Elmo and ‘Sesame Street’ friends at BMO Harris Bank Center Sept. 7-9

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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 BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Sept. 7-9.

Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover 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 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 children will love to sing along with such songs as “C Is for Cookie” and “The Alphabet Song.”

The Sept. 7 show, opening night, begins at 7 p.m. and includes an opening-night discount. Shows Sept. 8 run at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the production’s final shows run Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 and $19. A limited number of $25 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats are also available. On opening night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $10. A facility fee of $1.50 will be added to all ticket prices, and additional fees and special offers may apply.

Special $60 Sunny Seat packages are available at all shows. Sunny Seats feature VIP seats and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends.

For more information, or to charge tickets by phone, call (815) 968-5222. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.metrocentre.com. For information online, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Posted Sept. 5, 2012

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