Re: Not family friendly enough
Just because it might not be family-friendly doesn't mean children won't benefit from being exposed to such a top-notch piece of theatre.
I mean, depending on how parents are with their children, they might already be being exposed to much worse on television already, without the benefit of fantastic songs or storytelling.
A show like Oklahoma!
can be turned into a learning experience and a discussion piece with families as much as it makes me retch to type that
. Having children see these less savoury bits of the show and ask questions about them proactively is far more valuable than taking a ten-year-old to Mulan Jr.
with the knowledge that they willl be safely anaesthetized for an hour and a half.
Theatre was always meant to be a provocative and stimulating experience, and if parents can properly educate their children, something like Oklahoma!
may actually be a beneficial thing rather than a potentially non-family-friendly one.
I guess what I mean to say is that if I had children, I wouldn't take them to anything that I wouldn't go to normally. So Seussical
is out, and Oklahoma!
But I guess it depends on ones' priorities...