Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music at 2012 Edinburgh Fringe
- Nicola Meighan
- 23 July 2012
This article is from 2012.
TV stars make muppet melodies
He has dueted with pop siren Katy Perry and upstaged opera don Andrea Bocelli. Now huggable Sesame Street muppet Elmo is bringing his loveable musical prowess, and furry companions, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
‘This is a real feel good, fast paced, fun show,’ says producer Nick George. ‘Elmo fronts it and we also meet other iconic Sesame Street characters – Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Oscar, The Count. They lead the audience on a musical journey where we find out that everything can make music – household items as well as instruments. And we learn that you don’t need to be a trained musician to make music, you just need imagination and friends.’
Promising sing-a-longs sound-tracked by cookie jars, trash cans and other such avant-garde pop trappings, Elmo Makes Music proves that anyone can make art, and much besides. ‘I think it shows children that music is a wonderful bonding experience, no matter how old you are or what language you might speak,’ says George. ‘Everyone can understand the beat of a drum, or notes from a blown bottle, and it brings people together. It shows how we can use music to get together with friends, or make new friends and have a good time.’
Meadows Big Theatre Top, 667 0202, 5–12 Aug, 2pm (also 11am show on 11 & 12 Aug), £11 (family ticket £40).