Who doesn’t love the Berenstain Bears?!
I am not sure if I have ever mentioned this before but I have been a book nerd since I was born. My mom taught me how to read before I could even speak and it was off to the races from there. One of my FAVORITE series that I loved growing up was the Berenstain Bears. I seriously could not wait to get my hands on the latest scholastic catalog to get all the books! Plus when my mom would take me to the mall I was guaranteed to get a book. The bears were always so cute and the stories were always so captivating!
We have a few Berenstain Bears books in our current massive children’s book collection but not nearly as intense as my own. So I think I was a bit more than excited to see the Berenstain bears perform LIVE and in person! Plus I am all about exposing the kids to theater as much as I can, my mom and aunties took me to SO many Broadway plays growing up!
We took the train all the way uptown early on a Saturday morning to the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. I had never been to this theater before and it’s really pretty. Downstairs was the show, and upstairs was a studio full of pretty ballet dancers in rehearsal.
The show was super adorable and it kept my kids captivated the whole time (which is a miracle if you know my kids!). It was like a mini Broadway play for the kids. It was a six man show that rotated tons of roles and they managed to do all of the set breakdown and set up so quickly and smoothly you would barely know it was happening. The actors had beautiful voices and the kids giggled with glee throughout the show.
There was even a fun audience dance activity at the end. I won’t ruin for you but the kids absolutely loved it!
The After Show
After the actors took their final bows, we were invited face (optional) bear face painting and pictures with the cast. As you can see, they were excited.
*Tickets were provided for myself and my family in exchange for a post, no other compensation was recieved*
Did you read the Berenstain Bears growing up? When is the last time you took the kids to a Children’s play?