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Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present Berenstain Bears LIVE!

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Westminster College's Celebrity Series for Kids will host two showings of Berenstain Bears LIVE! Family Matters the Musical, May 27 in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Richard Ribarevsky, Family Medical Care of Lawrence County (James L. Gardner, III, M.D., Mary C. Tanyel, M.D., Peggy McAnlis, C.R.N.P., and Joe Kollar, C.R.N.P.), Pek C. Teh, M.D. F.A.C.O.G. and PCT Health Network, Hoyt Center for the Arts, and Westminster’s Drinko Center for experiential learning.

Although the 10:30 a.m. show is sold out, tickets for the 6:30 p.m. performance are available online at or by calling the box office at 724-946-7354.

Recommended for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through second grade, the national professional touring production and critically acclaimed sold out off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is hitting the road. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family, adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

“Sharing live theater with children is a wonderful experience – and I speak very personally of this joy,” shares Connie McGinnis, director of the Celebrity Series. “I still remember the expression on my daughter’s face when she saw, as a young child, her first musical theater show. It was truly a new world opening up to her and it was magic.”

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. 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. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give children of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Georgene Gib, box office manager, at 724-946-7354 or order online at