Fiddler on the Roof Debuts May 12

Join us at BackAlley Community Theatre in Grand Cane as we present the award-winning Broadway musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  This musical centers on Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, who attempts to maintain his cultural traditions as outside influences disrupt his family.  He must cope with his three older strong-willed daughters who wish to marry for love.  Fiddler on the Roof has surpassed 3000 performances, one of Broadway’s most successful musicals.  BackAlley is proud to present this show to you as our final show of the season. 

BackAlley show dates are Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13 @ 7:00, Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00. To purchase your ticket and reserve your seat, CLICK HERE. Season ticket holders may reserve your seat by calling 318-461-0202 or on our website.

Jay Fewless, Constable, has been in many plays with BackAlley, including Not a Creature was Stirring, Fools, In-laws and Outlaws, and The Nerd. In his spare time, Jay follows his passion of building and flying remote-controlled airplanes—having flown his planes in Monterey, Mexico, and the Joe Nall Event in South Carolina. He is working with Sciport Discovery center to develop an aeronautics and aviation STEM program for kids. Jay is originally from WI and is retired from General Motors. He lives in Stonewall with his wife, Jean, and their beloved canines.

John Brewer, Avram, was heard as the radio announcer for BackAlley’s Anybody Out There? John sings in his church choir, and has hosted radio shows, newscasts, and news-talk shows—having reported on a hotel fire from a phone in the burning hotel lobby and interviewed a US vice president. He, and his wife, Dawn, live south of Coushatta, and he publishes both the Desoto and Red River Parish Journals—digital local newspapers. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring old cars, going to car shows, camping and hiking in the mountains—having climbed the peaks of the Sangre de Christo Mountains in New Mexico, stamp collecting, and visiting with grandkids.

Dawson Weileder, Rabbi, has been active with Dramaniacs for years, having performed in many productions including Addam’s Family, Peter Pan, and Willy Wonka. He also performed in Elf Jr. with Shreveport Little Theatre and several productions at Credo– a homeschooling co-op with classes for teens. His favorite performances are Uncle Fester in Addams’ Family, Betty Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. When away from the theater, he enjoys all types of games—video, board, cards, and Dungeons and Dragons. His favorite trip was to Cuernavaca Mexico last summer.

Devlin Austin, Innkeeper, has starred in many Dramaniac plays including Peter and the Starcatcher, Addams Family, and Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years… Devlin also works behind the stage and managed sound for the 2022 Christmas multi-play production. His favorite role has been Lord Astor in Peter and the Starcatcher, and he is grateful for the friends he has made in theater. Devlin is a Senior, plays the piano, and enjoys playing video games. His favorite actors are “the Ryans;” aka Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling.

Chance Robertson, Mendel, has previously acted in plays in the 4K Arena at Cornerstone Ministry Cowboy Church in Logansport, where he has done both rodeos and performed in plays.  His favorite roles are as a singer and main character. Chance attends Stanley High School where he is in the seventh grade. In his spare time, Chance likes to go to the nursing home and help with residents; and, also, take care of animals.

Other cast members include Stephen Parr, Kim Pepmiller, Julia Parr, JuJu Welborn, MacKenzie Frazier, Sophie Lawrence, Carolina Jones, Linda Sibley, Karen Schmidt, Debbie Cook, Emerson Jones, Debbie Carr, Hunter Tuck, Ian Hall, John Derbonne . Amy Hall is Director and Windy Parr is Assistant Director. Fiddler is used by permission with Music Theatre International, book by Tony winner Joseph Stein, lyrics and music by Pulitzer Prize winners Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock.