The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Off-Broadway Musical on the UWS

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 StrangersThe 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

MMAC Theatre
248 W. 60th Street (Btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave)
(866) 811-4111

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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.

Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at (866) 811-4111

Running Time is 55 minutes

For video, photos and more information please visit


About valeriegerstein

A former online media professional, I am home, on the Upper West Side, with my 2 gorgeous girls, Mia and Liza and their wonderful Daddy, Mark.
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4 Responses to The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Off-Broadway Musical on the UWS

  1. Charles says:

    Thanks for the informative post! I went to the show with my kids last weekend and had a wonderful time. I’ll definitely be telling my friends to take their kids too!

  2. Rachel Goldberg-Schwartz says:

    My hubby and i loved it just as much as our kids did! We’re so glad we chose to see this show!

  3. Pingback: The Berenstain Bears Live! on the UWS all summer | The Blog for families on the Upper West Side

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