About Sesame Street Live
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird—they’re all bursting out of your kids’ TV sets and onto the stage for a total funfest that’s got something for everyone (yes, even grownups).
It’s time to head on over to Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music when it arrives at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for a strictly limited engagement this winter.
Here’s the story: Sesame Street has a can-do new music teacher, and she’s eager to hit the ground running. But wait, there’s a problem! All of her instruments are missing. Oh, no (as Elmo would say)! What’s an industrious young instructor to do? Why, round up all of her Sesame Street pals, of course. That’s where Elmo and the gang come in. They find funny items that can double as music makers, everything from a rubber duckie to a cookie jar. Pretty soon, everyone’s making beautiful music together, and a fantastic time is being had by all.
For the young ones, there’s nothing like the magic of seeing Elmo live on stage. And for the slightly more seasoned theatergoers (translation: mom and dad), they’ll appreciate some of the 24 tunes in the show, including classic hits like “The Hustle” and “Rockin’ Robin.” And yep, “C is for Cookie” is in the mix too, so all the little ones will absolutely get into the groove.
One hour and 30 minutes (one intermission)
Did you know?
Sesame Street premiered on PBS on November 10, 1969, and has gone on to become the longest-running childrens’ television series in American history.
Some of the original cast members are still on the show, like Bob (Bob McGrath), Susan (Loretta Long) and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (characters and puppets played by Caroll Spinney).
Sesame Street Live began in 1980 as a stage version of the popular television show and now consists of several highly popular tours that play in large venues all over the country.
Generations of kids have grown up watching Sesame Street on television. And this is the perfect way to introduce them to the magic of live theater–by watching their faces light up as they discover their favorite puppets, like Elmo, come alive as full-fledged characters in a stage show that features sets, songs, a compelling story and tons of humor (with a lesson or two thrown in for good measure).
Good for kids?
This is family-friendly entertainment at its finest! But the beauty part here is that parents won’t be checking their watches the whole time. There are some fun tunes they’ll recognize. So everyone’s sure to be engaged from start to finish.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden Location Information:
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
1, 2, 3 to 34th St. (Penn. Station); A, C, E to 34th St. (Penn. Station); B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St. (6th Ave.)