The South Arkansas Arts Center announces the box office is open for ticket sales for “Fiddler on the Roof JR”, a production of the SAAC Teen Drama Club, which will run December 3 at 2:30pm and December 5 at 7:00pm.

Directed by Lynn Gunter, this special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Fiddler on the Roof JR.”, is set in the little village of Anatevka. The story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

Nathan Gunter, who plays Tevye in the production, is enjoying the process of rehearsing and getting ready for the show. “‘Fiddler on the Roof’ has always been one of my favorite musicals, and being cast in it is fantastic,” he said. “I always enjoy working with SAAC, whatever production they do, and ‘Fiddler’ is no exception. I have loved the experience, the cast is exceptional and the music is great!”

The SAAC Arts Academy Drama Club is for students, grades 7-12, with an interest in stage performance, set and costume design and learning all elements of back stage production.

Lynn Dwight, SAAC board member said, “A few members of the cast performed on the square at the Christmas lighting ceremony last week to thunderous applause. These kids have some knock-out voices! I am really looking forward to seeing this performance!”

For more information about the production of “Fiddler on the Roof JR”, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474.