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2008-08-05 21:00:15

By Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 5--Lewis J. Stadlen opened the Muny season with a sensational performance as Max Bialystock, the flamboyant schemer at the center of "The Producers." Now he closes the season with another sensational performance as Tevye, a humble dairyman in Czarist Russia, in the musical-theater classic "Fiddler on the Roof." Although both characters have roots in Jewish folk traditions, they're nothing alike. Max desires glamour, money and fame; Tevye...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.