Elmo and Zoe Say "Let's Be Friends!"
Join the Monster Friendship Club when Sesame Street Live Opens September 12 in Colorado Springs
Elmo and Zoe are starting a Friendship Club and children and families in Colorado Springs are invited to join. "Let's Be Friends" is the latest toe-tapping, finger-snapping production of Sesame Street Live. Tickets for seven delightful performances of "Let's Be Friends" are on sale now. Children of all ages can sing the Friendship Club song and learn the official Friendship Club handshake Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15 at Pikes Peak Center.
The More The Merrier
When Elmo and Zoe start an exclusive friendship club that only allows monsters with orange or red fur, they quickly discover the more friends, the merrier! Soon the membership doors are thrown wide open to include birds, bugs, grouches and anyone who speaks other languages. Together the gang builds a giant clubhouse, cleans up Cookie Monster's room and even puts on a circus. Reflecting Sesame Workshop's commitment to academic and social education, "Let's Be Friends" includes practical lessons such as cleaning up your room and lessons on teamwork, loyalty and acceptance. Through singing, dancing, action and laughter galore, the message in "Let's Be Friends" is clear: if you have friends, you can do anything!
Timeless Lessons, Universal Appeal
Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons that are valuable at any age. Through the razzle-dazzle of a full-blown Broadway-quality production, children learn about patience, cooperation, 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 from their childhood. "Let's Be Friends" features nearly two dozen songs, many of them renditions of tunes that kids will love and parents will remember: "Yakety Yak," "Shout" and wipe Out."
"Let's Be Friends" is produced by VEE Corporation in cooperation with Sesame Workshop. Each Sesame Street Live production features the original voices heard on the award-winning television series. Authenticity and integrity are maintained with costumes, scripts and sets created under the supervision of Sesame Workshop.
"Let's Be Friends" showcases the talents of some of the top names in theater and entertainment. Writer Nancy Sans has won 11 Emmys for her work on "Sesame Street"; lighting designer David Agress has designed shows for Chita Rivera (including "All That Jazz"), Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli. The show is being re-staged by Cheryl Baxter whose credits include choreographic assistant to Meryl Streep in "Death Becomes Her" and Gene Kelly in "One From the Heart."
World-Renowned Family Entertainment
VEE Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, is one of the world's premier family entertainment producers. VEE Corporation has an exclusive, long-term agreement with Sesame Workshop to produce world-renowned stage tours of Sesame Street Live, at 23 years and going strong, the longest running children's tour in history. In addition, VEE produces Bear in the Big Blue House Live and Dragon Tales Live. VEE's production divisions, Costumes & Creatures and VEE Production Services, create live theatrical productions, interactive exhibits and costumes/characters for entertainment, sports and corporate clients and events. VEE Corporation is committed to providing families around the world with high quality, affordable entertainment. For more information on VEE Corporation, please visit www.vee.com.
Sesame Street Live's "Let's Be Friends"
Thursday September 12 - 7 p.m.
Friday September 13 - 7 p.m.
Saturday September 14 - 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Sunday September 15 - 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center
190 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Tickets: $12, $14 and $17. Opening night all seats are $11. Discounts may apply to other performances. For more information, call Pikes Peak Center Box Office at 719-520-7469. To charge tickets by phone, please call 719-520-9090. For information on-line, visit our Web site at www.sesamestreetlive.com.