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Thank you for your interest in auditioning for an Empress Theatre Production. 

In Person and Virtual (virtual auditions must be submitted by 9pm on May 28, 2024)

Sign up for an In Person time slot or submit your virtual audition at

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for:

Fiddler on the Roof

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.


Director: Candice Jorgensen
Choreographer: Bradley Barker


For this production, auditions will be available both in-person and virtually.


Virtual auditions and appointment slots should be submitted through Casting Manager by 9pm on May 28th. In-Person Callbacks Saturday June 1st.

Casting Manager Link:

Call Back Location: Empress Theatre 9104 Magna Main St, Magna UT 84044

Those wishing to audition must submit a virtual audition, due by 9pm on May 28th, in-person call backs on June 1st.

Be ready to sing 1-minute from a song in the style of the show. No accompanist will be provided. Actors should come prepared with a backing track.

Please make sure your conflicts are accurate.

Callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at the Empress Theatre.


Callback Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 Time In the morning TBA

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will take place
• Monday – Thursday evenings (occasional Friday rehearsals may be called, as needed), blocked in the hours of 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
• Saturday mornings, blocked in the hours of 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
(Times are approximate)
• Rehearsals may extend beyond these parameters, particularly during tech rehearsals.
Preview: August 29, 2024
Opening: August 30, 2024
Closing: September 14, 2024

• Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.
• Individuals who may view your audition information: Production Director, Choreographer, Music Director, and Stage Manager. Other approved individuals may view the information as needed, including Theatre Artistic Management, Theatre Stage Management, and more.
• Who is at Callbacks: Production Team (Director, Choreographer, Music Director, Stage Manager) and Theatre Artistic Management
• Portions of this audition and/or callback may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
• Actors will be expected to help build, paint, and strike the set.
• There may be understudies and/or standby performers for this production, at the discretion of the production team.
• This production will have a designated day off of Sunday, meaning no mandatory rehearsals will be scheduled on Sundays. Sundays may be utilized for optional activities, such as set building or review time.


Available Roles

The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.

***Auditions are open to actors 8 and above. Children under the age of 12 must have a parent auditioning as well. Children over the age of 12 but under the age of 16 must have a parent/guardian that can attend each rehearsal and performance.
Families may audition by singing together if they only wish to be in the ensemble. Anyone who wishes a named part will need prepare to sing alone.

The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 23
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Gender: Female
Age: 9 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Gender: Female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3

The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3

The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Lazar Wolf
The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Grandma Tzeitel
Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45

A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25

Must be able to play the violin
Gender: Any

Villagers, Russian Soldiers
Gender: Any
Age: 8-99

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