Friday, September 4, 2009

Fiddler on the Roof

This post had nothing to do with decorating and everything to do with tradition. I love the movie/play Fiddler on the Roof.
If you are not familiar with the play here is a little info.
Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905 and is concerned primarily with the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughers to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience.
It is a wonderful story of life and love and a papa that has a hard time accepting change.
I get to see the broadway production starring Topol tomorrow night and I am so excited. This play holds a special place in the hearts of my hubby and I. (He bought the tickets for me as a birthday gift) About the time were married, our local community theater was doing the Fiddler play ( this was a traditional spring event in our community to do a play and bring in a big name star to play the lead). My father had a large role in it and I would coach him with his lines so I got to know the story quite well.
As a surprise to hubby and I, at our reception, the entire cast showed up and san Sunrise,Sunset to us. It was very touching and we enjoyed it. It became more special to us as we started our family and have raised 4 daughters. We now have the video and watch it at least once a year. If you have never seen it I highly recommend renting it or better yet, go see the broadway musical. It will not disappoint.


  1. Hey Debbie, thanks for coming by today and leaving such a sweet comment....uh, yes, I do recognize your blog "dress" how did you get those cool scrolls in between posts??? Love those!
    As I read about you, I thought we were kindred spirits and THEN I read today's posts.....we LOVE Fiddler on the Roof, too! HOw funny. Come back tomorrow to see if you won the giveaway........good luck!


  2. Ok, duh, I am slow, but I just went back and looked at your header...that is gorgeous......did you do that yourself???? I LOVE IT!


  3. Debbie, Thank You for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed yours as well. I'm having fun just browsing all the different blogs, they are all different and so original.


  4. Hello Debbie...

    Awesome!!! I've seen the movie but would love to see a play done of it! My friend, have a spectacular time...that was such a sweet birthday gift that your honey surprised you with! Well my friend, have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and enjoy "Fiddler on the Roof"!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    PS...thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Summer's Ode tablescape!

  5. I'm so glad to hear you are going to see the live performance of Fiddler on the Roof! Movies are great, but there's nothing better than live theater. Enjoy!

    Oh, BTW, your blog looks fabulous!


  6. Debbie, Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm really enjoying everyone's blogs they are all so different and original.

  7. Thanks for visiting my Wight House Gifts blog today! It looks like you have some wonderful ideas, I hope to find some quiet time to sit and enjoy all of the great things on your blog!

  8. Aw What a neat post.

    Ok I'll let you e-mail them and tell them about my post and a free night or two. We will be back in KC in a month so they can let me come down then. Hee hee

  9. We introduced this movie to our daughter this summer (that and West Side Story)!

    Thanks for letting me know the shower curtain is still available! So many people have asked and I haven't been in a Bed Bath and Beyond in over a year!


  10. Debbie, to answer your question, yes, Sept a no shopping month is exactly that. We have some bigger bills that always come due in Sept, so we buy only food and gas, nothing, and I mean NOTHING else. It is a LONGGGGG month! It is survivable....I just miss my shopping, cuz, I have learned - no money - no in don't look if you can't buy!!!
    Hope that solves the question....thanks for coming by, hope you visit again soon!

  11. We really need to rent this movie. Thanks for reminding me.

  12. My whole family played cards to the soundtrack and we all sing it because we memorized the lyrics.
    While doing dishes my hubby will sing... but do you love me? I washed your clothes...cooked your meals... but do you love me? LOL
    my favorite movie. Especially if you have daughters... two boys here but they enjoyed it to.