Georges Valley High School will present the Broadway musical “Fiddler On The Roof,” under the direction of music teacher Rebecca Leonard, for two weekends beginning Friday, March 19. Advance tickets are now on sale.

“Fiddler On the Roof” is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905 and is concerned primarily with the efforts of dairyman Tevye, his wife Golde and their five daughters to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. Told with wit and humor, “Fiddler on the Roof” is a powerful statement about the evils of prejudice and the importance of maintaining a warm, caring communal and family life in the midst of severe oppression.

The GVHS production crew includes art teacher, Su Johnson, artistic director; technical education teacher Tom Bailey, set construction manager; Jo Anne Parker, pit band director; Frank Willis, sound manager; and RSU 13 nurse Lynne Hall, choreographer/dance instructor.

The cast is a large one and includes Tyler Grant as Tevye; Shane Lavoie as tailor Motel; Nick Smith as butcher Lazar Wolfe; Josh Bedell as student Perchik; Ben Wallace as bookseller Avrahm; Alex Wallace as the rabbi; Luke Rector as Mendel, the rabbi’s son; Henry Hunt as innkeeper Mordcha; Vance Rice as a beggar; Frank Coletti as the constable; Dakota Smith as Fyedka; and Corey Robinson as the titular fiddler.

The female players include MacKenzie Bartlett as Golde; Anna Sanborn as eldest daughter Tzeitel; Emilee Cross as second oldest daughter Hodel; Kristen Sawyer as third oldest daughter Chava; Laken Fournier as fourth daughter Shprintze; Sadie Bartlett as fifth daughter Bielke; Morgan Hooper as matchmaker Yente; Abigayle Haynes as Fruma Sarah, ghost of the butcher’s wife; Ariana Wadsworth as Granma Tzeitel; and Kyla Prior as Shaindel, Motel’s mother.

Filling out the stage and shtetl as villagers will be Aurora Aiken, Anne Allen, Jacob Allen, Rachel Allen, Zach Allen, Gordon Armstrong, Kurtis Bertrand, Sarah Brandon, Bela Cross, Emilee Cross, Brianna Dunham, Kendra Finnegan, Kelsey Freeman, Rachel Frye, Tyler Gilson, Abigayle Haynes, Mishana Hunt, John Hagin, James Hynd, Afton Hupper, Alyssa Jones, Lindsey Joyce, Sigrid Keyes, Elizabeth Lombardo, Rachel Long, Mark Lunt, Dylan Maloney, Cy McGeady, Kyla Prior, Audra Masterson, RJ Polky, Amelia Reinhardt, Vance Rice, Kristin Rickard, Megan Rickard, Derek Sanborn, Seb Sanfilippo, Bethany Schulberg, Maryjune Smith, Marcia Steenstra, Michael Stewart, Alex Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Kelsie Thompson, Drew Townsend, Sam Townsend, Ariana Wadsworth, Anna Walker, Kasie Waters, Fox Whitman and Allex Verge.

The performance dates are Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, March 20 and 27 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday, March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, $8 for age 65 and older; and $6 for children and K-12 students. For ticket reservations, call 354-6351 and leave a message, which will be returned. Tickets also will be available at the gymnasium doors, which will open an hour before performances. For more information, call 354-2502 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on school days.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.