It was a family affair Friday night at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam as Stephen and Abbey Kreinik of Hartford watched their daughter, Barrie, make her Goodspeed debut as Tzeitel in “Fiddler On The Roof.”
“She has know since she was a young child that this was what she wanted to do with her life,” said Abbey Kreinik. “’Fiddler on the Roof’ was the first Broadway show we took her to see when she was five years old.”
Barrie holds an MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep and a BA in Theatre and English from Cornell University.
“This is a dream come true, she grew up going to [The Goodspeed],” said Abbey.
“It’s our third collaboration,” said Esse, of working with director Rob Ruggiero. “We did ‘Carousel’ together two seasons ago and this past season we did ‘The Most Happy Fella.’…We enjoy working together.”
Java wanted to know, besides “Fiddler,” if Barrie has a dream production she’d like to act in.
“My Fair Lady,” she said, without skipping a beat.