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Sunday, Dec. 25: Sing-Along Fiddler on the Roof

Capitol Theater

Some of the themes of Fiddler on the Roof remain topical today ... like hugging. Photo credit: MGM

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Fiddler on the Roof - back again this year at the annual Dec. 25 sing-along at the Capitol Theater - was released in 1971 and is set in 1905, but some of its themes have never felt more topical.

In one scene, Perchik, the student revolutionary (played by the late Bert Convy, probably best-known as a staple on TV game shows), says to Tevye: "In this world, it is the rich who are the criminals. Someday, their wealth will be ours."

"That would be nice," replies Tevye, the film's central character, a milkman raising five daughters in Tsarist Russia. "If they would agree, I would agree."

The sing-along, a project of the Olympia Film Society and Temple Beth Hatfiloh, is in its eighth year, and Fiddler has been the film of choice for six of those years.

To read Molly Gilmore's full story, click here.

Sing-Along Fiddler on the Roof

Sunday, Dec. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
$7 for Olympia Film Society members, $4 for children younger than 13
Also at the event: Temple Beth Hatfiloh will collect winter clothing and blankets drive for the homeless.
Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia
360.754.6670 or

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