My family was looking for a fun activity to do over the Thanksgiving weekend. Especially since my two older siblings and their spouses were not joining us this year, we had a bit more flexibility with pricing and timing. I did some digging and found out that from now until late February, the Chanhassen Dinner Theater is putting on a production of Fiddler on the Roof. We grew up watching this movie because our lovable dad was in the play in high school. We had decided to check it out and we LOVED the whole experience.
The theater asks that you arrive two hours before your show time in order to leave enough time for lunch/dinner beforehand. We saw a matinee show so arrived at 11:00 a.m. for our 1:00 p.m. show. The entree price is included in each ticket and while the menu selection wasn't wildly extensive, the food was good. We were able to talk and enjoy each other's company before the show began.
The show was fantastic! The singing and acting was very professional and the story is a classic. Many scenes had us laughing hysterically and the next would be heartwarming and emotional. The actor that played Tevye was incredible!! Since his character makes or breaks the whole story, it was great to have such a strong and engaging actor. The rest of the cast was wonderful as well!
If you are looking for something to do around the holidays or looking for a fun Christmas gift for someone, Fiddler on the Roof at the CDT is a great choice!!