Summer Theatre Youth Camp to stage 'Fiddler Jr.'

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s fourth annual Summer Theatre Youth Camp will present “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” at 2 and 7 p.m. on July 25 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Tickets are $5 and are available through cast members or by calling the Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts at (260) 359-4257. There is no reserved seating.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” tells the story of a poor dairyman who attempts to stick to the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community while society changes in the growing anti-Semitic climate of Czarist Russia.

This production is the culmination of four weeks of rehearsals by 47 campers under the direction of David and Kristi Shamburger, former faculty in Huntington University’s Department of Theatre Arts. The camp is open to all students entering grades kindergarten through 12.

For more information about “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” or the Summer Theatre Youth Camp, call the Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts at (260) 359-4257.

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Media personnel interested in taking photos of a rehearsal of “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” may do so July 16-17 and 20-23, anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. Rehearsals usually pause for a 15-minute break around 10:30 a.m.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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