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No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Celebrating 25 years as Detroit’s family favorite tradition at the Fox Theatre, Sesame Street Live will make its annual return to the stage with the all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” starting Friday, January 23 through Monday, February 16.
Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!
Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “Hot and Cold,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
Autism Alliance of Michigan and Olympia Entertainment are happy to announce the return of a sensory-friendly Sesame Street Live performance for the third year at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 7, at 5:30 p.m. Accommodations will make the theater experience more enjoyable for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other sensory difficulties.
The presentation will not differ from the theater’s regular performance. However, the theater is providing production notes to parents ahead of time, to prepare their children for what to expect, should anything be a potential trigger. Quiet areas will be set up inside the venue to allow families to take a break for a few minutes and extra spacing will be incorporated in some seating areas to allow for room to move around. Gluten-free concession food options will also be made available.
- Friday, Jan. 23 – 7 p.m.*
- Saturday, Jan. 24 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.***
- Sunday, Jan. 25 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 11 a.m.**
- Thursday, Jan. 29 – 11 a.m.**
- Friday, Jan. 30 – 11 a.m.** & 7 p.m.*
- Saturday, Jan. 31 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 1 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 4 – 11 a.m.**
- Thursday, Feb. 5 – 11 a.m.**
- Friday, Feb. 6 – 11 a.m.** & 7 p.m.*
- Saturday, Feb. 7 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 8 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 12 – 11 a.m.**
- Friday, Feb. 13 – 11 a.m.** & 7 p.m. *
- Saturday, Feb. 14 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 15 – 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 16 – 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
A limited number of $35 Gold Circle seats and $65 Sunny Seats are available. The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! Sunny Seats are not available for the Kids Matinee shows.
*Family Night (7 p.m. performances), all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $10.
** Weekday Kids Matinee — $8 Schools/Daycares and $10 general public.
*** Detroit Public Television’s Benefit Performance: Saturday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please call 800-859-9887 or visit DPTV.org.
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.
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About the Game
Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster is an Adventure game for young players that combines the hallmark educational themes of the Sesame Street universe with the fun and ease of play of the Microsoft Kinect Sensor.* An Xbox 360 exclusive, Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster is an interactive storybook like no other as children join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch and other characters as they meet new monsters and help them overcome their problems. Game features include: multiple ‘chapters’ of play, familiar Sesame Street characters as well as friendly new monsters, drop-in/out 2-player co-op support and active gameplay featuring the controller-free Kinect Sensor.
A Living Storybook Full of Lessons for Children
Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster is an Educational Adventure game in which young children learn lessons as as they accompany some of their favorite Sesame Street characters in a truly interactive storybook experience. Gameplay revolves around an in-game book called Once Upon a Monster that is found by Cookie Monster and Elmo. As the book is opened they along with players become functioning characters in its six chapter storyline. Here they encounter a variety of friendly muppet like monsters who need help with age-apropriate problems and scenarios. Some of the subjects touched upon include: cooperation, empathy, appreciation of similarities and differences in others, the value of exercise and preschool level skills. The game also features drop-in/out co-op gameplay support allowing additional kids or parents to join in the fun and/or come to the aid of a child who needs help, a variety of in-game activities and controller-free action using the Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360.*
The Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360
The Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 allows you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect Sensor utilizes revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360, features a color VGA motion camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second), a depth camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second) and an array of four microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition.
Key Game Features
- A Fun, Cooperative Play Experience – Every activity is designed to be fun played by oneself, but even more fun with a family member or friend. Drop in/out cooperative gameplay is ideal for parent-child or child-sibling co-play
- Living Storybook Adventure – The game is a guided exploration of a living storybook where players help their monster friends with problems, all while interacting with enchanting and whimsical environments around them
- New and Familiar Characters – Players can interact with their favorite Sesame Street characters as well as make new monster friends as they progress in their adventures
- Broad Range of Games – A variety of entertaining and intuitive activities enable young kids to play easily with natural controller-free motions using the Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360
- Active Gameplay – Players can engage in fun and physical activities such as monkey-see-monkey-do, playing instruments, flying, and running obstacle courses
My Take on the Game
I was given the chance to play this game at Time to Play Magazine’s Holiday Showcase and then just recently at my own home and I have to say, this game is remarkable for young players. The game uses both educational and cooperative play to encourage engagement and interaction for all players. What my daughters loved was that you get to become a part of the world with Sesame Street Characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar and Grover in a fun story that will keep you going for a long time,
Along with so many other Kinect games, this game keeps you active and as in other Kinect games you are forced to engage with the game which is a positive thing in my book. No longer can you simply sit on the couch, instead you have to move, jump, etc., to get the characters to do what you want them to do. In this game specifically though, what was great was that you get to be active while being a part of the Sesame Street gang and you also learn some great lessons along the way through the social and emotional curriculum that the developers used in this game, but beyond this though , the game also introduces ideas about how to make new friends, to be empathetic, to creatively solve problems, face fears and appreciate differences along with a number of other great lessons also.
The graphics in this game were amazing (two thumbs up) and you will leave the game asking for more!
Overall, this was a great game that all Sesame Streetlovers (young and old) will appreciate!
As a parent, both of my girls love Sesame Street, and with this in mind, I was very excited to find out that a number of the books that we have been reading to our girls as they have been growing are now available online and read entirely by the characters that your kids know and love.
The first book that I took a look at was the Monster at The End of this book, as this one is a favorite in out home. The story is read by grover and it also uses technology that allows for early readers to follow along, highlighting the words as they are spoken.
My girls really liked the books and I am hoping that they will continue to put more up as time goes on. They are stating as time goes on that they will have the following available:
- eBook – User-friendly and dynamic flip books.
- Audio eBooks – Look and listen to stories. Featuring word-by-word highlighting to help young readers connect visuals to word sounds. Select titles will include Sesame Street character voices.
- Interactive eBooks – Look and listen to stories, plus engage in activities to enhance reading and learning skills. Titles in this format will be available starting in January.
In early 2010, Sesame Workshop and Impelsys will begin offering reader’s individual titles they can purchase or an annual subscription where they gain access to over 100 books and start their own virtual bookshelf. New titles will be added monthly.
So if you or your kids like Sesame Street, check out this great new resource –