Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Berenstain Bears Live!

I was generously offered press tickets to see The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical in NYC. While we haven't made it to a performance yet, I must let you know about this family-friendly musical before its limited run is up! 
Who of our generation does not remember the Berenstain Bears? Beloved Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister (and a few more familiar characters) make their way into this show, singing and dancing while teaching very important lessons for the little ones and big ones alike. (Full storyline info HERE.) 

The 60-minute show is appropriate for children of all ages, but I've been told it is best enjoyed by children over 2. With all the kids in the audience, however, who cares if your little one gets a bit restless? The worst than can happen is that you need to step outside for a moment (you'll probably have a lot of company!)

The details:

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical

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

Performance dates:
June 25 - July 16, Sat & Sun at 2pm
July 23 - July 31, Sat at 2pm & 4:30pm, Sun at 2pm
Aug 13 - Aug 14, Sat & Sun at 2pm
Aug 20 - Sep 4, Sat at 2pm & 4:30pm, Sun at 2pm

Post show:  Face painting and photos with the Bears after each performance!

Tickets: $29.95-$59.95 
Purchasing info is HERE 


  1. I’m writing on behalf of the off-Broadway production of The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in
    We are happy to announce that The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical has extended for a third time, beginning November 5th at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre (5 West 63rd Street), for an open-ended run.

    The show plays Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 2pm. It runs 55 minutes with no intermission and every ticket includes a FREE Berenstain Bears post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears!

    Special added holiday performances:
    Friday, November 25th at 11am
    Wednesday, December 28th at 11am
    Thursday, December 29th at 11am
    Friday, December 30th at 11am
    Normal playing schedule resumes January 7th, 2012.

  2. I recently just saw the Berenstain Bears LIVE at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre! It was the perfect amount of time, my kids were enthralled with the performance through the entire show and they are still humming the songs. It was a perfect daytime activity for you to spend with your kids.

  3. SO much fun! My 2 kids (who are 4 and 7) both LOVED it! They left singing the songs,
    and got to take pictures with the bears after the show! An energetic,
    fun show that teaches good lessons and is great for kids of all ages!