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.