So, what I want to know is this: does anyone else feel conflicted about exposing their kids to musicals?
We just saw a wonderful local performance of Oklahoma!
Among the subjects that I found problematic were: promiscuity, suicide, violence, etc.
Compared to many other musicals, Oklahoma is downright wholesome!
I love taking my kids to musicals. I love the theatre and I love the songs. And I love the way my kids spend the following days bursting out in spontaneous song.
But I would not want my kids to watch movies or read books that treat this subject matter as legitimate.
So why should it be okay in a musical?
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,