Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Thumbelina, a adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story, will delight fans of fairies and princesses, but also includes some tension and mild peril. There are themes of kidnapping and marriage to the wrong fellow for the wrong reasons, but the happily-ever-after is solidly in place.
The Beetle keeps calling Thumbelina "Toots," and she constantly responds, "I am NOT your toots!" Lots of song and discussion about "true love."
The toad brothers bonk people on the head, and there is a sword fight between Cornelius and the toad. The story hinges on arranged marriage and bride kidnapping, which provides some tense moments throughout.
One of the characters calls Thumbelina "ugly" and hurts her feelings.
Strong messages about believing in yourself and being happy with who you are. Don't compromise to please others when you'd hurt yourself. The idea of arranged marriage and bride kidnapping might make parents a bit uncomfortable and bring up some iffy gender messages.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Members of the audience at the Beetle Ball drink cocktails.