Last night I took my daughter to see Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre in Washington, DC. The tour is in town on a limited run- and you don’t want to miss this one! Fiddler on the Roof Review at the National Theatre in DC.
I love partnering with the National Theatre. This season, I’ve had the opportunity to take my daughter to a few shows and we’re loving the one-on-one time together.
Last night we headed into Washington, DC for the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre. It’s here for a limited run and if you are looking for a family-friendly show to see this week: don’t miss this one!
Tony Award Nominated Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre in DC
Fiddler on the Roof: a story about traditions and families: fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, faith and family.
And it is a perfect addition to your holidays this year.
Fiddler on the Roof is running from December 10 through Sunday, December 15, 2019. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C.
Tickets for the Fiddler on the Roof are on sale. Be sure to grab yours today at TheNationalDC.com.
Fiddler on the Roof Parent Review
Just like with my movie reviews, I feel like knowing if a show is appropriate for kids matters. This Fiddler on the Roof review will address the question: is it safe for kids?
I have to say: yes!
Fiddler on the Roof is suitable for a lot of ages. I love this show for the emphasis on family, so why not take your whole crew this week?
There are a few things to note if you’re considering taking younger children.
This show is pretty long; there’s an estimated 2 hours 55 minute run time, with an intermission. If you have someone who tends to squirm a bit, this might not be the best show to introduce musical theater to them with!
There are also some heavier themes towards the end that could be intense for younger children, plus a vivid dream sequence. And that was pretty intense and I can imagine it being a bit much for a little kiddo.
Overall, this is something I would suggest for ages 8 and up.
My daughter, a freshman in high school, absolutely loved every second of it.
Since the show was pretty long, I gave her the option to leave at intermission. Which she promptly declined! There was no way we were going to leave halfway through.
It’s funny, it’s endearing and the actors were absolutely phenomenal.
About Fiddler on the Roof
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 55 minutes including one intermission
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The original Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, which opened in 1964, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award® for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards® that year. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored across the globe.
Following a critically acclaimed first year on tour, Israeli theatre, film, and TV star Yehezkel Lazarov will continue his celebrated performance as Tevye in year two of the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF North American tour. The cast will feature return performances from Maite Uzal as Golde, Jonathan von Mering as Lazar Wolf, Carol Beaugard as Yente, Ruthy Froch as Hodel and Danny Arnold as Tevye in select cities. Additional casting includes Kelly Gabrielle Murphy as Tzeitel, Noa Luz Barenblat as Chava, Emma Taylor Schwartz as Shprintze, Carly Post as Bielke, Nick Siccone as Motel, Nic Casaula as Perchik, Jack O’Brien as Fyedka and Andrew Hendrick as Constable. The ensemble includes Jessica Altchiler, Mateus Barbosa da Silva, Nicholas Berke, Andrea Marie Bush, Cam Cote, David Scott Curtis, David Ferguson, Kelly Glyptis, Michael Greenberg, Yochai Greenfeld, Sam McLellan, Randa Meierhenry, Carlye Messman, Ali Arian Molaei, Alynn Rinah Parola, Gray Randolph, Cassandra Surianello, Brooke Wetterhahn, and Scott Willits.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award® nominee, The King and I), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award® winner, The King and I), lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony Award® nominee, The King and I), sound design by Scott Lehrer (Tony Award® winner, South Pacific), and hair and wig design by Tom Watson.
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)