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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Return To WOB For Limited Fall Engagement


THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Return To WOB For Limited Fall Engagement The Berenstain Bears, everyone's favorite furry family is returning to Way Off Broadway for a fun fall engagement! The Berenstain Bears on Stage! will have a limited run of only four performances - October 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th.

Over the years, Way Off Broadway has introduced a countless number of children to live theatre with its productions of classic fairytales and musicals filled with some of the most popular children's characters of today. Even characters from the Disney vault have made their home at Way Off Broadway. This fall, the fuzzy forest family created by Stan and Jan Berenstain will sing and dance their way across the WOB stage once again.

Five classic Berenstain Bear stories come to life on the stage, as told by "the world's foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears," the guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe. The audience will follow Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, and Sister Bear on their adventures in The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth, and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright. Five great stories all in one live stage play!

Way Off Broadway's production of The Berenstain Bears features Jordan B. Stocksdale as Papa Bear, Tori Weaver as Mama Bear, Laura Walling as Brother Bear, Megan E. West as Sister Bear, and Betsey Brannen as Teacher Jane, with Bill Kiska as Cowboy Joe. Stocksdale, Weaver, and Kiska will all be reprising their roles from the theatre's 2015 production.

The Berenstain Bears first debuted in The Big Honey Hunt in 1962. Since then, the children's book series has grown to include over 300 stories, which have sold over 260 million copies. After more than 50 years in print, the Berenstain Bears are still considered one of the most popular set of characters in children's literature.

The stage show has a book and lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain, with music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza, and direction by Jordan B. Stocksdale.

The Berenstain Bears on Stage! will have performances on October 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th. Doors open for lunch each day at 11:30 a.m. with the show beginning at 12:30 p.m. and running for 60 minutes. Tickets are $18 per person for lunch and the show and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (301) 662-6600.

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The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska family since 2002, is proud to be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary Season! Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area's theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Sister Act, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python's Spamalot, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks' The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Annie, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, ...Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph..., Blood Brothers, Mame, and 42nd Street. In addition to its regular season, the theatre produces a number of special events throughout the year including an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and an interactive mysteries series.

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