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Education Notes: ‘Fiddler’ at St. George’s

St. George’s School students will continue their production of the classic musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” on Friday at 7 p.m. in Saint George’s Founders Theater.

The performance is the tale of Tevye, a Jewish peasant and milkman, played by Jacob Kwasman, and the love he has for his wife Golde, played by Megan Hatheway, and his daughters, and day-to-day life in their Russian Jewish village.

The musical, set in the small village of Anatevka, is a compelling story, told with humor, of how Tevye must learn to contend with his strong-willed daughters, Tzeitel, played by Dani Miller; Hodel, played by Hailey Hyde; Chava, played by Zoe McMahon; Shprintze, played by Allison Milbrath; and Bielke, played by Caroline Hammett, while struggling to maintain their Jewish traditions among severe oppression and changing times during the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Other cast members include Emily Worrall, as Yente the matchmaker; Justin Heftel, as Motel the tailor; Scott Mackay, as Perchik the student; Trevor Lewis, as Lazar Wolf, the butcher; Paul Lamontagne, as the rabbi; Kyler Hayes, as Mendel, the rabbi’s son; Chris Wagstaff, as Mordcha, the innkeeper; Nathan Graham, as Avrahm, the bookseller; Jon Wagstaff, as Nachum, the beggar; Hannah Kwasman, as Shandel, Motel’s mother; Alaina Jacobsen, as Grandma Tzeitel; Alice Koo, as Fruma-Sarah; and Ryan Jacobsen, as the fiddler.

The show will also be performed on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in St. George’s Upper School office or at the door at each performance.

Band, strings concert Tuesday

Spokane Public Schools elementary students will have the opportunity to share their musical talent on Tuesday at the annual “Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and Strings Spectacular,” held at the Spokane Arena at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature 2,800 student musicians. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and are encouraged.

Deaconess awards scholarships

The Deaconess Hospital Volunteers recently awarded five local high school students with $2,000 scholarships. Students recognized for their academic achievement include Ashley Barling of Ferris; Mackenzie DeRuyter of Freeman; Emily Petersen of Gonzaga Prep; Harilaos Tsarbopoulos of Mt. Spokane; and Enna Aleksandrouna Tsiribko of East Valley.

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