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'Fiddler on the Roof' helps send WCDS students to England

Eighth grader Douglas Griffin performs the lead role of Teyve in Wakefield Country Day School's middle and lower school production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Courtesy WCDS

Tony Elar, as Lazar Wolf and the Fiddler, performs "If I Were a Rich Man" during Wakefield Country Day School's middle and lower school production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Courtesy WCDS

Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly has announced its students recently presented the Broadway Junior production of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." The production was a fundraising activity for students' upcoming trip to England, part of the WCDS curriculum that culminates the study of its British history unit, a school tradition.

Friday night at the school's Lenard Cowherd Auditorium, the performance was standing room only, and the crowd sung along to favorites like "Tradition," "If I were a Rich Man," "To Life" and "Sunrise, Sunset."

Eighth graders Douglas Griffin and Harmony Lindstrom starred respectively as Tevye and his wife Golde. Other middle and lower school students danced, sung and otherwise brought to life the story directed by middle school teacher Welby Griffin.

Tyler Johnson helped with set design, and Kirsten Youngquist, an upper and middle school teacher, worked on lighting. The school has given special thanks to the Fauquier Community Theater for its assistance in the production.

For more information, visit WCDS for the weekly open house at 9 a.m. each Wednesday.


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