PEF and EVSC Announce Summer Musical 2014



Title Sponsor:  Old National Bank

The Public Education Foundation and Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation announced today (01-09-2014) their 26th Annual Summer Musical: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, to be presented July 10-13, 2014 in the Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza (formerly The Centre) in downtown Evansville.  Show times are July 10, 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker,” to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.  (Synopsis courtesy of Music Theatre International website)

All Tri-State students currently in Grades 8-12 are invited to participate in auditions, which will be held March 18, 19, and 20, 2014, 3:30-8:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Harrison High School.

In addition, current 6th and 7th grade students are invited to audition on Monday, March 17, 2014, 3:30-8:00 p.m. in The Shoulders Family Commons at Harrison High School.

Rehearsals will begin immediately after the end of the school year and will be held at the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center. Students interested in participating must be able to commit to the program, including all rehearsals and show times (May 28 through July 14.)

The 2014 musical staff includes:  Producers:  Jack Schriber & Amy Walker; Director: Sue Schriber; Vocal Director: Terry Becker; Orchestra Director; Richard Bernhardt; Choreographer: Jan Stovall; and Artistic Designer: Jaye Beetem.

2014 will mark the last summer musical for Jack and Sue Schriber, Jan Stovall and Richard Bernhardt.  Jack has been a producer of the show since the program began in 1989.  2014 will mark Sue’s 22nd show as director, Jan Stovall 20th show as choreographer, and Richard Bernhardt’s 7th show as Orchestra Director.  Collectively, this represents 75 years of summer musical experience.  The summer musical program will continue, there will just be some new faces on the staff in 2015.

For more information, or to make a donation in support of the Summer Musical, visit the PEF website at or contact Amy Walker, Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation, at 422-1699 or 480-7406.



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For More Information Contact:  Amy Walker, Executive Director, 812 422-1699 (office) or 812-480-7406 (cell).