Elmo, Abby, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Zoe, Rosita and many more of your children's friends from Sesame Street will be in Dodge City today and tomorrow to meet your kids, and teach them about singing and having fun.
Sesame Street Live will be performing 'Can't Stop Singing' tonight at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Wireless Arena. Plenty of tickets are still available for all shows and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
"It's a fun show, with a lot of singing and dancing," Jessica Gray, who plays The Count and sheep in the show, said. "Kids and parents both will really enjoy it."
According to Gray, Can't Stop Singing begins with Elmo stealing Abby Cadabby's magic wand and casting a singing spell over Sesame Street. Everyone can't stop signing and dancing! Elmo and Abby must find a way to stop the singing and return the street to normal.
The show lasts about an hour and a half, with a 15-minute intermission.
"We're all excited to come to Dodge, and meet and entertain the kids," said Gray, who has been working with Sesame Street Live for two years now. "It's always fun to travel to a new town and interact with different kids."
Children will have the opportunity to meet several of the characters up close before the show.
"Each ticket purchase includes a Play Zone pass," Gray said. "Where kids get to play with their favorite Sesame Street friends."
Parents can take their child’s photo in Big Bird's nest, sing and dance with friends, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, sit on the steps of 123 Sesame Street and more.
"Play Zone is an hour before each show," Gray said, "and it's such a fun experience for the kids, getting to meet and greet their favorite characters."
Although neither of Gray's parts have any lines, she says this makes it both more fun and more challenging.
"I have to tell the story without using words," she said. "But it's fun, because I get to over exaggerate my body movements and facial expressions."
But the best part of working with Sesame Street Live, is seeing the kids' faces light up during the show.
"It's great to watch," she said, "because they still believe, and seeing the looks on their faces when they see these characters that they watch on TV in front of them is so much fun."
If you go
What: Sesame Street Live Can't Stop Singing
When: Tonight 7 p.m., tomorrow 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: United Wireless Arena, 4100 W. Comanche
Cost: $23 to $59
For more information: Call United Wireless Arena at (620) 371-7390