'Fiddler' Performance Nominated for Dream Award

'Fiddler' Performance Nominated for Dream Award
Posted on 05/18/2018
Wedding party in Fiddler on the Roof
photo by Sailfish Photography

In April of 2018 Suncoast’s theatre program performed the classic musical set in Imperial Russia, Fiddler on the Roof. This story about a father who’s having to come to terms with the fact that that the world is changing and traditions of old are no longer relevant was not only well received by both family and friends in the audience, but also by judges from the Kravis Center. These judges were representing the new event created by the Kravis Center, the Kravis Center Dream Awards. Throughout the 2017/2018 school year, judges were sent to countless high school performances across Florida to judge musicals. After judging these musicals, they selected the one which they thought most greatly deserved the honor to be performed at the Kravis Center in the Dreyfoos Hall. Alongside the performance itself, individual performers were also nominated for awards. Jose Hernandez was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Braden Chavers was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical, and Dimitri Smith was nominated for Outstanding Featured Male Dancer in a Musical.

 The Kravis Center Dream Awards event isn’t just an opportunity for students to perform one last time though. At the end of the performance, two students (one male and one female) are to be selected to participate in The Jimmy Awards in New York City with all expenses paid. There’s a possibility that two of Suncoast’s performing arts students would get the opportunity of a lifetime. The theater department is exceptionally proud of this production of Fiddler on the Roof and all of the performers nominated for awards. The performance of Fiddler on the Roof in the Dreyfoos Hall will take place on June 3, 2018 at 7 pm. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased through the Kravis Center Box Office by telephone at (561) 832-7469, or online a https://max.kravis.org/live/seats.php.

Be sure to come out and support Suncoast’s theatre department in their final performance of Fiddler on the Roof!