I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Theater Thursday - Fiddler on the Roof - A Fidler Afn Dakh

We were given free tickets to Fiddler on the Roof - A Fidler Afn Dakh for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Fiddler on the Roof - A Fidler Afn Dakh

Where: Stage 42
             422 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 10 and Up

When: Through January 5, 2020

Mom's view: Fiddler on the Roof is easily one of the most recognizable musicals in history. Now, a new production of this classic story is playing Off Broadway in New York City. This version is spoken and sung entirely in Yiddish.  However, don't let that scare you away from  seeing this excellent production. Even if you don't speak yiddish the show is definitely still worth seeing. In fact, except for a word or two here and there, I myself do not speak yiddish but I still tremedously enjoyed this show. The acting, singing. and dancing led by the award winning, Steven Skybell in the lead role of Tevye, the dairyman, are all terrific. If you are completely unfamiliar with the story or not very familiar with it, there are easily readable subtitles in both English (and/or Russian if you prefer) to help you keep track of the what is going on. If you are more familiar with the story, it is actually kind of fun to see how much you can translate on your own in your head without looking at the subtitles. No matter how you chose to enjoy this production or no mater what is  the easiest or most convenient way for you, reading the subtitles or not, you won't want to miss this show.

For the point of view of someone who does speak yiddish, see the below guest post by my husband:

Dad's view: This version of Fiddler on the Roof is the best I have ever seen. I like the way they modernized the story by using more current Yiddish translations. However, they still remained pretty faithful to the original translations. The acting was excellent. I would highly recommend this show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://fiddlernyc.com/#home

And that's our view. Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

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