We are heading to NYC for a few days in April and my 8 year old daughter and 10 year old son are planning the whole trip (within reason). My theater-loving daughter's pick was to see a show. Her first pick was Aladdin, but it looks like the cheaper seats for our dates are sold out. I wanted to see Come From Away for myself and was wondering if it'll be something my kids would enjoy.My daughter has been sitting through ballets and shows since she was 3 and loves anything theater. My 10 year old is well-behaved and is an American history lover. I'm a NY'er and my mom saw everything happen from her city hall office, so both kid have known about 9/11 their whole lives. They don't actually know this little side story, so I thought it would be a nice touch to the very NY touristy weekend they have planned for themselves. I wasn't sure if it might be too slow for them? Or if there was anything overly inappropriate?Thank you!
Honestly, I think they'd be bored.
When I saw it, there was a family on my row with kinds I would estimate to be in the 12-14 range and they were engaged and loved it. It moves at a quick pace.There are some very serious scenes regarding racism that could be disturbing and obviously the issues surrounding 9/11 are bleak, but if you're comfortable discussing those topics I think that's the worst you could encounter. They probably hear more F-bombs in one ride on a school bus than they would in the show.
Thank you! They should be okay with the character changes. My daughter's theater class works very similarly since there are only 6-7 kids in the class. Each kid plays several different roles with frantic costume changes throughout. They have, unfortunately, already experienced real life racism, so that is not foreign to them. I'll show them some clips tonight and see what they think!
CFA is one of the best shows currently running. there is nothing inappropriate in the show.
Just wanted to update that we saw the show last week and both kids loved it! My 8 year old daughter giggled at the 2-3 "F" bombs! :) They both said it was "sooo good" and even better than Matilda (which they loved)! I was crying within 10 minutes of the show starting and I am usually not a crier at all!
Jordan Catalano said: "From the title of this thread, I thought this was about a production of the show being done by children and I got very excited to see that Trainwreck."I can't with you. LOL
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