Sesame Street Live comes to Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers

Since Sesame Street Live premiered on Sept. 17, 1980, the show has exploded into a staple for family entertainment on a global scale.

Sesame Street Live will be performing at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium Friday, Saturday and Sunday for five shows.

More than 50 million children and parents have seen the show over its 26-year run, more than 2 million this year alone.

For those unfamiliar with the show, it is a multi-million-dollar, Broadway-style, live action stage show featuring the famous characters from the Sesame Street television show.

This weekend’s show is titled “Super Grover! Ready for Action!” The story is about Grover’s alter ego Super Grover, who loses his “superness,” and needs the help of his Sesame Street friends to get back in action.

Through song and dance, the show aims to teach children about exercise, nutrition, sleep, energy and hygiene.
Recognizable characters Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Count Von Count, Elmo, and Grover will all be performing in the show.

“Super Grover! Ready for Action!” has received rave reviews from across the country.

The Los Angeles Times said, “There’s no denying the thrill for children.” The Chicago Tribune said the show was, “a dose of feel-good serum.” And the Long Beach Herald said, “Kids are really just an excuse to go.”

The Sesame Street television show debuted in 1969. Today, it is broadcast in over 120 countries and has the largest audience of any children’s TV program worldwide.

The show has won 101 Emmy awards, more than any other TV program in history.