No show delights both children and adults like Sesame Street, where blue monsters fly around in satin capes and numbers can talk about something other than their multiplying hobby. Get within touching distance of America’s favorite street with this GrouponLive deal to see Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Liacouras Center. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $30, you get one ticket for lower-level seating (up to a $43.25 value, including all fees).
- For $51, you get one ticket for floor-level seating (up to a $63.75 value, including all fees).<p>
Then choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.<p>
Doors open one hour before showtime.
Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” brings the iconic street of brownstones, monster-filled trashcans, and abundant waist-high visual obstructions to Philadelphia. As the story begins, Super Grover can’t muster the energy he needs to fly. His muscles feel mushy, his stomach is grumbly, and his blue fur is matted with dirt. When Elmo and the rest of the Fabulous Five—Abby Cadabby, Telly, Zoe, and Zoe’s pet rock, Rocco—ask their human friend, Kay, for help, she suggests that a few healthy lifestyle habits might get Super Grover back into up, up, and away condition.
The friends split up and embark on a 90-minute quest full of Broadway-style song-and-dance numbers, along with surprise appearances by favorite characters. As Abby sings Big Bird to sleep with a one-two lullaby of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon,” she discovers the power of getting plenty of rest. Kay’s playful take on “Old MacDonald” helps her procure a nutritious lunch of sandwiches, apples, and milk. The journey also takes the Muppets to such far-flung locations as The Count’s Gym, where the vampiric personal trainer teaches a 1 and a 0 that it’s better to do 10 jumping jacks together than one or none apart, especially if he gets to count each rep. The irresistible beat of “Splish Splash” might even cause audiences to witness the impossible—Oscar the Grouch taking a bath with his pet mudfish, Gene.
As each of Elmo’s friends learn the importance of healthy foods, hygiene, exercise, and getting plenty of rest, they are contacted on the overhead screen by The Big Cheese—a talking hunk of cheddar—and given a new superhero name with powers to match. But will they reunite in time to keep Super Grover from throwing in the cape and resigning himself to life as Pretty Good Grover? Or will Super Grover regain his super powers and literally fly off the stage?
During the show’s musical numbers, the cast of characters—which includes Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Rosita, and Honker—loves to head into the audience and dole out hugs and high-fives. Call-and-response numbers encourage kids to sing along with the show and bop around in the aisles. As children learn that even they can become superheroes if they stay healthy, parents will be delighted by the senses-tickling stagecraft and Sesame Street’s trademark clever scripts.