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Upcoming on the community theater circuit

June 22 and 23, 7:30 p.m., June 24, 2 p.m.
“Fiddler on the Roof, Sr.”
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma
The Young at Heart Players presents “Fiddler on the Roof, Sr.” This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Fiddler on the Roof, Sr.” follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, “Fiddler on the Roof, Sr.” tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.
“Fiddler on the Roof, Sr.,” is actually “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.,” a special adaptation of the classic Broadway musical, which is boiled down to a 60-minute version of the original. TMP is calling it ‘senior’ instead of “junior” because it is performed by the Young at Heart Players, TMP’s senior group.
The Young at Heart Players is a program designed specifically for the senior community. It provides an exciting theatrical opportunity for mature adults, ages 50 and older, through a performance-based workshop that culminates in a fully-staged musical production for everyone to enjoy.
Young at Heart Players is a free program for people ages 50 and older. The group meets for eight weeks and culminates in a fully-staged musical on TMP’s stage. Past shows include “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “9 to 5” “Godspell,” “Nunsense,” “Working” and “Guys and Dolls, Sr.”
Info: tmp.org/index.php/young-at-heart-players

June 23, shows at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
“BoobTube Season 2”
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma
Tacoma’s homegrown burlesque troupe, the Gritty City Sirens, are thrilled to be back at Tacoma Little Theatre with another installment of “BoobTube Season 2,” which is billed as “a titillating romp of television favorites!” The Sirens are sure to make you laugh, cry, and squeal with delight with performances by Adora and Fedora Borealis, Ava D’jor, Heather Hostility, Ivanna Twirl, Kitty Kisses, Lady GoDiva, Pink Champain, Polly Puckerup and Rosie Cheex. The show features special guests Waxie Moon and EmpeROAR Fabulous. There will also be appearances by Oliva Phase and Mylo Precious.
Info: grittycitysirens.com

June 29-July 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
“Lysistrata” by Aristophanes
Dukesbay Theater, 508 6th Ave., #10, Tacoma
A comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War by denying all the men of the land sex. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace — a strategy that inflames the battle between the sexes.
Info: newmuses.com/lysistrata.html

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