By Audrey J. Bernard
There’s a Street! party going on at The Theater at Madison Square Garden which means big family fun for everyone! Produced by Feld Entertainment and presented by MSG Live Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! takes over center stage for a limited engagement from February 9, 2018 through February 19, 2018 for seventeen performances. This latest Sesame Street show follows its upbeat and educational predecessors including Elmo’s Healthy Heroes, Make A New Friend, Let’s Dance and Elmo Makes Music.
Featuring the best-loved characters from the iconic show, this new offering is charming, entertaining and of course, interactive for everybody! Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita.
Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! featuring favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb.
Planning a party isn’t easy when everybody has a different idea of fun, but with some help from the audience, it becomes the ultimate reflection of what friendship plus teamwork can accomplish. Party guests will 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; 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.
Two new additions to the show are Tuan L. Belk (“Big Bird”) and K.J. Williams (“Elmo”) who dance up a storm. As new additions to the show, these veteran dancers are looking forward to bringing their own brand of excellence to their respective roles. With vast entertainment backgrounds, these two performers are thrilled to be dancing in the Street!
A unique, up-close-and-personal pre-show experience will be offered at an additional charge prior to select performances, allowing families the opportunity to tour the on-stage neighborhood of their favorite, furry friends before they arrive for the main show. The fun doesn’t end there. A variety of interactive activities give children the chance to create, discover and learn as they help decorate for the upcoming party. They may even see their artwork displayed onstage during the show! Offered before select shows only. Check show listings in your area for availability. Tickets to pre-show experience available only with purchase of show ticket to Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on the following dates and times: Friday, February 9, 2018 with a show at 11:00AM; Saturday, February 10, 2018 with shows at 10:30AM, 2:00PM and 5:30PM; Sunday, February 11, 2018 with shows at 10:30AM, 2:00PM and 5:30PM; Thursday, February 15, 2018 with a show at 11:00AM; Friday, February 16, 2018 with a show at 11:00AM; Saturday, February 17, 2018 with shows at 10:30AM, 2:00PM and 5:30PM; Sunday, February 18, 2018 with shows at 10:30AM, 2:00PM and 5:30PM; and Monday, February 19, 2018 with shows at 10:30AM and 2:00PM
About Tuan L. Belk
Tuan L. Belk (“Big Bird”) hails from St. Louis, Missouri and began performing at six years old. Performing became a desire when he realized that, with a good performance, he could give the audience a break from their normal life and inspire their imagination, creating a “pay-it-forward” mentality. His performance achievements include first place in Defjam, a team hip-hop dance competition in Gainesville, Florida, in 2007. Belk loves dancing hip-hop, as well as salsa and other Hispanic styles of dance. His favorite on-stage moments are when he catches a child copying his dance moves in the audience.
About K.J. Williams, Jr.
K.J. Williams, Jr. (“Elmo”) hails from Baltimore, Maryland and has always loved performing, particularly being on-stage and making audiences smile. Williams, Jr.’s biggest career achievement was working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, which let him to working with Disney Live! and eventually Sesame Street Live! He loves dancing, writing, singing, acting and anything to do with entertainment. Williams, Jr. brings his role to life by using his hip-hop background and animated dance movements to make people happy and, ultimately, change their lives for the better.