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.

You can also follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter

115 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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. :)

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  4. Oh I see my question is answered. Ha

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  5. 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 :)

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

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    1. 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. :(

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

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  8. 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

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

    Michelle F.

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  10. 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! :)

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  11. 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. ☺

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

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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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  21. How fun. I bet your kid loves these blogging perks.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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 :)

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

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  34. 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.

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    1. 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. :(

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  35. 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.

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

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

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

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  38. He sure looks like he had a really great time

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  39. 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!

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  40. 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

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    1. 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!

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  41. 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.

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

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

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  44. awesome! My little ones would love this show!

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

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

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  47. 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! :)

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

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  49. 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.

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  50. 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

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

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  52. 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.

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

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  54. 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!

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

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

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  57. 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 :)

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

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  59. 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.

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  60. 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

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

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

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  63. 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?

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  64. 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.

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  65. 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!

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  66. 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

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

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

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

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  69. 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! ;)

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    1. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

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  74. 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

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  75. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  81. 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

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

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  83. 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.

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  84. 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!

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  85. 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.

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

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

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  88. 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!

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  89. 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.

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

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  91. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  97. 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.

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

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

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  100. 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

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

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  102. 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.

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