CHILDREN Sesame Street show promises Easter treat

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Ciara Moynihan

Hands up who’d like to meet Big Bird, Bert and Ernie and the Cookie Monster? Bet a few of those hands are fully grown… Come on now, don’t be shy…
Most of us grew up with the characters of Sesame Street, willing Oscar the Grouch to get out of the bin, spotting which of those kids was doing their own thing, and learning to count with Count Von Count (ha ha ha). Now, a whole new generation has developed a love for the street and its furry friends, with Grover teaching them its okay to keep shooting for the stars, even if you’re clumsy, and three-and-a-half-year-old Elmo figuring the world out with a toddler’s sense of wonderment.
If you’re looking for something fun to do with kids on Easter Monday, the ‘Elmo Makes Music’ show in The Royal Theatre in Castlebar could be just the ticket. A host of furry and feathered Sesame Street musicians will play two shows on April 9, the first at 2pm, the second at 4.30pm.
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music. Elmo and friends discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed … pots and spoons, Big Bird’s tweets, Oscar the Grouch’s trash-can lids, Cookie Monster’s cookie jars and more. Noisy fun guaranteed. 
There’ll be tunes for the (cough) older fans – including ‘The Hustle’, ‘You Should Be Dancing’ and ‘Rockin’ Robin’ – as well as classics that children will love to sing along with, such as ‘C is for Cookie’ and ‘The Alphabet Song’. Children in the audience will be encouraged to sing along, clap and stamp to the rhythms. Oh, and big kids can join in too of course. Don’t worry, no one will find out. What happens on Sesame Street, stays on Sesame Street.

Tickets (€17.50 each, or €50 for a family-of-four ticket) are available from the Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000 or 094 9023111, or online from

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