Photo by Allison St. Rock

Based in Brooklyn, the Good Idea Bears write and perform original children’s theater that invites and encourages participation from the audience. After last season’s productions of Snow White and the Battle for Pittsburgh and The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, we are thrilled to present The Great Christmas Tree, Jack and the Beanstalk: Beanman’s Revenge, and Cinderella, or a Godmother’s Tale in the 2019-2020 season.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 11am
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 11am
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ noon

The Great Christmas Tree
Written by Hilary Goldman and Kevin McAuley
Music by Kevin McAuley

Olivia is a little kid with a BIG imagination, which sometimes makes her feel a bit…different. This is especially evident when her class is given a new assignment: to write their own holiday season tale together. Feeling left out, Olivia finds herself alone with the classroom’s Christmas tree, that is until (by way of some holiday magic) she is pulled inside and plopped into a land of walking, talking ornaments! Olivia’s new acquaintances must help her find her way home, and maybe—with a little holly jolly spirit—they can also show her the importance of friendship and being proud of who you are.

Tickets: $8 (buy online or at the door)


Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 11am
Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ noon
Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 11am
Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ noon

Jack and the Beanstalk: Beanman’s Revenge
Written by Hilary Goldman and Kevin McAuley
Music by Kevin McAuley

Adventure-seeking Jack and his mom are struggling to keep their provincial coffee shop in business when a mysterious (yet jazzy) “Beanman” offers a seemingly quick and lucrative solution. Now, Jack and his best friends must go on the quest of a lifetime. But what and who awaits them at the top of the beanstalk? And will they know true danger when they find it? Join us for one GIANT interactive, family-friendly adventure!


Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 11am
Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ noon
Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 11am
Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ noon

Cinderella, or a Godmother’s Tale
Written by Hilary Goldman and Kevin McAuley
Music by Kevin McAuley

Get your wands ready for a new take on a fairy tale classic! His kingdom’s broke and his son’s a dope, so the King plans a ball to lift everyone’s spirits. But one subject, Cinderella, is doomed to stay in the dumps. That is, until her Fairy Godmother (in training) arrives to lend a helping hand! With limited resources at their disposal, Cinderella and her friends must learn to find magic in ordinary places. If they’re lucky, they’ll get Cindy to the ball in style, and maybe even save the kingdom while they’re at it! Don’t miss this musical journey of friendship, self-discovery, and extraordinary fun!