Classic show fun for cast

STUDENTS at Thomas Hassall Anglican College have gone to great lengths to get into character for their coming take on musical Fiddler on the Roof.

As well as studying their roles for the production, which will be staged at the college from May 1-3, pupils in years 3 and 4 studied the work of French painter Marc Chagall, including his painting The Fiddler (1912).

The school's head of creative art and the musical's producer, Elizabeth Ford, said Fiddler on the Roof was a much-loved production ideal for students of different age groups.

"We will have three holiday rehearsals and a full dress rehearsal the first day back," Mrs Ford said.

"Everything has run smoothly and everyone at the school has been very co-operative."

Mrs Ford said the cast consisted of 70 students from years 5 to 11.

"We also had a rabbai visit the students and talk about the different Jewish traditions that are in the musical," she said.

"The musical's story also fits very well with the multicultural society in which we live."

Tickets available at trybooking.com/ENHI.

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