Every year MomMomMomOnTheGo and her Little One pack up and head out to see the latest Sesame Street Live show. It has been something that I looked forward to each year as it was a show that connected the two of us because of its very existence for generations. I watched Sesame Street when I was a child, and it was so amazing to see my Little One all aglow watching something that made me just as happy as a kid. Those tiny moments of commonality are just amazing and my brain and heart takes snapshots of them to cherish and remember always.
This year I was pretty sad to have my not so Little One say that she would review the show with me if I wished, but that she was now becoming a big girl and thought that someone younger would enjoy it more. Ahhhhhhh! But wait, I still like Bert and Ernie. I still love Grover and Cookie Monster. I want to see Elmo, he is the cutest, little, friendly monster around.
Okay so I took a breath and agreed that I should be sending someone into the field to review Sesame Street Live that had a toddler and up. I needed someone that would have that look and glow of amazement as Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and more danced across the stage.
So this year, MomMomOnTheGo sent one of her brand new correspondents, Peri, to see Sesame Street Live, Let’s Dance in Abbotsford, BC along with her two children, one of which is four and a half. The four and a half year old brought along his big sister who is 7 years old.
Here is what Peri had to say about Sesame Street Live, Let’s Dance……..
In traditional Sesame Street Style, there was a lot of humour that only the adults would understand. Some of the songs that were danced to, would have been known by the adults and not the kids. For example, “Mr. Roboto”, and “ He’s a Maniac”. I loved the “ Itsy Bitsy Spider” rap. There was also the classical references to the characters’ character. Like Bert’s argyle socks and fondness of pigeons. Aaaahhhh. It was nostalgic.
My kids loved it. I brought my 4.5 year old son and my 7 year old daughter. Most kids were 3-4 years old. Most kids did not stay in their seats, but danced in front of their seats. The characters encouraged the audience to dance. The audience in the floor seats got the best experience because the characters came down and danced with the children throughout the entire show. The kids got to touch them and hug them. Even if you weren’t on the floor, the characters tried to wave many times to the audience.
There were a number of other aspects to the venue and show that Peri reported back on such as:
*The venue was clean and all staff were professional and respectful.
*There was a great selection of food such as popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, hot dogs, and pop.
*Plenty of souvenir choice with most being under $20 and the giant helium balloons were $10.
Peri mentioned that she wished there had been more opportunities to snap photos at the show. More posters or life size cutouts outside in the concourse would add that extra special touch to allow for capturing all the memories and love for the characters.
One thing that Peri mentioned that I too have noticed in years past is that there are usually a ton of seats available for the Sesame Street Live shows. I never understand why this iconic show is not sold out for every single showtime. The show is filled with timeless characters that we all know and provide amazing, educational entertainment for our children. To me, that is simply the perfect recipe for an awesome children’s show.
I always highly recommend that if Sesame Street Live is stopping in a City near you, that you get the family together and head on out to see it. If you want to check out more about Sesame Street Live, then I suggest heading on over to their Official Website and Facebook page.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo or correspondents of MomMomOnTheGo were provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.