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Re: “Fiddler On The Roof

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Or without links: Tradition at Oakland's Woodminster Amphitheater

Community theatre helps us stay connected and human in an ever-changing digital and fast-moving entertainment world. Outdoor musicals like the ones produced in Oakland's Woodminster Amphitheater at Joaquin Miller Park also offer an opportunity to turn an evening of theater into a wine-sipping, evening picnic with friends.

Half the joy from Woodminster's summer series is being in the open air as the night descends and under starry cover one can watch a favorite production. We caught the closing performance of Fiddler on the Roof and enjoyed wine, sandwiches and near-perfect weather.

The Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland offers a summer series of musicals each year – since it's start in 1967. The open-air amphitheater is a unique venue and with no restrictions on food and beverages at the event you can join local insiders who turn the evening into a portable feast and nosh throughout the performance.

This year the summer musical offerings will continue after a successful production of Fiddler on the Roof with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (in August) and a version of the inimitable Cats in early September.

It is a rare opportunity to see a musical in an urban, outdoor setting. Even more rare is the organizers' commitment to keeping the shows affordable and accessible. Partnerships with local businesses fund a program that gives free entrance for children (with adult ticket purchase see box office info for details). For many youngsters it is their first exposure to live theater.

Posted by Granate on 07/24/2012 at 5:22 PM

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