The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts re-opened with the World Premiere of Tevye in New York!, on in The Wallis’ pop-up outdoor terrace performance space for theater, dance, music, cinema, and special events. The show launched SUMMER @ THE WALLIS, and runs from Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 8:00pm. Read my review on the Reviews Page (Theater/Poetry/Books drop-down), or CLICK HERE for direct link.
Written, co-directed, and performed by Tom Dugan (Jackie Unveiled, Wiesenthal) and co-directed and designed by Michael Vale, this one-man show, based on the beloved characters of Sholem Aleichem, imagines the life of Tevye and his family after the curtain comes down in Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1914, the play follows Tevye as he vies for his piece of the American dream, from his journey with his daughters across the Atlantic Ocean, through Ellis Island, past “the big green lady,” and into the crowded streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Scenic and costume design are by Michael Vale; lighting design is by Elizabeth Harper, and sound design is by Cricket S. Myers.
This production of Tevye in New York! celebrates the return of in-person audiences while maintaining a firm commitment to the health and safety of artists, staff, and patrons. The outdoor performance space has tiered seating and infrastructure to house lighting and sound and accommodates 100 socially distanced audience members each night. Other live programming, performance dates, and ticket information will be announced shortly.
Following L.A. County guidelines, safety features include limited seating capacity to allow physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others not in the same household, with spacing markers and signage to help patrons maintain distance. Hand-sanitizing stations are conveniently located for easy and frequent access. Face coverings are required for all guests and staff. Mobile ticket delivery to phones for advance ticket purchase will be available. Contactless ticket scanning will allow for efficient and seamless entry. Performance program books can be viewed digitally before and during most events. All surfaces are cleaned with EPA-approved disinfectants before and after every performance. Special attention is paid to high-touch surfaces, from door handles to handrails to armrests, in all the spaces where audiences may gather. The Wallis’ cleaning and disinfection vendor is GBAC certified. Performances are shown without intermissions to increase safety. Daily health screenings and temperature checks are required for all staff, artists, crew, and vendors.
Tickets for previews (June 23-25) are $60 each; tickets for performances after June 25 are $75 each. The show runs through July 25, 2021 at the Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; For further information and to purchase tickets, please call 310.746.4000 (Tue.-Fri. 9:30 am – 2:30 pm) or visit visit TheWallis.org/Tevye – or email Tickets@TheWallis.org