The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical is extending its run, now through October.
We LOVE the Berenstain Bear books! We went to the library and checked out 20 Berenstain Bear books recently! A couple weeks later, I heard that our neighborhood was going to play host to a new children’s off-Broadway show: The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical. It is playing this summer, through Sept. 4th only near the new buildings on 60th & West End at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.
Our family just saw the show in previews and loved every minute of it. If you’ve seen Mama Mia and know that they wove ABBA songs throughout to create the show’s story line, well, this kids show weaves 3 of our favorite books (The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, and The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble at School) to make the show engaging, silly, and teach some memorable lessons to the kids, as the books do in such a classic and timeless way. Mia was so funny since she kept asking why Sister Bear didn’t get sick in the show like she did in the book. I’m still trying to come up with how to explain that while Jan & Stan Berenstain blessed the show’s production, why sometimes, live theatre takes liberties on books’ story lines…
The show is 1 hour long. They have fluffy green carpeting down front for VIBs (Very Important Bears) when you purchase a special ticket package. The girls loved being right in front of Sister Bear! They were equally excited to get the bears’ autographs and take pictures after the show. They could have also had their noses painted like a bear but I’m not sure why they didn’t do it… I think they were distracted by the books, videos, and teddy bears you can by in the lobby…
For performance dates and times, and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE
248 W. 60th Street (Btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave)
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NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 30th, 2011
Performance Schedule: Saturdays at 2PM and 4:30PM; Sundays at 2PM
MMAC is located at 248 West 60th Street
UPDATED PRICING: Tickets: $34.95 (Rear Section), $44.95 (Front Section),
and a $59.95 V.I.B. Package (Very Important Bears!)
Each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show celebration that
includes dancing, face painting and photos with the cast after the show.
Running Time is 55 minutes
For video, photos and more information please visit www.BerenstainBearsLive.com
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!