By Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics). CLOC Musical Theatre (Victoria). National Theatre, St. Kilda. Co-Directors, Chris and Lynette White; Musical Director, Phillip Osborne; Lighting Designer, Brad Alcock. 20 May – 4 June, 2011.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie, presented with warmth and confidence by CLOC Musical Theatre.
Peter Nicholls, playing the central role of Tevye, has a voice of liquid gold timbre. I could have listened to If I were a Rich Man all night. Lindy Yates (Golde) speaks volumes with a raised eyebrow or sideways glance.
All other principals make commendable performances with some fine singing, particularly the trio Matchmaker (Michelle Crupi, Lauren McCormack and Clary Riven).