Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Green Thumb"

Sesame Street Live

November 15, 2010 15:25 ET

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Green Thumb" Visits Scotiabank Place on Jan. 22 & 23, 2011

The Red Monster with a Green Thumb Arrives in Ottawa for four shows beginning Jan. 22, 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - Sunny isn't just the weather forecast on Sesame Street - it's also the name of Elmo's sunflower friend! Join all your favorite friends on an amazing musical adventure as they help Elmo find a new home for Sunny when Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Green Thumb" performs at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets for all four Sesame Street Live performances go on sale Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Capitaltickets.ca; by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Green Thumb" tickets are $55 (Sunny Seats, which are located in the front row and include a pre-show meet and greet with two Sesame Street friends), $35, $28, $22, and $15 for all shows. Prices include all taxes but exclude CRF and convenience charges.

Elmo has raised his sunflower, Sunny, from a seed, but his floral friend has outgrown the flower pot. Elmo and friends find Big Bird's garden the ideal place for Sunny to flourish and grow but they are too excited to wait. Rather than let Sunny follow nature's course, Abby Cadabby, Sesame Street's fairy-in-training, casts a spell to make Sunny grow. The spell does just the opposite and, instead of growing, Elmo and all of his friends shrink. While Abby searches for just the right words to reverse the spell, Elmo, Zoe, Telly and friends explore Big Bird's garden from a smaller perspective and learn some big lessons about patience, overcoming their fears and appreciating the role that each creature plays in our ecosystem – from dancing ladybugs and beautiful butterflies to grouchy beetles that scavenge the garden floor. Will being small help Sunny grow tall? It's a fresh, original Sesame Street Live on a whole new scale.

Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "Ladybug Picnic," "Inch by Inch" and "I Love Trash."

ABOUT SESAME WORKSHOP

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children's television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

ABOUT VEE CORPORATION

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, VEE Corporation is one of the most experienced and respected names in family-friendly entertainment. VEE Corporation has delighted millions of children around the world with live touring stage shows since Sesame Street Live's debut performance in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sep. 17, 1980. VEE also provides entertainment, promotion and event marketing services for the world's most respected brands and agencies. Clients and partners in the corporate, sports, museum and event marketing sector come to VEE for imaginative solutions to capture the undivided attention of their customers and audiences through custom designed/built interactive environments. For more information, please visit www.vee.com.

Contact Information

  • Publicity Contact:
    Jennie Andreasen - VEE Corporation
    612-852-2388
    jenniea@vee.com