Out of the Blue

Sunrise, Sunset

On a stage during a live performance of the Fiddler on the Roof in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall, a female student sits in the foreground holding a violin, gazing at an actor in the background speaking to an audience
Photo by Bradley Slade

In Fiddler on the Roof, performed this January in the de Jong Concert Hall, protagonist Tevye (Peter D. Morgan [BM ’21]) clings to tradition in a world “as shaky as a fiddler on the roof” (with the titular fiddler portrayed here by violinist Allison E. Hillam [’25]).

The closing scene, says director David E. Morgan (BA ’85), highlights Tevye’s acceptance of change as he’s driven from his home: “Tevye is packing up, and he finally says, ‘Let’s go.’”

The line is a fitting end to the final musical-theater performance in the 57-year-old Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. David Morgan says the building, set to be retired later this year, has been a second home to many music and arts students—“a place they feel like they belong.”

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