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Nov. 19, 2010
Hancher presents 'Fiddler on the Roof” Dec. 1 at U.S. Cellular Center
The Tony Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” has been captivating audiences since 1964. Hancher will present the classic show at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids as part of the show’s North American Tour.
This performance marks the first time Hancher has presented the beloved musical.
With its classic musical numbers and captivating characters, “Fiddler on the Roof” has won hearts worldwide with its story about the enduring bonds of the family. The show features well-known numbers such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” The “Fiddler on the Roof” stage show has won nearly a dozen Tony Awards, including Best Choreography, Best Musical, and most recently, Best Orchestrations. It held the record for longest-running Broadway musical for nearly 10 years.

For this tour, John Preece stars as Tevya, the father at the center of “Fiddler on the Roof.” This is Preece’s ninth national tour of the show. He has appeared in more than 3,100 performances of "Fiddler" and more than 1,500 times as Tevya.

The performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” is sponsored by the Paramount Theatre and is supported by the Hancher partners and gifts to Hancher Circle through the University of Iowa Foundation.
Tickets for the Dec. 1 performance are $60/50; UI student $45/35; senior citizen $60/50; youth $45/35 from any Ticketmaster location (including the U.S. Cellular Box Office and IMU Box Office), online at, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
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PHOTOS: Photo credit: © 2010, Carol Rosegg
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
MEDIA CONTACTS: Rob Cline, Hancher, 319-335-3827,; Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-384-0037,