Fiddler on the Roof (finally) coming to Walton Arts Center this week

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A show that has been a couple years in the making will finally take place at Walton Arts Center this week.

The touring version of the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof was originally scheduled at the Walton Arts Center in April of 2020, and well, we all know what was happening around that time.

The arts center, and much of the rest of the US was closed due to the original outbreak of COVID-19, so that show was rescheduled for April of 2021. Logistical challenges led that show to once again be postponed, but it looks like fans of the show will finally get a chance to see it in Fayetteville this week when it opens at Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, May 10.

From the description of the show:

The original production won ten Tony® Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

The show features several classic songs, including “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” and the revival version coming to Fayetteville this week is directed by Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and Oslo.

It looks like just a few tickets to select performances remain. To purchase, visit