To Life (song)
"To Life" is a song from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
The Jewish people of Anatevka joyously sing a hopeful song in the face of an uncertain future. It also serves as a toast to celebrate a wedding agreement between Tevye and Lazar.
See and Heard wrote "In the inn scene Tevye leads a toast ‘To Life’ featuring an extravagant display of Jewish and Cossack folk dancing".
NewsWorks described it as a "winning song", and added "the perfectly paced scene changes the tone of the production and accelerates its beat". The Star says it is a "raucous tavern brawl". Chicago Theater Review deems it a "joyous barroom anthem". Decent Films Guide names it "boisterous". NCarts Review jokingly noted "Russian dancers show off their culture’s great history of destroying their kneecaps through dance".
In other media
- "Fiddler Leaves Roof for the Seaside". Seen and Heard International. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- Howard Shapiro (2014-06-16). "Review: The universal 'Fiddler on the Roof' — NewsWorks". Newsworks.org. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:23 AM EDT (2013-05-29). "Stratford Festival's Fiddler on the Roof done to perfection: Review | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Fiddler on the Roof Reviews - Theatre In Chicago - Play Reviews". Theatre In Chicago. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "Fiddler on the Roof (1971)". Decentfilms.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- Branch, Laney. "Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof – at the CFRT". NC Arts Review. Retrieved 2014-07-10.