Two local theatre favorites, Jack Milo and Therese Kincade, will star in Eastern Illinois University's upcoming production of "Fiddler on the Roof."
Five performances -- 7 p.m. March 5, 6, 8 and 9, as well as 2 p.m. March 7 -- will be staged in The Theatre in EIU's Doudna Fine Arts Center.
Milo will play the role of Tevye, a dairyman dealing with his five daughters amidst the changing society in Czarist Russia. Kincade will portray his wife, Golde. EIU students are cast in all other roles.
Tralen Doler, the new artistic director for The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, is director and choreographer.
"Fiddler on the Roof," one of the most well-known shows in all of musical theatre, features several classic songs, including "Tradition," "Matchmaker," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "To Life."
Members of the EIU Symphony Orchestra will accompany the performances under the direction of Richard Robert Rossi, conductor. The orchestra will feature area high school and middle school students from the Symphonic Honors Initiative Program, under the direction of Terry Coulton.
Milo has been an audience favorite at The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan for more than 20 years. His long list of credits includes many leading roles in some of the biggest shows in musical theatre. He lives in Burbank, Calif.
Kincade, a Charleston resident, has been involved in local theatre for years, including serving as director of Charleston High School's spring musicals. She and her husband, Bob -- both EIU alumni -- own What's Cookin' restaurant in Charleston. They received the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Citizen Award in 2003.
The show is a production of the EIU theatre arts department.
Tickets -- $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and EIU employees, and $5 for students -- may be purchased in the Doudna Fine Arts Center box office (217-581-3110) from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be reserved via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Doudna Fine Arts Center, a division of EIU's College of Arts and Humanities, is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue in Charleston. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.