Sesame Street Live! is going on the road with a brand new show, Let's Party! All your favorite lovable friends plus a few new faces are bringing all the fun to a town near you, and I got a sneak peek at the celebration…… Visit http://SesameStreetLive.com/ for tour dates and to purchase tickets.
I loved watching Sesame Street as a child. When my son was born I couldn't wait to introduce him to the characters that I cherished, I knew he would instantly love them too! From Elmo to Cookie Monster, Big Bird and even Oscar the Grouch, he's had his ever-changing favorite friend and they've all taught him important lessons and social skills along the way.
So when I was invited to go behind the scenes for a backstage view of where and how the Sesame Street Live! show was created my heart skipped a beat! Who wouldn't love to see how these characters came to life and hear all about the new show going on tour?
Inspiring Women and Creative Collaborations -Nicole Feld and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio
We were introduced to Nicole Feld and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, the two women behind the collaboration between Feld Entertainment and Sesame Street. Listening to their stories, I was so inspired by their passion for education and vision of creating quality children's entertainment for kids everywhere to enjoy.
Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment, recently partnered with the non-profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop to produce Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! The new show joins the family of other popular productions under the Feld Entertainment group name, including Disney Live, Disney on Ice, Marvel Universe Live and Monster Jams.
Producer Nicole Feld has taken immense care in developing a dynamic theatrical roadmap to adapt the beloved, critically-acclaimed television program into a musically and visually charged journey the whole family will enjoy.
“The characters, songs, and lessons of Sesame Street are timeless because adults and children feel encouraged to participate in the content,” said Feld. “For this new approach to Sesame Street Live!, my vision as a producer, and also as a parent, is to create an equally engaging live experience that welcomes the entire family to dance, sing, and play with these fun characters and each other.”
Touring Feld Entertainment, I spied so many wonderful props and pieces from current and past productions. Rows and rows of gorgeous costumes filled one warehouse space, sparkling sequins as far as the eye could see. We met the costume and set designers who shared where they get their inspiration and gave us an idea of how the initial plans for the show come together. It was so interesting seeing how the set design starts with a very detailed white model, a miniature version of what the real stage will look like. I also loved hearing where the costume designers draw inspiration from and how they got started in the business.
Next, we got to walk onstage and tour the set of where the very first Sesame Street Live! Let's Party show would soon take place. Honestly, it was a bit surreal standing beneath the Hooper's Store sign and seeing the iconic steps up close. So many memories of the sunny days theme song and stories of friendship shared by furry monsters!
About the Show
From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children are invited to sing and dance along with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. The highly entertaining and highly interactive production encourages guests of all ages to use their teamwork skills and share in the fun of planning a celebration. I love that the familiar stories of friendship and kindness that Sesame Street is known for are creatively shared throughout the show.
Sing and Dance Along
Sing along to new and familiar songs, like “I Love Trash” and “C is for Cookie,” with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster. Dance to the beat with Elmo and explore a wintry wonderland when Abby Cadabby’s magic goes awry. Take flight with Big Bird to learn about some of his fabulous feathered friends and discover new cultures in an interactive Spanish lesson with Rosita.
The pre-show experience gives families the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood before the main show. Kids can participate in activities that allow them to create, discover and learn while they help prep for the upcoming party. I loved the recycling game that encourages children to think of ways they can help reuse and recycle their trash. (note: Preshow experience is an additional purchase.)
Family Fun Event
Sesame Street Live! is a great opportunity to introduce young children to their first theatrical experience. I can't wait to bring my son, he'll love every minute of it. Seeing all the characters he's loved learning and growing with live on stage will be a moment we'll both cherish and remember for years to come.
Sesame Street Live Tour Dates
For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Sesame Street Live! website (SesameStreetLive.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media:
A few more pics from our day with Sesame Street Live! ….