The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
This documentary proves one thing not only about ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ but about the universality of musical theatre. We see various multicultural productions of the Jewish-based show from Tokyo to African American high schools; the story of Tevye and his five daughters speaks to so many different races and gender, and ‘Fiddler’ has something for everyone to connect to. There is something truly transcendent about musicals - they have the ability more so than any other medium to touch and connect with so many, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a prime example of that power.
- Chris dos Santos