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The Berenstain Bears Live!

From 7 critic and 13 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Clever, Fluffy

About the show

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical' brings the bear family to theatrical life. More…

As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right in the newest Off-Broadway musical for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs in New York City.


"Just like the classic stories, the musical brought about an entertaining and informative lesson on living the good life—ursine or otherwise. The show is a perfect introduction to the realm of musicals for your little ones. It was long enough to entertain, but not too long for jumpiness to ensue. It’ll be great for your little one." Full Review

Motherhood Later

"Last weekend, we were able to watch these wonderful bears live, in action, in a delightful off-Broadway show, and now my daughter—as well as myself—are bigger fans than ever. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is at once entertaining and educational, and kept my four-year-old and her five-year-old friend riveted for the duration of the well-paced 55-minute show." Full Review


"You'll see some terrific dancing and hear charming, fun songs. You'll discover some new adventures and complications from this beloved Bear Family who always stick together. Without being preachy, the show offers life lessons that can be easily digested by youngsters." Full Review

Time Out Kids

"Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister Bear make the leap from picture book to performance space in a spirited show that is short in length but generous in content. Packed into a mere 55 minutes, the perfectly paced production draws upon its rich storybook history by applying familiar life lessons to a day in the life of the Berenstains." Full Review

Queen Mamas

"The show is filled with cute original music and the actors have a great energy that kept our two five year olds engaged throughout. Kids are invited for photos with the cast after the show and were able to get bear noses painted on their face." Full Review

Upper West Side Kids

"Our family just saw the show in previews and loved every minute of it. This kids show weaves 3 of our favorite books (The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The 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." Full Review

Mommy Poppins

"Although it's done on the cheap (the music is canned, the backdrop is cardboard), the production has a lot of spirit. The biggest kick parents will get out of the show is watching their kids have fun, but that's really the point of going, isn't it? After the performance, kids are invited to get their faces painted as bears, dance around and pose for photos with the cast." Full Review

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love family shows

Don't see it if You want to see a show for adults only

Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you have children and have read the Berenstain Bear books.

Don't see it if you don't like children because there are lots of them at the performance.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if You have kids they would love it.

Don't see it if Its a must see

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You have small children or need a good show to see with your family.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a light, fluffy show with your family, or distaste family friendly shows.

Clever, Entertaining, Original, Cute, Perfect for kids

See it if your kids like the Berenstein Bears, this is for you. it's super cheesy but the songs will stick with your kids for a long time!

Don't see it if you have no interest in the Berenstein Bears!

Clever, Dated, Original, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You want to teach you're child a moral And have read the series of books

Don't see it if Crying kids Mothers changing diapers on the seats

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you bring your kids with you.

Don't see it if you don't have kids

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love the creativeness of the children books

Don't see it if you don't care for the educational material that the story in tells

Delightful, Fluffy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you have kids under 12. You enjoy the Berenstain Bears. Enjoy standing up and dancing and singing!

Don't see it if you don't have patience for kids shows

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You're kids are fans of the books! The actors really brings the characters to life

Don't see it if Really not a reason to not take your kids

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You have kids

Don't see it if you are over 30

Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Only for little ones

See it if You have young children.

Don't see it if You are over the age of 4. It does not improve upon the tv episodes at all. My young niece loved it, but i was disappointed.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if You have young kids and need something to do! A great show and a good time for the kids with some great lessons!

Don't see it if You're expecting a Sesame Street Live type of show. The actors are not in big bear costumes so that they can be more animated!