Oxford Operatic Society is putting the finishing touches to its latest production, Fiddler on the Roof.
The musical will be brought to life at the Oxford Playhouse from Monday, January 15, until Saturday, January 20.
Fiddler on the Roof is a highly successful production, making its debut on Broadway in 1964.
It was later made into a successful, Academy-award winning film starring Israeli actor Chaim Topol, known as Topol.
To date Fiddler on the Roof has won nine Tony Awards, including best musical, score, book and direction.
In 1972, the show won a special Tony Award for being the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Set in 1905, the story follows Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman who lives in a small Ukrainian village with his sharp-tongued wife and their strong-minded daughters who wish to marry for love.
But as a rapidly changing world threatens to displace them, is all their squabbling for nothing?
Fiddler on the Roof explores the themes of tradition and religion, and is set against the oppression of czarist Russia.
Taking the iconic lead role of Tevye is Steve Mellin, who will be joined on stage by his two sons.
Steve said: “Tevye is so multi-faceted it makes the role really interesting to explore.
“He is funny and cheeky, yet quick tempered and harsh, he is traditional and strong, yet open-minded and vulnerable.”
This show also features a host of hits including If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker and Sunrise Sunset.
Oxford Operatic Society was founded in 1907 and regularly performs in both the Oxford Playhouse and New Theatre.
Previous shows include Avenue Q, Oliver and Sunset Boulevard. Their next production, in May/June is 9 to 5 The Musical.
Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the ticket office on 01865 305305 or go to oxfordplayhouse.com