My mother in law’s favorite musical is Fiddler On the Roof, which is coming to a small town near us. We are going in two days–Saturday. My 5 year old and I have seen a few stage productions, and so I got three tickets–for my MIL, my daughter, and myself.
I have never seen Fiddler, but always heard it was a classic, and was somewhat familiar with a couple of the upbeat songs.
Last night I was looking up the story to get some background for my daughter and me before we watch it, and I read that the first half is upbeat and happy, but the second half is very different, and at the end soldiers are removing the family from their house, if I read it correctly.
Is Fiddler an appropriate show for a 5 year old? We did watch Sound of Music on the stage last year, and of course the latter part of the movie there is more conflict and soldiers coming after them.
Any thoughts on Fiddler with my young one?