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Fiddler on the Roof

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by verdantheart, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    Nobody's posted this yet? The article that we have a link to says Victor Garber will be playing Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" for a Storyline/Disney production (TV movie). OK, so their first choice was Billy Crystal ... I bet Victor's voice is better. Here's the link again. It's right above "New Ventures." I understand that they consider Victor their "good luck charm" because he appeared in "Annie" and "Cinderella" (I guess they did the Judy Garland project as well), so they cast him in "The Music Man" as well.
     
  2. AliasALIAS

    AliasALIAS Guest

    It was posted in the news update, but thanks (y) :)
     
  3. agent hidden eyes

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    that would be awesome...dancing around
     
  4. agent hidden eyes

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    that would be awesome...dancing around
     
  5. verdantheart

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    As I posted before it was so rudely deleted (along with masses of other stuff), this production was postponed due to insurance problems! To which I said, as I recall, "Oh, felgercarb!" But it's good to know that Mr Garber will be well out of harm's way.
    :( :( :(
     
  6. GO Syd

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    him tevya--he is not that good of an actor (even though he is talented)
     
  7. verdantheart

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    Oh, you mean like Zero Mostel and Topol were?
    :LOL:
    Sorry, they were type-cast; casting Mr Garber is casting an actor in the role. I'm keeping an open mind.
     
  8. GO Syd

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    i just cant see him as tevya being jewish myself, and it is like seeing the al budny guy play dragnet--he cant do it very well
     
  9. verdantheart

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    Interesting. I'm still keeping an open mind. Personally, as a Christian, I don't think it would bother me too much to see a good Jewish actor play Jesus (after all, he was Jewish, why not), a pope, or other character whose Christian religion was important to the story. I have no idea what religion Max von Sydow is, but I thought he was not terribly good as Jesus (The Greatest Story Ever Told), but then his performance was just one of miriad problems with that film. If you had to be like the role that you play, I don't think that Mr Garber would ever have been cast as Jack Bristow . . . (Not that I know anything about him, but he sure smiles a lot more than his character . . .)
    ;)
     
  10. GO Syd

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    it doesnt affect me that im jewish really its just he doesnt fit the role
     
  11. verdantheart

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    Oh, well, since you said "being Jewish" I thought it did. Sorry. Still keeping an open mind. Don't like to pre-judge.
    :)
     
  12. MegDoll

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    I think Fiddler on the Roof will be great ! Victor Garber has done really well in all the other Disney musicals - so I don't see why he'd be so bad as Tevye. My school put on that musical a year ago - and even though it's a little sad - it has some great music in it and I have a feeling it should turn out really well.
     
  13. GO Syd

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    i personally can not see him that way
     
  14. Irina Bristow

    Irina Bristow Rocket Ranger

    I would have loved to see him sing "If I Were a Rich Man." But I wouldn't want him in harms way as vh said. -_-
     
  15. GO Syd

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    lol it just seems kind of strange him as tevya
     

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