University Theatre closes season with 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Posted: 03/22/2002
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Rehearsals are in full swing for "Fiddler on the Roof," the famed Broadway musical to be performed April 11-14 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Shows at the Fine Arts Auditorium are at 8 p.m. April 11-13, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee April 14. The production showcases the faculty and students of the music and dance departments, as well as the University Theatre.

Pat McEnnis, right, rehearses a scene from "Fiddler on the Roof" with Barbara McClellan.

Dr. Rick Davis of the music department conducts the 12-piece orchestra, and he and colleague Ruth Crews are music directors. The dance department provided choreographer Melinda Blomquist and assistant Yolanda Barker-del Barrio.

Dr. Marian Monta is producer for the final University Theatre production of the 2001-2002 season. Theatre alumnus Jeff Marquis serves as stage director, Kate Ellis is coordinating costumes modeled on the original production, and Tom Grabowski is assembling scenery and lighting.

Tickets are $5 for general admission (back half of the theatre) and $10 for reserved (first 15 rows). UTPA students, faculty and staff receive one free admission only with their ID. Advance sales already have passed the 1,000-ticket mark.

Seats can be reserved between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. by calling 956/381-3581.