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Elmo and Sesame Street friends return to Penticton

Elmo waves a big hello to the audience in the SOEC during the last show he and his friends put on in Penticton.  - Steve Kidd/Western News
Elmo waves a big hello to the audience in the SOEC during the last show he and his friends put on in Penticton.
— image credit: Steve Kidd/Western News

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other — monsters making music.

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live Elmo Makes Music at South Okanagan Events Centre from Tuesday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 18. Tickets for all three performances go on sale April 25.

A new play zone invites concert goers to experience their favourite street before the show starts. Imagine your child sitting in Big Bird's nest, popping up in Oscar's trash can, twirling in Zoe's dance studio or visiting Elmo's World. Plus, you never know who will make an appearance. Families won't want to miss a single picture-perfect moment. Play zone opens one hour before the show and is free with your Sesame Street Live ticket.

The Elmo Makes Music show revolves around Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, who arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing.

Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed — rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. Through the razzle-dazzle of this Broadway-quality musical production, children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork. The universal appeal of a Sesame Street Live production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written scripts and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as The Hustle, You Should Be Dancing and Rockin’ Robin. Elmo Makes Music features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as C Is for Cookie and The Alphabet Song.

Tickets for the Penticton show can be purchased online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by telephone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (763-2849) or in person at the SOEC Box Office and the Wine Country Visitor Centre on April 25 at 10 a.m.

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