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What do you get when you mix a “Q” and a “Fiddler”?

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Avenue Jew!!!

Featuring the Broadway casts of “Avenue Q” and “Fiddler on the Roof“, this short spoof was written and performed for Easter Bonnet 2004, an annual benefit put on by BC/EFA – (Broadway Cares – Equity Fights AIDS).

It begins with Trekkie Monster playing the opening strains of Fiddler on the Roof on a fiddle, which he proceeds to eat and destroy after playing a few sour notes. In a sort of epilogue to Tevye’s story, Tevye, his wife Golde, and his two remaining unwed daughters arrive on Avenue Jew, an area inhabited by Jewish puppets (the Q cast played Jewish versions of their usual characters). Avenue Jew is also home to some human Jews such as Brian and Hannukah Eve. The human Jews are fed up with the puppet Jews upstaging them constantly. Jewish-American Princeton arrives asking “What do you do with a B.A. in Yiddish?” One of Tevye’s daughter’s, Shprintze, falls in love with Princeton, but Tevye forbids their union. The Matchmaker sets up Rod with Lazar Wolf (“I’m a lonely man, Tevye.”). After a brief interior monologue, Tevye finally consents to Princeton and Shprintze’s marriage. Rod and Lazar Wolf also wish to be wed, so they decide to ask permission from the Tsar, who happens to be a puppet Bush, who forbids gay marriage. Ben Brantley interrupts, asking who the real Jewish people in the cast are, and the company finish with a rousing finale, telling us that “everyone’s a little bit Jewish” and “in theatre you can be whatever you want to be.”

Thanks Jessie!!!

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  1. Thursday, 14 February 2008 4:00 pm

    You’re welcome! :]

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