Thursday, July 25, 2013


Porthouse Theatre
July 26-August 11, 2013

Bob Abelman

“Fiddler” is a delight from start to finish, with each musical number more moving and well delivered than the next.  This stellar production ends a rather spotty season at Porthouse Theatre on a high note.   

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.

Roy Berko

Nothing but admirable praise can be heaped on Eric van Baars and his Porthouse cast of FIDDLER.  This absolutely must see production is everything one would want in the creation of the tribute to a way of life destroyed, but lived!  L’Chaim!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

Cleveland-area actors George Roth and Tracee Patterson make an absolutely perfect couple in Porthouse Theatre’s captivating production of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof.
It’s a tour de force for Roth, who brilliantly creates the heartwarming Tevye, patriarch of a family of Jewish peasants. Roth brings finely tuned humor, beautiful singing and a huge heart to the role of the milkman...

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Fran Heller

From the first plaintive notes of a the poignant strains of "Anatevka"as the villagers prepare to leave their homeland, there are so many highlights that one scarcely notices almost three hours have passed.
Director Eric van Baars maneuvers a cast of 32 with such seamless finesse that any distinction between seasoned pros and musical theatre students all but disappears.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Christine Howey

There is plenty of heart and poignancy in this tale, as the show’s book by Joseph Stein was spun from an original story by the famed Jewish author Sholem Aleichem. And that is what this solid production delivers in spades, as directed by Eric van Baars. 

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at  Cleveland Scene