Children and adults have loved Sesame Street for generations, particularly its timeless lessons about kindness, counting, and living with a roommate whose lower half is a puppeteer. Laugh and learn with this GrouponLive deal for exclusive presale tickets to Sesame Street Live Can't Stop Singing at San Jose Civic. For $30, you get one ticket in either dress-circle or balcony seating, sections 206–211 or 304–312 (up to a $42.45 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, June 30, at 4:30 p.m.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Doors open one hour before the show.
Sesame Street Live Can’t Stop Singing finds the fuzzy gang in an extraordinary pickle. Elmo uses Abby Cadabby’s magic wand to cast a “singing spell” that causes Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, and friends to harmoniously belt out every word they mean to speak. It’s all fun and games at first, but as Elmo keeps the tunes coming one after the other, his exhausted friends begin to grow hoarse and collapse under 90 minutes of Broadway-style songs and dances.
Meanwhile, Abby feverishly searches for her wand, seeking out the wisdom and counsel of Hoots the Owl and encountering other memorable characters along the way. Will she find her wand in time to stop the never-ending cycle of song? And will Elmo realize that music loses its magic if it never ends?
Every Sesame Street Live production is filled with music, but none is quite as jam-packed as Can’t Stop Singing, which showcases classic Sesame Street songs alongside playful parodies of pop numbers such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You." Children learn about the wonders of harmonizing with Grover and Baby Bear, who explore high notes and low notes during a duet about porridge. Bert and Ernie sing loud and soft in their version of “Shout!” to demonstrate how a song can change its dynamics. And Cookie Monster brings down the house when he transforms the disco anthem “It’s Raining Men” into “It’s Raining Cookies,” complete with tempos both speedy and slow. Sesame Street’s beloved tune “Sing” also makes a melodic cameo.
Close encounters of the Sesame Street kind do not end at the door. Can't Stop Singing dots the venue floor with pods—mini stages that the characters dash to when they are not performing on the main stage. While there, they dance mere inches from spectators, dispensing hugs, high-fives, and surprisingly sound investment tips before returning to the action.
Avid Muppet spotters get to mark two rare sightings off their checklists. Hoots the Owl returns to the live show after a lengthy absence, and Murray—the affable host of "The Word on the Street"—conducts a segment with the audience during the show and also leads a sing-along with his big number, “Mouth Music.”
The show truly begins an hour before the curtain rises, when everyone is welcomed into a kid-size replica of Sesame Street by their host, Murray. The cast brings the energy to a colorful peak as they hop, skip, and leap through the Play Zone. Along with leading sing-alongs such as "If You're Happy and You Know It," the characters take their time to play with the kids.
In between fuzzy or feathered celebrity sightings, kids wander locales that are tailor-made for photo ops. Parents can snap shots of their offspring perching in Big Bird's nest, counting the inventory at Hooper's Store, or composing a sonata or two on Elmo's piano. A visit to Bert and Ernie's can lead to a conversation with the push of a button, and coloring tables placed throughout the street provide plentiful opportunities to commit memories to crayon and paper.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.