The story followed the movie with a few changes that didn't really change the story line. It was fun to watch and well done. In fact, there was one scene that really affected me. During the music festival scene (right before the family escapes from the Nazis), they dropped a bunch of Nazi banners from the ceiling and had a bunch of Nazis take up positions all around the auditorium. It was downright creepy! I think I got a very small inkling of what it might be like to live under an oppressive regime and it was not good! However, they kind of made up for it by having Rolf do the right thing in the end and let the family get away (I told you it wasn't exactly like the movie).
Overall I had a good time with my kids and enjoyed the musical.