I fell in love with musicals since I was a little girl. I had those VHS (if you remember) with Grease, Saturday Night Fever (young Travolta… Oh!), Evita, Cats, The Lion King, Mary Poppins… I could watch them over and over again.
Singing and pretending to be Sandy…
You better shape up cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up, you better understand
To my heart I must be true
All these amazing musicals made me LOVE good music. I discovered it’s awesome power. Musicals can shape our emotional being and even character.
I desperately wanted Avi to explore musical. But, there isn’t much of a choice for the smallest kids.
I I’ve never heard about The Berenstain Bears before. But, I guess, it’s simply because I was raised in a different colture. The same as I’ve never heard about Cabbage Patch Kids or Ovaltine (lucky me).
Originally The Berenstain Bears is a series of very educative books for children created by Berenstain family. From these books children can easily learn some moral or safety-related lessons in fun way.
First of all, kids love it!
Musical is based on 3 books: The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, and The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble at School.
The language is simple and easy. Important and serious things are served as an amusing game. it teaches to cherish family and moral values and in the same time it doesn’t look like preaching. It’s more like a regular story, that could happen to any child. And that’s why it’s so good! Packed with funny songs, tittupy music and contagious dancing beat, the show is a shot of giggles, snickers and laugh.
But (that’s right, there are some buts) in spite of the fact that, the show itself is remarkable and fascinating, I was a little disappointed by organizational issues.
The audience space is organized in a very unusual manner. Just in front of the stage there is a VIP section with a rug, where kids can sit and play, while watching the show. The idea is marvelous. But, we had a real hard time explaining to our kids, why they can’t sit there. Of course, we could just buy those VIP (VIB actually. Very Important Bear. Another awesome idea) tickets, but that would raise another question: “why other kids can’t sit here with us?”.
Let’s just hope that remaining 297 books will be soon transformed in new shows!