Tevye
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Fiddler on the Roof turns 50

Fiddler on the Roof may take place in a Russian shtetl, but the show is an American classic.

The story of Tevye the dairyman trying to cling to tradition in the face of headstrong daughters, anti-Semitism and the inevitability of the future has been delighting theatre-goers for generations.

Fifty years after the show first opened in Detroit, Michigan, it is getting a re-staging in Washington DC.

Jane O'Brien visited the Arena Stage to discuss the play's impact and try out some of the show's memorable choreography.

Filmed by Ron Skeans. Edited by Bill McKenna

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