The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical will pay tribute to the late co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, Jan Berenstain, who passed away February 24. Directed by Devanand Janki, the family musical will give a performance in Berenstain's honor at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre on March 3 and 4.
“We are all honored to have been a part of Jan’s dream by bringing her characters to life on stage every weekend,” said Berenstain producer Matt Murphy in a statement. “Our show will continue to inspire children just as the books have for 50 years, with the spirit of Jan Berenstain living on in our story.”
In The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical Papa Bear can't stop eating junk food, Brother Bear's grades are slipping, and Sister Bear still has a lot to learn about talking to strangers. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. After all, this is one bear tree house where family truly matters!
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.