Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sesame Street Live! A Performance Worth Seeing!

Disclosure: We received free tickets to the event. I did that post, and this one is in addition to that, and of my own accord, because we had such a fabulous time!

On Friday afternoon we had a surprise for our youngest: A trip to see Sesame Street Live at the beautiful Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.  We didn't tell him where we were going, just that it was kind of a long drive and he would like it.  In my purse I had his Oscar the Grouch shirt (one of his most favorite Sesame Street characters), hiding it from him so he couldn't guess where we were going.

Sesame Street Live!
Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
We pulled up to the theatre, and the garage entrance was blocked, so we had to circle around to the other side (parking in the Fox Garage is awesome because it's steps away from the building). When we did, he noticed the sign. Oh yeah, he can read now, I forgot (duh!). Talk about excited! He was jumping around in his seat (as much as you can jump around in a car seat) and dancing around in it too, singing, "Sesame Street."

The stage prior to the show.
We got inside...our first time to the theater, and were just in awe at how beautiful everything was on the inside.  If you want to take a look, I wrote a post about the Fox Theatre yesterday. I was instantly taking pictures, but no one seemed a bit surprised. I guess they probably get that quite a bit.

Yeah, he's pretty excited to be at the show.
Then we went in to watch the show.


The storyline was fun, with the requisite 'Letter' & 'Number of the Day' skits (if you've seen Sesame Street on TV, you totally understand. :)  The letter was 'M,' and the number was '5.' Interaction with the audience took place, and of course the kids loved it.  There were times during the show too, where the characters would come into the audience to do a little mingling and dancing with the guests.

The plot of the story was centered around Abby and Elmo (two very popular Sesame Street characters). Abby unknowingly leaves her wand behind and Elmo picks it up. He then proceeds to cause mischief all throughout Sesame Street, casting spells on his friends to make them sing and dance (all day long).

The little face on the curtain (at the top) talked.
Totally cool. :)
Each of the stars gets a little 'me time' and they all sing and dance collectively too, at various points throughout the show.

Elmo's big number (see he has Abby's wand).
Elmo's solo was a big hit...

and when Oscar came out, my son was just beside himself happy.  Oscar got a groovy little dance number that was fun to watch (no idea how he could see through the can, but it appeared that he could). :)

Hooper's Store, a Sesame Street staple
Intermission came along (fairies have to tinkle too, or so they told us, lol), and we went out to see the eye candy in the hallway.  There was Hooper's Store (a Sesame Street staple).

Walking along Sesame Street
And the classic Sesame Street house fronts to visit.

Trying not to laugh at the random stranger photo bomb.
He didn't make it, he busted out laughing. We all did. :)
There were also quite a few stand-ups that talked when you pushed a button.  All of us laughed when we got to Grover and this cute little boy photobombed us.  He was squealing, 'Grover, Grover, Grover!' the whole entire time.  Very sweet. :)

Nobody has to tell my boy to dance.
If dancing's involved in any way, shape, or form, he's all in.
When we went back in, and the show started, they encouraged the children to get up and dance in the aisles. No one has to tell my son to dance twice...he once took over the entire dance floor at a friend of ours' wedding, but that's another story. ;)  He is totally in his glory when he's getting his moves on.

Confetti shot into the crowd as soon as they took their bows.
Talk about a room full of excited kids? Shooting confetti...excited kids does make.
The show ended on a happy boom, with shooting confetti ramping the kids up to full notch.  It was an awesome show, and I saw a lot of very happy kids leaving (and asking for balloons) on the way out. :)


Sesame Street is not just hanging out in Michigan!! Take a look here to see if there is a show coming close to you.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online through Ticketmaster.

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115 comments:

Colette S said...

Oh the things we moms do for our little loves eh. Hiding the shirt, trying to hide the drive there. Yes not much I can hide from my kids anymore unless I suddenly begin to speak French :)

I love seeing them excited! I love when they get to enjoy being children and when I can help too.

That was a cute and perfect photo bomb! Most of the others are planned and well cliched :)

Ooh I want to hear the story about him dancing. Now that was me as a kid. And my daughter. My son wont move his bricks at all :)


What a great adventure!

Lulu G said...

My little boys would love this. I wish Sesame Street was back on television in the UK, at least on repeat.

Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

Sara said...

I am so glad you wrote this review! Sesame Street live will be by us next weekend and I bought tickets to surprise my 4 year old. It will be his first time at a real live performance. Excited to take pictures with that Grover during intermission. Were there a lot of babies at the show? We are debating bringing the 9 month old or leaving him with my mom. I say its kids friendly and my husband thinks it will be too long of a show.

Manzanita said...

Oh I see my question is answered. Ha

Masshole Mommy said...

I took my oldest to see Sesame Street live when he was little and we had a blast. Looks like you had a fun time, too :)

Brian Miller said...

fun stuff....have you ever been to sesame place in phillie? my kids loved it...its like sesame street live all day...ha....

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Rosey, it looks like it was a fun time for your son! Have a nice Sunday and week.
Julie

Pat Hatt said...

haha he sure gets his groove on whenever he likes. That must have been quite the sight all the kids dancing in the aisles. Sounds like an awesome outing for him indeed

bxcrochet said...

That daughter loves Sesame Street. Hoping they have a show near me in the springtime.

Michelle F.

Kristi Maloney said...

Looks like such an exciting, fun show for the little ones. I love that pic. of your son in his Oscar the Grouch tee prior to the show - he could be on stage! :)

Sandee said...

I would have loved seeing this at my age. Yes I would have. It would be even better if my great granddaughter was along too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

amanda mcmahon said...

We saw Sesame Street Live in Phoenix last year and it was great!

MikiHope said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon! Sesame Street has always been great-I remember watching it when my friends kids were young-I enjoyed it as much as they did!

Mary said...

We would love to go to this if it came close to us. But seeing it at the Fox Theatre sounds awesome.

Beth said...

This looks really fun! My sons would love something like this.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Oh for fun. That is one event your kids won't forget!

Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

Looks like a great time!!! We love Sesame and Disney Live when they are in town. :)

Cindy Batchelor said...

Wow this looks great! bet its a hit with kids! Thanks for sharing!

Laura B said...

How nice you all had such a wonderful time. I can't wait to be able to go to shows like this with my daughter when she is old enough to appreciate them.

Fabulous Perks said...

Hubby and I was seriously just saying we need to catch either a Sesame or Disney show. They are just so much fun not only for the kiddies but for adults. Awesome surprise! I'm sure your little man enjoyed himself.

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Launna said...

It looks like your son had so much fun, that is awesome Rosey :)

TerinAleah said...

I took my older two to see Sesame Street Live a few years ago. They loved it!

Monica said...

This looks like a blast! Look at your little guy! We've never been to a show - but are lucky enough to catch media events at Sesame Place every year. I LOVE seeing the kiddos enjoy their favorite early childhood characters - the show sound sweet!

Unknown said...

Oh, that's so cute! Your little one looks so excited to be there. My kiddos would love this too.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh my gosh I would have loved this as a child - it would have been amazing! x

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

These are always such fun stage shows.

Stephanie Manning said...

This looks like so much fun! My little girl, Katelynn, who is three, has just started getting into Sesame Street! She would LOVE to see it live! Thanks for sharing- great photos!

The Saga said...

This makes me look back at when I took my daughter to Disney on Ice :)

Lyly Tee said...

I've always wanted to go to a Sesame Street concert. Looks like you guys had so much fun!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I would love to take my grandchildren to see Sesame Street Live.

Lindsey Domer said...

Looks like the kids had a blast!!! :)

Teresa McCluskey said...

Wow I member watching them on TV I am 24 and would still love to see them live! Glad I have a 1 & 3 yr old to bring :)

Chasity said...

This looks awesome

Annie said...

I wish I went to shows like this as a kid, I would've had a blast!

Anonymous said...

We had tickets to this show and the weather was so horrible for our event that we could not make it. My youngest cried for the longest time. Thank you for sharing this, he enjoyed seeing the pictures.

alissa apel said...

How fun! One of the recruits where I work used to be in Sesame Street Live with his wife. I don't remember who he was, but she was Elmo.

Lawna Noe said...

My three year old loves Sesame Street. I bet he would have loved to attend. By the way, that shirt is so cute!

Ai Sakura said...

I LOVE Sesame Street! What a fun experience for him!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He sure looks like he had a really great time

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like you had awesome time! Sesame street is great. My son never got really into it, he was a huge Barney fan instead, but it is so sweet when they have their favorites and they get to see them. It just is wonderful to watch!

Tiffany Collins said...

I really enjoyed your last post about this and was hoping for a follow up. My oldest just loved Sesame Street when he was growing up and I am hoping his youngest brother does too. You can never have enough Elmo in a house I think. Glad you enjoyed yourself:) Thanks for sharing

Yona Williams said...

How cute! What a great memory he will have! I remember when I was little, my Grandma took me to see Disney on Ice: Peter Pan. To this day, I still remember the giant crocodile and the ticking clock.

Elise said...

Looks like fun! I remember loving Sesame Street as a child.

Erinn Sluka said...

You know, my son never would get into Sesame Street. I would take him to these events more for my own amusement :-)

Mama to 5 said...

awesome! My little ones would love this show!

Cara Kueck said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I loved Sesame Street growing up! It looks like it was a great show!

Kenneth Clutario Agudo said...

I was never been a big fan of sesame street, i prefer to watch mr. bean or mickey mouse, or tom and gerry.

The Rebel Chick said...

I used to love Sesame Street and so did my daughter when she was little! I have never been to see one of their shows, I need to fix that! :)

Pride In Photos said...

What a colorful world for the children to see. Great pics.

Pam said...

What a wonderful surprise for any little one. I remember how my two sons just loved Sesame Street and everything about it. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

amanda ripsam said...

I have not been to one of their shows either. I loed Sesame street growing up but my 6 year old out grew it all ready

Mandy Carter said...

My son would love to see this! He loves to see all the Disney shows her in Orlando.

Emily Stephens said...

That looks like a fun show! My son doesn't watch Sesame Street, but I think he would enjoy it. I'm going to look for it in our area.

Ashley B. said...

Looks like such a fun show! I know my daughter would love it!

Ashley Gill said...

awww! my kids would love to see this show! It looks like you guys had a great time! My son's favorite is Elmo. he'd love the solo!

Beth said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Both of my boys would love this.

Marielle Altenor said...

This is so great! Looks like everyone had a great time! Wish I had gotten tickets to go!

Vinma said...

We all love Sesame Street here in our house! I am yet to take my kids to a live show yet.. This looks like so much fun :)

Kristen Campbell said...

That's pretty cool! And it looks like he had a fantastic time!

Nicole Adkisson said...

My daughter would be over the moon to see Sesame Street live! I want to take her to a show like this sometime in the near future.

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

This looks like an absolute blast. I know Reagan would be thrilled to go as well. She loves going to events and being treated!

xoxo
Lanaya

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

How much fun! This looks like such a blast! Thanks for sharing!

Eliz Frank said...

This is dear to my heart as many of us grew up with it. I'd love to see the show.

Theresa Mahoney said...

How fun! I wish we would have taken in a live Sesame Street show when my girls were smaller. Now I'd get dirty looks if I even suggested it lol. There's always grand kids, right?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That just sounds perfect!!! There's something about Sesame Street that I STILL love after all these years. It's just sort of a comforting show and comforting characters.

Pam said...

That is too fun! My kids loved Sesame Street when they were younger and they would have had as much fun as it looks like your son did!

Shaunna said...

You need to head to the Sesame Street Park in Pennsylvania, you will have so much fun! My boys are a little too old now, but wish we had seen this show when we had the chance! Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

I wish this would come close to us so that I could bring my daughter.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

We have taken our sons to see Sesame Street Live and they loved it. It is a great family-friendly show.

RACHEL DEMAS said...

That pic of him with his arms outstretched is priceless (but you already know I'm a sucker for that kid). I LOVE that you made the whole thing so suspenseful. And...I loved the Manhattan Socialite comment. I wish that were my life too! I have the Manhattan part down! ;)

Amanda Her said...

Looks like so much fun! My son would love seeing his favorite characters on stage!

becca said...

we love Sesame Street live especially Elmo he's the man or monster whichever

Zulema Tomlinson said...

I've never seen it before, looks fun!! my kids love elmo!

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my it looks like you all had such fun. My youngest girls is a huge Elmo fan.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

so he can read, congrats mom!!
congrats also because you did great on surpising him
the show reads amazing and I love that oscar tshirt too

Kristi Campbell said...

Wow, this looks like a blast. I always wonder if my son would LOVE this stuff or hide under my shirt with it...thanks for sharing and I really enjoyed the photos!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like so much fun. My son just loved Elmo when he was little.

Melanie B said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a blast, it's a great thing to see with the kids

Suzanne said...

what fun! The theatre looks beautiful and you can see what a great time your son had :-)

DWei said...

I think I'm a bit too old for this. :P

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

My kids are a bit too old for this but looks like a lot of fun

Maria said...

what fun!!! you can see what a blast your son is having in the photos! i love his oscar shirt!! too cute! i love that you're always sharing such sweet moments together, as a family!!
happy february, rosey! <3<3

Hockey Wife, Hockey Life said...

Looks like a great time for your boy! Glad you had a great time. (stopping by from SITS!)

Kay Adeola said...

Looks like your boy had a great time my kiddies would of loved it i am sure then again maybe i would of too lol.

EstheticGoddess said...

Looks like you kids had a fabulous time and what wonderful memories for them. This brought me back to when we took our boys(many moons ago!). My middle baby loved Elmo and was beside himself with joy when Elmo hit the stage!

Growing Up Madison said...

My daughter would have loved this. She knows Elmo but not any of the others. I wonder if they'll make it to the World Arena here, we are so going if they do. So glad you enjoyed yourself.

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like your little man had a wonderful time! My boys loved Sesame Street when they were little.
Happy Tuesday, Rosey!

Savanna said...

Looks like it was fun. I know my little one would love it... Elmo is one of her favorites!

Nikki said...

This looks like a fun show to see! I loved Sesame Street as a kid. My son never really watched it, which kind of made me sad!

Robbie K said...

Aww my kids would have loved this back in the day. I'm a little sad we are passed the days of Sesame Street Live.

Teresa Moody said...

I love Sesame Street! The kids are too big now, but I still have the grandchildren!!

Sarah Thomas said...

My daughter went to see Sesame Street Live fifteen years ago! I wasn't aware that the show was still running. But this heart warming reminder and the longevity that followed is truly nice to hear. I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves! :)

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

My daughter loved Cookie Monster so much when she was a baby! I bet she would still get a kick out of this today!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

We're jealous. How fun!

Scarlett @Scarletts Excellent Adventures said...

This looks like such fun! I can't wait to take my son when he is a little bit older.

Joshua Infantado said...

I'm so glad you wrote this review! This will give me an idea of what Sesame Street live is all about. :)

Eliz Frank said...

Tweeted this for you as I've left a comment already. Still love the show.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

This takes me back, ten years ago when I was singing to their tunes and Elmo! Gotta ove a guy who could play a piano with his fish.

Shakespeare's Mom said...

Aww! Now I can't wait to take my girls to see one of these shows. Looks like so much fun.

~ Noelle said...

Broxton used to love Sesame Street when he was little... I wonder if he would still be in to it now...

mail4rosey said...

I sent you a msg. the day you posted this, but in case anyone else is wondering, I saw lots of baby carriers there, but heard no babies (crying) so they must have liked the music. :)

mail4rosey said...

I've heard of it but not been there. If we plan a trip it'll have to be this summer...I think my little one's going to outgrow it soon. :(

mail4rosey said...

yeah, I liked it... lol. I think hubby did too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was worried we might have to skip ours too and then we had a clear day, hurrah!! I'm sorry you guys missed it. :(

mail4rosey said...

That's a fun thing!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Lawna. His grandma got him that shirt awhile back. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's nice that you mentioned the previous post, Tiffany. Thank you. :) I was glad we got to go to this one, it really was a good show!

mail4rosey said...

Yes! In THIRTY years. :)

mail4rosey said...

I have heard it's great there! We'd love to go before our youngest gets too old for it.

mail4rosey said...

I'm jealous of your Sesame Street bedroom. Still one of my favorite posts and pins!

mail4rosey said...

I was just being sarcastic...it'd be nice to say that to someone who had that SAHM judgment thing going on. :)

BUT, if I had to live somewhere cold (never mind that I live somewhere cold now, that's only because my husband wants to be close to his dad), it would be Manhattan. Probably the only place I could tolerate the cold permanently & be happy. :)

The Mommy-Files said...

Wow - I bet you were in blogger paradise! So many great photo opps!!! It looks like he had an awesome time too! Nice to meet you. :) #SITSBlogging

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I would have been as excited as your son if I would have gotten to go see Sesame Street Live.

Susan Zutautas said...

This looks like so much fun. I would have loved to have gone. Wish my boys were still of that age that they would enjoy something like this.