The Ottumwa Courier

November 9, 2012

Berenstain Bears make musical trip to Oskaloosa

Ottumwa Courier

OSKALOOSA — The Berenstain Bears, stars of the popular children’s books, are coming to Oskaloosa’s George Daily Auditorium at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in musical form.

In this professional musical production filled with fun songs and dancing, the Berenstain Bears learn important life lessons. Brother gets a bad grade on a test at school. At first, he tries to hide his troubles but soon realizes opening up to his family is the best way to help solve his problems. Sister gets a little carried away as she starts saying “Hello” to everyone she meets at the Village Green. Finally, when Doc Grizzly points out that the Berenstain Bears are eating way too much junk food, it is a tough pill to swallow, especially for Papa, who rips his overalls (exposing his red polka dot underwear!) trying to show off how fit he is. Everyone’s secret is revealed when Mama finds Brother’s test, Papa’s junk food wrappers, and Sister’s new friend, Mr. Frog. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the Berenstain Bears that what truly matters is family.

This fun family musical, sponsored by C.L. Barnhouse Co., is appropriate for Mamas, Papas and Young Cubs of all ages. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available through the George Daily box office at 641-672-0799 or online at