Tevye's Daughter Visits Short Sweet & Song 2009

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A 10-minute portion of the new musical, TEVYE, has been chosen to be performed in the Short Sweet & Song 2009 musical theatre festival in Sydney, Australiia between October 7-17 at the Pilgrim Theatre in Sydney Australia. The show is entitled BIELKE - TEVYE'S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER and focuses on the Tevye's daughter finding her soul in the midst of the American society at the turn of the 20th Century.

A ten-minute version of "Tevye - A New Musical," the musical based on Sholom Aleiichem's classic stories after Tevye and his family leave Russia and arrive in America, has been selected from hundreds of entrants as one of the ten short musicals to be performed between October 7, 2009 and October 17, 2009 at the Short & Sweet + Song 2009 Festival in Sydney, Australia. This portion of the show is entitled "Bielke - Tevye's Youngest Daughter" and focuses on the Tevye's daughter finding her soul in the midst of the assimilated American society at the turn of the 20th Century.

Written by American authors, J. M. Eisenman and Thomas Adams, the show features Tevye, his daughter Bielke, his son-in-law, Charles and Charles' customer, Tex. The story is based on one of Sholom Aleichem's story about Tevye, the milkman, and follows the family's saga as it carries forward from rural Russia to The Bronx in 1918. It moves ahead where Fiddler On The Roof left off and shows the struggle of Tevye and his family to maintain their Jewish faith and family values in the new American society of the the early 20th Century. It will star Jodie Harris as Bielke, Mitchell Winter as Charles, Garth Holcombe as Tex and David Solomon as the icon, Tevye.

This is the second year in a row that a 10-minute version of one of Eisenman's and Adams' shows has been chosen to be performed at the Short, Sweet & Song festival. "Tevye - A New Musical" was first performed at the Stages 2005 musical theatre festival in Chicago where it received rave reviews in the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune.

This ten-minute version will highlight the songs "The George Washington Rag" and "Believe in Something More" and will be the precursor to an expected production of the full show in Chicago next year. The festival will be performed at the Pilgrim Theatre, .262 Pitt St, Sydney (near the corner of Park St). For more information and to obatin tickets, go to http://shortandsweet.org/short-sweet-song, or http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or call (02) 8507 3034. This 10-minute nugget should not be missed.


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