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Beloved "Fiddler on the Roof" returns to Golden Chain Theatre

2024 Golden Chain Season Brings Back “Fiddler on the Roof”

OAKHURST—The Golden Chain Theatre (GCT) kicks off its 2024 season (its 57th!) on Friday, March 22, 2024, with “Fiddler on the Roof.” Their most-loved production, last performed eight years ago, GCT calls it: “. . . The heart-warming story of the dairyman Tevye, his family and the village of Anatevka in 1905 Russia where faith and love inspire a generation.”

“Fiddler” is one of the most successful and long-running musicals of all time, including such favorite songs as: ‘If I Were a Rich Man,’ ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker,’ ‘Tradition’ and ‘Sunrise Sunset.’”

Co-director Jennifer Janine says,

“We had to wait to do it again because it was on tour, new things are the technical capabilities and production value are more advanced. We also have a cast of 60, 14 of which are brand new. Our fiddler is 12 years old but surprisingly talented. In spite of all that it’s really about the timelessness of the story. It speaks to all ages about love, awareness, acceptance and generational challenges.”

The original Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened in 1964. It was the first musical theatre production to surpass 3,000 performances and held the record for the longest-running musical for ten years. 

The event is rated G, appropriate for all ages.

Performance Dates & Times

After the premiere performance, the play will be performed on six Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. The final performance takes place on Sunday, April 28. Dates are expected to sell out, so obtain your tickets now. General admission seats run $18 each. Seniors, students and military pay a reduced $15 price. Children 12 and under pay just $13.

Season Tickets

Even better, purchase season tickets so you don’t miss a single Golden Chain show. In addition to the best prices, with season tickets you can decide when to see each show before everyone else. You can plan the season in advance to ensure the best seats—and tickets are flexible. You can rearrange dates if necessary. Choose between Adult and Senior subscriptions. As a season ticket holder, get notifications in advance of special events.

Upcoming Productions

The 2024 season promises to be bigger and better than ever. Scheduled productions include:

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (an Oscar Wilde play) – May 24 – June 16, 2024  Tickets available April 9
  • Males Order Bride (Summer Melodrama) – June 28 – July 21, 2024  Tickets available May 14
  • Wedded to a Villain – the Moonlight Melodrama Train, performed at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad June 2, July 7 and August 4, 2024. Tickets available now through YMSPRR
  • Seussical Kids – Performances July 26, 27 and 28 – Tickets available July 1
  • The SpongeBob Musical – Performances August 2,3 and 4, 2024 – Tickets available July 1 – Seussical Kids and The SpongeBob Musical are part of our Summer Workshop program.
  • The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical – Performances September 6 – October 13, 2024 – Tickets available July 23
  • Believe in Christmas “Calling You Home” – Holiday Musical Variety Show – November 29-December 22, 2024 – Tickets Available October 15.

Food and Drink Available

The Golden Chain Theatre offers patrons a full-service bar with a variety of informal food and snack options. The saloon serves prior to showtime and during intermissions. They offer drink specials; free popcorn is available at melodramas.

Become a Link in the Chain

The Golden Chain Theatre is a 501(c)3 organization, and tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted. Find out how to become a Link in the Chain.

Contact Information

Complete show and facility information, as well as ticket sales, are available on the Golden Chain Theatre website. For questions, call the theatre at 559-683-7112 or email them at office@goldenchaintheatre.org

Photographs courtesy of Steve Montalto/High Mountain Images, Golden Chain Theatre and Carrie Jenkins Photography.



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