BRAND NEW SANGER COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUP FORMALLY ANNOUNCES FOUNDATION
First Production to Come This Summer
FEBRUARY 11, 2015 Sanger, CA—A group of Sanger educators and theatre enthusiasts are thrilled to announce the creation of Sanger’s very own community theatre program, the BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS. Through the generous support of Sanger Unified School District, BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS was founded with the three-prong mission of putting on high-quality theatrical productions for the entertainment of the community, offering an outlet for performers and creatives to apply their talents in a group setting, and providing training and educational opportunities to those interested in learning more about the theatrical arts.
For its inaugural season, the BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS are excited to announce that their stage premiere will be a production of “Fiddler On The Roof,” to run June 19, 20, 26, and 27 at the Sanger High School MPR. With music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, “Fiddler” is set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on "Tevye and his Daughters" (or "Tevye the Dairyman") and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love—each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances, earned rousing critical and commercial acclaim, and has since seen numerous revivals, tours, and productions internationally. The local production will be directed by Sanger High’s own theatre arts teacher Erica Mardirosian, with musical direction by Sanger native and music educator Andrew Esquer and choreography by Jefferson Elementary School’s resident theatre choreographer, Jackie Moreno.
Open auditions for all actors will take place on Saturday, April 11, with more information on time, location, and audition requirements coming soon. Information on how to apply for crew positions and positions in the live pit orchestra is also coming soon.