Kristen Gleeson and cast members of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo: Andrew Perryman

In a few short weeks, the Bendigo Theatre Company will present the timeless classic of Fiddler on the Roof.

The cast will take you on a journey to 1905 Imperial Russia; to a time when life was as precarious as the perch of a fiddler on a roof.

Running for one weekend only from July 5 to 8, at the Ulumbarra Theatre, this beloved classic is not to be missed.

Making its Broadway debut in September 1964, the story is set in Russia in the early 1900s, where Jewish man Tevye is struggling with fast changing social movements that are threatening his tradition, and is forced to choose between holding onto the traditions of his culture and his daughter’s happiness, in an attempt to balance life.

BTC director Bevan Madden said former Bendigo resident Denton Arthur is back in Bendigo and playing the lead role, Tevye.

“He will make you cry and make you laugh,” he said.

Fiddler on the Roof features a number of well-known songs such as Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset. The Bendigo Theatre Company will stage this musical with a live orchestra.

“The camaraderie between the three sisters is very real, and they harmonise beautifully, like they have been singing together forever,” Mr Madden said.

Fiddler on the Roof is at Ulumbarra Theatre for evening shows in July on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7.30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.