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Willmar CCS to stage 'Fiddler on the Roof'

CCS production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on stage this weekend

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Cast members perform "Tradition" during a dress rehearsal on Sunday of "Fiddler on the Roof" presented by Community Christian School at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. The performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 12 and 13 with a 1:30 p.m. matinee March 13. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Willmar Community Christian School presents “Fiddler on the Roof” at 6:30 p.m. March 12 and 13 with a 1:30 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 13, at Assembly of God Church in Willmar.

Tickets are $12 and are available online at www.willmarccs.com, by calling 320-235-0592 and at the door before the performance. Social distancing protocols will be in place, according to the director.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, played by Conner Levesque, and his five daughters.

With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Cast members are Greta Olsen, Madison Elmhorst, Kara Bonnema, Anneka Olsen, Faith Westin, Ellie DeLeeuw, Mackenzie Tuttle, Max Arnold, Jillian Twedt, Malachi Elmhorst, Daniel Reid, Will Chapin, Zephaniah Bonnema, Carl Benson, Caden Levesque, Kylee Tollefsrud, Jack Sand, Renae Levesque, Pearl Bailey, Hope Reid, Mark Arnold, Ethan Livingood, Aiden Kveene, Christian Rekieta, Azalea May, Margo Klaassen, Lola Nelson, Athlee Chapin, Katie DeLeeuw and Emma Hainlin.

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The directors are Kristyn Clark and Jeannie Reid and Anneka Olsen is the student director.

Music directors are Sarah Crowe for vocals and Stephanie Tollefsrud for instruments.

The choreographer is Pauline Prawl and accompanist is Sherry Pearson.

The pit band musicians are Melissa Carlson, Judy Treptau, Molly Shumaker, Heather Shumaker, Vic Treptau, Zach Treptau, Dennis Benson, Brian Pearson and Jay Skrukrud.

Set design was by Brady Pearson and lighting design was by Cody Miller.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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