We walked into the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and we were greeted so warmly by the staff. They gave the four of us bear ears to wear instantly giving us the feeling we were going to be a part of something exciting! I remember loving The Berenstain Bears books when I was younger. I read the books to Jonathan when he was little and he loved watching the TV show as well. We were thrilled to get the chance to see, the off Broadway musical, Berenstain Bears Live: Family Matters!
Right away I loved how intimate the setting was because it made us feel like we were part of the show and part of the magic. It was non-stop excitement and a show the entire family will love-adults and kids alike. Everyone in the audience felt like they were part of the Bear family! One of my favorite things about the show were the three core lessons they focused on. The lovable bear family touched on important subjects like lying, why you should not to talk to strangers and for the entire family to eat healthy and exercise! The show was only about an hour long but packed with lots of good music and dancing. For me, it was just the right amount of time for little ones. After the show the kiddos got a chance to take pictures with Mama, Brother and Sister Bear!
My #1 favorite thing about this show is how it shows us that family and being there for each other is what is most important! This was the first musical my family and I got to see together so it was such a special experience!
Berenstain Bears Live is on it’s 5th season and adapted from the children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain. It features an original score by Michael Borton and a book by Borton and Michael Slade. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is produced by Matt Murphy Productions.
Performances are every weekend and each performance features a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting and photos with the Berenstain Bears
For more info and how you can purchase tickets head on over to www.BerenstainBearsLive.com
**I was given tickets to see the show with my family but as always all opinions are my own.**