Loni Anderson, center, was in an early production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Just to be clear, she will not be in the show that opens in September.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre will follow up the popular “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with another box-office favorite. “Fiddler on the Roof” will run from Sept. 27-Jan. 25, directed by Michael Brindisi, who appeared in an earlier iteration many years ago.
A winner of nine Tonys, the show features a pile of well-known songs – “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”
“Fiddler” has a book by Joe Stein and music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. “Fiddler” was last on the main stage in 1993 for Chanhassen’s 25th anniversary. That means this production will mark, check the math, the theater’s 45th year. Spokeswoman Kris Howland says it’s Chanhassen’s most-widely requested show.