Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other—monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are coming to the Czech Republic this March to share their love of music in a marvellous family musical show Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”
The Czech tour of the one and a half hour-long show “Elmo Makes Music” will take place in March 2015 in the following cities:
17th March 2015 – Brno, Bolek Polívka Theatre
19th March 2015 – Pardubice Arena
20th March 2015 – Karlovy Vary, KV Arena
21st March 2015 – 2pm and 6pm – Theatre Hybernia
22nd March 2015 – 10:30am and 2pm – Theatre Hybernia
The stories of the merry friends from Sesame Street, so well known to all children and their parents from TV, will come to life on Czech stages. Elmo and others will perform a cheerful show full of songs, dancing, funny skits and endless entertainment in Sesame Street Live – Elmo Makes Music, the original family show based on a popular TV series.
Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. Through the razzle-dazzle of this musical Broadway-quality musical production, children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork. “Elmo Makes Music” features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as “C Is for Cookie” and “The Alphabet Song.”
Czech dubbing was finished recently. The main characters from the original English version were voiceovered by Michal Holán – Elmo, Bohdan Tůma – Big Bird, Klára Šumanová – Zoe, Jan Maxián – Ernie, Jakub Saic – Bert and other renowned voice talents. The actors have had to sing the very challenging singing parts – some of them resembling Broadway musicals – nevertheless enjoying it very much. Viewers who will still want to practice their English skills can listen to the original English version using headphones, which can be borrowed before the beginning of the show.
The TV show Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Its creator Joan Ganz Cooney originally thought the show would only run for a year at the most, but Sesame Street is still on air today in 140 countries around the world. Its success was almost immediate, with the show combining entertainment and education in a way never seen before. It taught kids important social and dietary issues, sensitively introduced them to life’s difficult situations and, above all, gave them a good portion of crazy fun. In 1970 the creators won a number of awards including 3 Emmys and in 1995 a further 2 Peabody Awards. Sesame Street represented a small revolution in TV entertainment for children in many respects. At the time that Sesame Street first hit the screens it was by no means common practise for scientists and sociologists to take part in a children’s broadcast, carefully researching and testing each new edition of the show. In the Czech Republic Sesame Street was first screened in 2002 and runs to this date.
The immense popularity of the series is also supported by a long list of celebrities who have played or sung in Sesame Street over the years: for example Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Cash, Susanne Sarandon, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Halle Berry, Jude Law and Robin Williams.
Even Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have made appearances in Sesame Street. Elmo is simply a proper superstar.
The live show is mainly about music and songs showing children how music is formed and can be created by all of us using things around us. It was created in 2012 and has been successful worldwide. Czech Republic is one of the first countries where the performance was dubbed into a local language and the voice talents were strictly controlled by the foreign producers.
Here you can find an article about Elmo and his friends on The Prague-stay cultural info web.
Here you can find an article about Elmo and his friends on The Prague Post cultural info web.
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