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Yorktown, Mount Kisco Thespians Head Cast of Mount Pleasant Play

Mount Pleasant Community Theater, which will perform "Fiddler on the Roof" in August, announced the show's cast.
Mount Pleasant Community Theater, which will perform "Fiddler on the Roof" in August, announced the show's cast. Photo Credit: Mount Pleasant Community Theater

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Mount Pleasant Community Theater has selected the cast of "Fiddler on the Roof," the 43rd production by the local group since its founding in 1970, which the group will stage Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10.

The two leading roles in the 40-plus member cast will be played by Tom Ammirato of Mount Kisco as Tevye the dairyman and Chris Jamison of Yorktown Heights as his wife, Golde.

Ammirato's numerous MPCT roles include Lt. Frank Cioffi in "Curtains," Julian Marsh in "42nd Street," Abner in "Li’l Abner" and Jesus in "Godspell." At the Westchester Broadway Theatre, he played Charlie Cowle in "The Music Man" and Pap in "Big River." Off the stage, Tom is an arborist for the New York City Department of Parks in Manhattan. Jamison is an original founding member of MPCT, and also was a professional actress/singer/dancer for more than 30 years.  Broadway credits include "The Star To Be" in the original production of "Annie," and the female swing in the 25th anniversary production of "Fiddler On The Roof." Westchester audiences have seen Chris as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" and Widow Douglas in "Big River," Mrs. Tottendale in "The Drowsy Chaperone" with PMT/Armonk Players, and more than 30 roles with Mount Pleasant Community Theater, her favorite being The Duchess in "Me and My Girl."  Off the stage, Chris is an executive assistant at GE Capital Treasury in Stamford, Conn.

"Fiddler on the Roof," a musical based on the Sholom Aleichem stories, book by Joseph Stein with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, tells about the ups and downs of a Jewish family living in Russia at the turn of the 20th century.

"Fiddler on the Roof" will be performed at the John Whearty Theater at Westlake High School, 825 Westlake Drive in Thornwood, N.Y.

Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8 pm, Sunday matinee at 2 pm. For the first time, tickets, priced at $20 adults and $15 seniors/students through high school, can be ordered on-line at the Mount Pleasant Community Theater website . All seats are reserved.

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