Musical Fiddler on the Roof will feature Sutherland Shire rising theatre stars at NIDA

Performance space: The Shire's Lara Winsbury and Olivia Vouris ahead of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Performance space: The Shire's Lara Winsbury and Olivia Vouris ahead of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Two talented students from St George and Sutherland Shire are preparing to take centre-stage in NIDA's production of Fiddler on the Roof in April this year.

The St Andrew's Cathedral school musical will feature Sutherland Shire teenagers and students of St Andrew's, Lara Winsbury and Olivia Vouris, who will perform in the production at NIDA's Parade Theatre at Kensington.

Fiddler on the Roof, well-known musical, is set in Russia in 1905.

The story centres on the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives.

He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love - each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage.

Olivia, of Cronulla, steps into the main role of Chava, the third daughter in a family of five girls.

Caringbah's Lara, an aspiring musician, singer and actress, plays Bielke, the fifth daughter.

One of the same school's former graduates, Rebecca Breeds, who starred in Home and Away, and played the lead role in the school's musical in 2005, is now being cast in the US hit series Pretty Little Liars.

See Fiddler on the Roof on April 4-6.

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