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.
Win tickets to the show Sesame Street Live! Elmo makes music with The Prague Post.
Do you want to win tickets to Sesame Street Live’s show Elmo Makes Music full of great songs? All you have to do is answer 3 questions correctly and send us your reply till midnight 8th February 2015 to email@example.com.
17.3. Bolek Polívka Theatre – Brno
19.3. Arena Pardubice
20.3. KV Arena – Karlovy Vary
21 a 22.3. Hybernia Theatre – Praha
1. What is the colour of Elmo’s fur?
2. What’s the name of Elmo’s fish?
3. What does Cookie Monster like to eat more than anything else in the world?
The 1st, 6th, 12th, 20th and 26th e-mail with the correct answer that we receive before Sunday 8.2.2015 at firstname.lastname@example.org would win the following prizes:
1st prize – 2 x tickets + a bottle of Tulamore Dew for the parents.
2nd – 5th prize – 2 x tickets + 1 year subscription to the MFDnes newspaper for the parents.
We wish you good luck and look forward to seeing you in March at the Elmo Makes Music tour
ANDREA BOCELLI IN CONCERT
November 28, 2015 at the O2 Arena Prague
The famous Italian tenor returns to Prague O2 arena with his Christmas Romance concert on November 28th, 2015.Andrea Bocelli dazzled the packed O2 arena when he was last here in 2013 and demand for the performance was so high that tickets sold out long before he went on stage. For those fans who weren’t able to see Bocelli in person, a promise was made that the world famous singer would return to Prague again soon.
The charismatic classical and pop music singer, whose star rose rapidly during the 90s, and who has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, is an acclaimed ambassador of Italian music who, this April, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.
Also this year, Bocelli has released yet another successful album of opera, Manon Lescaut, along with Plácido Domingo and Ana Maria Martinéz. The lyrics to the song Tomorrow in Milan (“La Forza del Sorriso”) are sung to the music of composer Andrea Morricone (son of Ennio Morricone) and the song has become the soundtrack for Expo 2015.
Bocelli’s concerts are famous for their diverse repertoire drawing from many genres, and for outstanding duets with such stars as Zucchero, Sarah Brightman, Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion. At the beginning of his career, Bocelli enjoyed the patronage of stars such as Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero. But it was the song “Con Te Partiró”, that catapulted him to worldwide fame and which he later sang in an unforgettable duet with Sarah Brightman as “Time to Say Goodbye”.
Bocelli’s Christmas Romance will see the Maestro perform classical arias from the most famous Italian and international operas. He will also delight the crowd with songs from his album, Love in Portofino, and possibly one or two surprises, and of course, songs reflecting the Christmas spirit will be part of the Repertoire as well. The tenor will be accompanied by the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra along with its choir conducted by Maestro Marcello Rota and other special guests, who will be announced later.
The VIP Platinum package includes tickets to the best seats right in front of the stage and cocktails before the concert.
The spectacular new staging of the traditional masterpiece, which Michael Flatley premiered at the Palladium in London on September 3, launches on a world tour now.
The genius of Michael Flatley returns 20 years since he first brought Irish Dancing to the world stage with Lord of the Dance “Dangerous Games”. Audiences will enjoy breath taking new dances, state of the art visual technology, theatrical lighting, new sound, stunning costumes and a brand new score by music composer Gerard Fahy.
The characters have evolved into thrilling new personas reflecting the transformation of contemporary world. The Little Spirit, with gymnastic excellence draws the audience into the story where Don Dorcha and his followers become more powerful and fierce than ever before but on the other hand Lord of the Dance possesses more positive energy than ever. Can the Lord still win the battle?
Another battle, this time for the love of the Lord of the Dance impersonated by fantastic Flatley’s successors (excellent James Keegan at the Palladium), is fought between beautiful Saoirse and bewitching Morrighan. Audiences would also enjoy impressive songs sung by the charming singer or spellbinding melodies played by the 2 sexy violin players.
In a touching opening video sequence Michael Flatley will lead the audience on the journey from where he began to now, as he passes on his talent and charisma to a brilliant new Lord and cast.
This dramatic new version of the original Lord of the Dance reaches a crescendo with a nail biting duel between the new Lord and his dark nemesis Don Dorcha. As always the show finishes with its world famous encore that will leave audiences on their feet time and time again.
Good versus evil in the 21st century takes on a whole new meaning.
These are Dangerous Games!
The word tour launches at Wembley Arena, where Michael Flatley broke all selling records, to continue in Belgium, Israel, Scandinavia, Ireland and SOuth Africa to return to Europe in 2015. Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games will come to the Czech Republic in autumn 2015.
CZ TOUR: 28.10.2015 Hala Rondo BRNO 29.10.2015 Werk Arena TRINEC 30. 10.2015 CEZ Arena PARDUBICE 31.10.2015 O2 Arena PRAHA 1.11.2015 Budvar Arena ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE 3.11.2015 KV Arena KARLOVY VARY Tickets are available through Ticketportal, Ticket Art and Ticketpro. Tickets to the O2 arena Prague are available in Ticketportal booking agency only. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj-Ggnd-ODk