Chava

About the Costume
Chava wears the same sort of peasant clothing as her sisters...skirt, blouse, apron and headcover.

About the Character
Chava is the third daughter of Tevya and Golde and possibly Tevya's favorite. She marries a Russian Christian named Fyedka and causes a rift in the family.

Pricing
Costumes of this sort rent from $35 to $50.

Options
Optional item for Chava is a shawl for the wedding.





Motel Kamzoil

About the Costume
Motel is wearing a collarless shirt, vest, trousers, prayer shawl, tailor's apron and cap.

About the Character
Motel Kamzoil is the village tailor. He and Tzeitel have been playmates since they were children and pledged their love without Tevye's permission.

Pricing
These types of costumes range in price from $40 to $55

Options
Motel could wear either period shoes or boots.





Perchik

About the Costume
Perchik is seen here in a corduroy jacket, collarless shirt, vest, trousers and leather cap...as a revolutionary, he is not given a prayer shawl.

About the Character
Perchik is a Bolchevik revolutionary and student who falls in love with Hodel while staying with Tevye and his family.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $50 and upward depending on pieces chosen.

Options
Perchik has an optional shoulder strap satchel.





Fyedka

About the Costume
Fyedka is wearing a traditional Russian style shirt with black bloused pants.

About the Character
Fyedka is a young Russian Christian who falls in love with and marries Tevya's third daughter Chava causing a split in the family.

Pricing
This costume would rent for $35.

Options
Boots and a fur cap could be added to this costume for a small fee.





Lazar Wolf

About the Costume
As the wealthiest man in the village, Lazar is wearing a tweed jacket with his striped trousers, white shirt, brocade vest, prayer shawl and cap. Additionally, he has a bloody apron worn for TRADITION.

About the Character
Lazar is the butcher in the village of Anatevka who makes arrangements with Tevya to marry Tzeitel before she and Model announce their love.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $60 and upward depending on the particular pieces chosen. The apron rents for $10.

Options
Options coming soon!





Yente

About the Costume
Yente is wearing a simple two piece long sleeve dress with a plaid apron, shawl and a headpiece.

About the Character
Yente is the local matchmaker and village busybody who has her nose in everyone's business.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $45 and upward.

Options
Yente often has a second costume for the wedding consisting of a black dress and lace shawl.





Fruma-Sarah

About the Costume
Fruma-Sarah is wearing a grey shredded costume which looks as though it could be her funeral shroud as she appears as avengeful ghostly figure in a nightmare described by Tevye to Golde.

About the Character
Fruma-Sarah is the deceased first wife of Lazar Wolf who in Tevye\'s nightmare swears vengence against Tzeitel if she marries Lazar.

Pricing
This costume rents for $55.

Options
The dress is overly long so that it fits over the top of a rolling ladder. There are two additional pieces that can be put over the ladder to help hide it. These cost $10 each to rent.





Grandma Tzeitel

About the Costume
Grandma Tzeitel is seen wearing her lace wedding dress with veil.

About the Character
Grandma Tzietel is the namesake for Tevye\'s daughter Tzeitel and is Golde\'s grandmother.

Pricing
Dresses like this with veils rent in the range of $50 to $75.

Options
Gloves may be usedd to disguise her hands.





Mordcha

About the Costume
Mordcha is wearing a loose fitting collarless shirt, vest, heavy trousers, cap and apron.

About the Character
Mordcha is the owner and tender of the local inn and tavern.

Pricing
Costumes of this type range in price range of $45 and upward.

Options
Mordcha could also wear boots.





The Rabbi

About the Costume
The Rabbi is wearing a traditional long black coat, black trousers, white shirt, prayer shawl and a wide brimmed derby.

About the Character
The Rabbi is arguably the most important person in any Jewish community. He certainly is treated as such in Anatevka.

Pricing
Costumes of this sort rent in the range of $60 to $75.

Options
Payes (jewish curls) and rabbi style beards available for sale.





Mendel

About the Costume
Mendel is wearing a traditional long black coat, black trousers, black vest, white shirt, prayer shawl and wide brimmed hat.

About the Character
Mendel is the son of the Rabbi whom Hodel mentions as a possible husand for herself.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $60 to $75.

Options
Chin beards available for sale as well as payes.





The Constable

About the Costume
The Constable is dressed quasi-military to depict his job. He has a jacket, shirt, trousers, Sam Brown belt, and cap.

About the Character
The Constable is the head of the local Russian authority. He and Tevye are passing friendly and he sympathizes with the plight of the Jewish people in Russia.

Pricing
Non specific Uniforms of this type rent for $50 to $75. Boots rent for $25.

Options
There are a variety of different ways in which to costume the Constable.





Russian Dancers

About the Costume
The Dancers are wearing loose fitting high neck blouses with bloused pants and traditional fur hats and knee high boots.

About the Character
These men dance with Tevye and the Jewish men when Lazar and Tzeidel's engagement is announced at the Inn. Dance takes place during the song "To Life".

Pricing
The blouse, pants, belt and hat rent for $50. Boots rent for $25.

Options
Boots are also available for sale.





Bottle Dancers

About the Costume
The Bottle Dancers are wearing traditional black prayer coats with wide brimmed derbies.

About the Character
The Dancers are all guests at Model and Tzeitel\'s wedding and dance for the joy of the cermony.

Pricing
The Prayer coats rent for $20 each. The hats rent for $10 each.

Options
These are NOT trick hats. These are wide brim derbys with the top of the crown mashed in to cradle the bottles. These dancers actually danced with wine bottles on their heads.





TRADITION

About the Costume
Everyday clothes of the villagers of Anatevka.

About the Character
The people sing to rejoice in the one thing they have in abundance, LIFE.

Pricing
Price determined by particular costumes worn by cast.

Options
Pieces such as the prayer shawls and prayer coats are available to rent separately.





MATCHMAKER

About the Costume
Girls are wearing their everyday clothing.

About the Character
Tevye's three eldest daughters sing of having the "perfect match" in a husband, but quickly realize that the prospects can be somewhat bleak.

Pricing
These tyfpe of costumes range in price from $35 - $50.

Options
Second act changes are available for these characters.





IF I WERE A RICH MAN

About the Costume
Tevye is wearing his daily work clothes.

About the Character
Tevye sings of what his life might be like if he had riches.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent for $45 and upward.

Options
Boots rent for $25.





SABBATH PRAYER

About the Costume
Men wear their black prayer coats and women cover their heads with shawls.

About the Character
This is the tradition in which the families gathers to pray before the Sabbath evening meal.

Pricing
Costume rental prices range from $35 - $50. Prayer coats rent for $25 ea.

Options
Golde adds a lace shawl over her head. In some prodductions, Golde wears the black dress that she will also wear for the wedding. Tevye wears his rather threadbare Prayer coat.





TO LIFE

About the Costume
Everyday clothing among both the Jewish men and the Russians in the tavern.

About the Character
The men of Anatevka sing in celebration of the one thing they have in abundance, LIFE!

Pricing
Men's costumes range in price from $45 - $60.

Options
Boots rent for $25.





MIRACLE OF MIRACLES

About the Costume
Everyday clothing.

About the Character
Motel Kamzoil sings of the miracle he feels has come to him when Tevye agrees to allow Motel\'s marriage to his eldest daughter Tzeitel.

Pricing
Motel's costume rents in the range of $45 - $55 and Tzeitel's costume is $35 - $50.

Options
Period shoes and boots available for rental.





TEVYE'S DREAM

About the Costume
Assortment of clothing from nightclothes for Tevye and Golde to a wedding dress for Grandma Tzeitel to a shroud like dress for Frumah-Sarah.

About the Character
Tevye invents a nightmare in which Golde's grandmother tells that Tzeitel should marry Motel and then Frumah-Sarah who was Lazar Wolf's first wife rises from the grave to threaten Tzeitel if she marries Lazar.

Pricing
Frumah-Sarah rents for $55. Nightgowns and nightshirts rent for $15 - $30

Options
Gloves available for sale.





SUNRISE, SUNSET

About the Costume
All of the married men wear black prayer coats and Golde and Yenta wear black also. Tevye and Model both have top hats.

About the Character
This song is the wedding ceremony for Motel and Tzeitel and possibly the most memorable song from the show.

Pricing
Prayer coats rent for $20 each. Black dresses of the period rent for $45 and upward. Lace shawls rent for $10 - $15 each. Top hats for Tevye and Model rent for $15 - $25.

Options
Tzeitel is supposed to be wearing her grandmother (and namesake's) wedding dress so it should be the same or very similar to the one Gramma Tzeitel wears in the dream sequence.





BOTTLE DANCE

About the Costume
Each of the dancers wears a black prayer coat and has a wide brimmed derby on which he balances a partially filled wine bottle while he dances.

About the Character
This is a part of the celebration of the wedding.

Pricing
Prayer coats rent for $20 each. The wide brim derbys rent for $10 each.

Options
These are NOT trick hats. These are wide brim derbys with the top of the crown mashed in to cradle the bottles. These dancers actually danced with wine bottles on their heads.





NOW I HAVE EVERYTHING

About the Costume
Perchik and Hodel in everyday clothing.

About the Character
Perchik proclaims that his life is now more than perfect because Tevye has agreed to allow him to marry Hodel.

Pricing
Perchik's costume rents for $50 and upward. Hodel's style costume rents for $35 - $50.

Options
Period shoes and boots available for rent.





DO YOU LOVE ME?

About the Costume
Tevye and Golde.

About the Character
This song introduces the idea that Tevye and Golde\'s marriage was an arranged one and that they never actually met until their wedding day. Tevye asks Golde if after all this time, she has come to love him. They decide that , indeed, they love each other, but that that knowledge does not change anything about their lives.

Pricing
men's costumes of this type range in rental price from $45 upward. Women's costumes of this type rent for $35 - $50.

Options
Boots available for rent at $25 a pair.





THE RUMOR / I JUST HEARD

About the Costume
Townspeople.

About the Character
This song shows how a story goes in one ear and then into another, but never quite comes out the same as it started.

Pricing
Townspeople costumes range in price from $35 upward.

Options
Wigs and makeup available for sale.





FAR FROM THE HOME I LOVE

About the Costume
Winter clothing for Tevye and Hodel

About the Character
Hodel is waiting with her father, Tevye, for a train to take her to meet Perchik in Siberia. She sings of the only place that has been her entire world until this point...a place she loves and will sorely miss.

Pricing
Tevye and Hodel are wearing overcoats which rent in the range of $25 - $50.

Options
Mufflers are available for rental. Gloves are available for sale.





CHAVALEH (LITTLE BIRD)

About the Costume
Tevye and family

About the Character
Tevye sings of his daughters as little birds who have flown the nest when they married.

Pricing
Costumes range in rental price $35 and upward.

Options
Options coming soon!





ANATEVKA

About the Costume
Townspeople

About the Character
The people of Anatevka sing of their hometown saying it really isn't much but it is all they have ever known and now it is being taken from them as they are driven out.

Pricing
Costumes range in rental price $35 and upward.

Options
Options coming soon!