Youngsters of all ages will be thrilled as Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” comes to Johnstown.

Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco as they arrive at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena for three shows Nov. 2 and 3.

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” features popular songs, many of them renditions of tunes that parents will remember and kids will love.

The show is aimed toward  children ages 2 to 6.

But Alyssa Ebel, publicist for Vee Corp., which produces live stage productions based on “Sesame Street,” said many parents and grandparents who grew up watching “Sesame Street” enjoy the family-friendly show.

“Sesame Street Live has been around for 31 years, so it’s very multigenerational,” she said.

“The show is entertaining for the whole family.”

The audience will discover that Super Grover needs help and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when the fantastic musical production zooms into the arena.

When Super Grover loses his “superness,” Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are there.

“Like all of our Sesame Street Live shows, there are always lessons to be learned,” said Ebel.

“Specifically, it’s about healthy habits – Super Grover loses his superness, so it’s Elmo and his team of ‘Healthy Heroes' to the rescue.”

Through song and dance, the Muppets explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover! 

“Occasionally the Muppets will come down into the audience to interact with children, give them high-fives, etc., but the characters are always interacting with the audience through song and dance while on the stage,” Ebel said.

Kids often sing along with the popular songs: “Old MacDonald,” “Splish Splash,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Sunny Days.” 

Through the dazzle of this full-blown Broadway-quality show, the production will teach children lessons in healthy habits that they can use long after the show ends.

Adults will appreciate the universal appeal of Sesame Street Live, the high-tech stagecraft and cleverly written scripts.

The character who gets the most reaction from youngsters seems to be Elmo, Ebel said.

“I'd have to say his personality is what makes Elmo so much fun,” Ebel said.

“He can be excited one moment, shy the next, and is always asking questions.

“He is a typical 3-year-old with a love of life and don’t forget about that infectious laugh.”

But each character is unique with different personality traits with which kids can relate, she said.

More than 50 million children and their parents have enjoyed Sesame Street Live worldwide.

“I would have to say that our shows are Broadway quality, fun, family-friendly and affordable,” Ebel said.

“Ticket prices start at just $12. That’s comparable to a movie ticket and for the same price range, you’re able to introduce a child to live theatre.”

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3.

Tickets are on sale at the box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Tickets are $12, $16 and $20 and a limited number of front-row $25 Gold Circle seats and preshow meet-and-greet $50 Sunny Seats are also available.

Information: 536-5156.

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What: Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes.”

Where: Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., Johnstown.

When: Nov. 2 and 3.

Tickets: At box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Cost: $12, $16 and $20 and limited number of front-row $25 Gold Circle seats and preshow meet-and-greet $50 Sunny Seasts are also available.

Information: 536-5156.

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