GIVEAWAY: The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Family Matters the Musical in NYC!!

BerenstainBearsDo you remember your favorite childhood stories? I can recall countless Berenstain adventures that I loved hearing about at bedtime. My favorite book as a child was Inside Outside Upside Down, an entertaining story about a sneaky bear cub, that I now get to read to my kids.
While there are so many new characters out there to impress my children these days, I often find that the classics still keep them engaged and entertained. My childrens’ minds explode with each lesson that they learn through reading. The Berenstain Bears are a large part of our bedtime story telling and the kids love following Brother Bear and Sister Bear on all of their little bear cubs!

I was recently invited to check out an off-Broadway performance of The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, a musical adaptation of the children’s book series by Stan and Jane Berenstain. It is a performance that gives kids of all ages a change to discover the silly and entertaining characters in the Berenstain Bears family.  Together with Momma Bear, Poppa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear, your children will be taken on an adventure, as a storybook comes to life.  They, too, will have a chance to fall in love with these characters just as you did when you were growing up. There are fun lessons to be taught and silly songs to be learned as the Berenstain Bears show your children everything from how honest and responsible to knowing when not to talk with strangers .

Back for their fifth year, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! has return to its Off-Broadway location at the Manhattan Moment and Arts Center. This venue allows everyone in the theater to feel like they’re part of the show. Hailed buy Time Out-New York as “spirited, energetic and hilarious for all generations” The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is fun, entertaining, and perfect for children young and old. The performance runs 55 minutes without intermission which is plenty of time to keep even the younger children engaged and amazed throughout. A pleasant surprise for my kids at the end of the show was when the Bears taught us all a special song and dance. They even stay after the show to meet and take pictures with the kids.  My boys also enjoyed their opportunity to have their faces painted, transforming them into Berenstain Bears courtesy of The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! 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.

My children already loved the Berenstain Bears books so for them this was a fun, exciting, upbeat and energetic way to watch some of their favorite characters come to life. If you have Berenstain bear fans in your family, and you’re looking for something cute, memorable and kid-friendly to do on the weekends this summer then I highly recommend you check out the show.


***GIVEAWAY***   Now is your chance to win a family four pack of tickets to see a performance of  The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in New York City. (Show time and date to be coordinated with contest winner).  To enter, just post a comment below telling us one thing that you love most about The Berenstain Bears.  (Contest winner will be announced and notified, Sunday 8/2/2015).***


(disclosure: My family received complimentary tickets to see a performance of The Berenstain Bears Live! Family Matters the Musical.  No other compensation was involved and as always, all opinions expressed here are my very own!)