Currently Browsing: Fiddler on the Roof
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Kelly Hall-Tompkins’ album In My Own Voice. To celebrate the occasion, FF2 looks back at Kelly’s extraordinary career, from her achievements as a world-renowned violinist to her work as a social justice advocate.
Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Kelly began learning the violin at nine years old.… read more.
Six years ago today, Tess Martin’s Ginerva, a short animated film, exhibited as a solo show at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The film, which utilizes the charming and infinitely impressive paper-cut out style of animation, is based on the poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Dirge,” which is one small part of a larger work Shelley never finished before his untimely death.… read more.
Monsoon Wedding comes to a close exactly as its name suggests. Rain, falling in steady streams around the celebration, encloses the wonderful ensemble of characters in rectangular reverie. Carnations swing from the balcony, and rows of unfurled drapery hang in vibrant orange and reds. The show’s fused families, not assured that this wedding would take place at all, twist their hands in careful flourishes that rival even the most classic of Bollywood movies.… read more.
In September 2022, Jan Lisa Huttner, author of Diamond Fiddler: New Traditions for a New Millennium (Why Fiddler on the Roof Always Wins), spoke with Barbara Bayes, the wife of Sammy Dallas Bayes, who sadly passed in May.
Jan Lisa Huttner: How did you and Sammy meet?
Barbara Bayes: Sammy and I met in 1985. I was a performer, dancing and singing in an industrial show for IBM.… read more.
‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’, a film about the birth, development and lasting impact of the iconic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ musical and featuring FF2’s own Jan Lisa Huttner, is in theaters now! Here is a word from a few of FF2’s contributors on why this film is worth watching:
Brigid: Max Lewkowicz and Valerie Thomas’ Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles tells the origin story of the timeless musical, still in production around the world.… read more.