On Wednesday April 21 at 12:30 p.m. BIG ARTS  will show “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”, the third in the critically acclaimed documentary series. The film runs one hour 37 minutes and will be shown in the Christensen Performance Hall.  After the movie I will lead a discussion in the theater.

When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. The film contains rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries and explores the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.

This is the first in-depth documentary that chronicles the story of the international Broadway blockbuster “Fiddler on the Roof,” exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its vast reach across time and cultures. The film also includes personal experiences and insights into the show’s timeless impact from “Fiddler on the Roof” composer and lyricist Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick as well as commentary from former cast and creative members along with famous fans impacted by the musical, including Joel Grey, Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Harold Prince, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and many others. It’s a fascinating, lively look back at Broadway and cinema history.

The remaining film in the series is “The Disappearance of my Mother”, April 28. Tickets are $10 in advance or on the day of the film at the BIG ARTS box office, located at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information, visit www.bigarts.org


BIG ARTS, established in 1979, is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality artistic, cultural, and educational experiences to Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Visit www.BIGARTS.org to learn more about BIG ARTS, and stay tuned for our 2022 season; and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook!

BIG ARTS is practicing the highest standards of safety during this challenging time. All visitors are required to wear masks throughout the facility. Please be sure to put on your mask before entering the building. We ask that you are mindful of physical distancing. With physical distancing precautions in mind, BIG ARTS is selling only 50% of the seats in Christensen Performance Hall. Until further notice, only 200 seats will be available for any event in the Hall, and a maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the gallery at any given time. BIG ARTS has enhanced its air filtration system, all surfaces are wiped down between use, a professional sanitation fogger is being used after each gathering, and there are hand sanitation “stations” throughout the ground floor.