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PHOTOS: Go behind the scenes as Overture Hall readies 'Fiddler on the Roof'

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PHOTOS: Go behind the scenes as Overture Hall readies 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Cap Times visual journalist Ruthie Hauge got a behind the scenes look Tuesday  at the load-in process at Overture Center as the first major Broadway Across America tour of the pandemic, “Fiddler on the Roof”, took the stage.

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Semi trucks fill the loading dock at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. It's the first Broadway Across America tour to load in since "Wicked" in spring 2020, which remained on the Overture Hall stage for six months.

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Stagehands work like a well-oiled machine to prepare for that night's opening show for the Tony Award-winning 2015 revival of the beloved Bock and Harnick musical “Fiddler on the Roof”.

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Stagehands tie curtains onto poles that will be hoisted over the stage.

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Stagehands unload motors from roadie cases.

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The stage in Overture Hall is bustling with stagehands on opening day for "Fiddler on the Roof".

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A stagehand works on equipment on a workbench at the back of the stage.

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Stagehands work on lighting the stage for “Fiddler on the Roof”.

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Stagehands tie curtains onto poles that will be hoisted over the stage.

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Instrument cases and boxes of music stands are set at the front of the stage before being moved to the orchestra pit.

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A stagehand directs scaffolding on stage.

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A stagehand straighten a curtains before it is hoisted over the stage.

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The audio booth is built in the front of house for “Fiddler on the Roof”.

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A sign, which is part of a scene in “Fiddler on the Roof”, is hoisted overhead as stagehands work below.

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A stagehand looks up as a curtain is hoisted overhead.

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A “Fiddler on the Roof” themed cocktail called the Matchmaker is on the bar menu for the musical at Overture Center.

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