Ottawa family giveaway: Sesame Street Live at Scotiabank Place!

by DaniGirl on January 10, 2011 · 37 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

It’s no secret that we’re long-time fans of Sesame Street – when I searched the term on the blog, I got four pages of posts mentioning it. So when the fine peeps at Scotiabank Place asked if I’d be interested in promoting the new stage production, “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Green Thumb,” I was delighted to say yes.

From the press release:

Sunny isn’t just the weather forecast on Sesame Street – it’s also the name of Elmo’s sunflower friend! Join all your favorite friends on an amazing musical adventure as they help Elmo find a new home for Sunny when Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” performs at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Elmo has raised his sunflower, Sunny, from a seed, but his floral friend has outgrown the flower pot. Elmo and friends find Big Bird’s garden the ideal place for Sunny to flourish and grow but they are too excited to wait. Rather than let Sunny follow nature’s course, Abby Cadabby, Sesame Street’s fairy-in-training, casts a spell to make Sunny grow. The spell does just the opposite and, instead of growing, Elmo and all of his friends shrink. While Abby searches for just the right words to reverse the spell, Elmo, Zoe, Telly and friends explore Big Bird’s garden from a smaller perspective and learn some big lessons about patience, overcoming their fears and appreciating the role that each creature plays in our ecosystem – from dancing ladybugs and beautiful butterflies to grouchy beetles that scavenge the garden floor. Will being small help Sunny grow tall? It’s a fresh, original Sesame Street Live on a whole new scale.

Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless 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 “Ladybug Picnic,” “Inch by Inch” and “I Love Trash.”

Is it sad that I’m ridiculously excited to see two of my favourite Sesame Street songs (Ladybug Picnic and I Love Trash) on the playbill? Could we dare hope to hear What’s the Name of That Song?

This looks like a terrific production, and I’m happy to be able to offer a free set of tickets to the show: a family four pack of tickets in the 100 level to the performance on Saturday January 22 at 11 am. Yay! If you’d like to be entered, leave a comment on this post with either your favourite Sesame Street skit or song. (Here’s a little hint to stir your memory!)

If you would like more information about the show, or if you want to purchase your own tickets, visit the Capital Tickets website.

If you would like to win, here’s the fine print:

  1. The giveaway runs from January 10 to 14, 2011 .
  2. The prize is a family four-pack of tickets to the January 22, 11 am Sesame Street Live show at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.
  3. To enter, you must leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite Sesame Street skit or song, and leave a valid e-mail address.
  4. I will provide your contact information to a representative from Scotiabank Place, who will arrange for delivery of the prize package directly with you.
  5. Contest closes midnight EST on Friday January 14.
  6. A winner will be selected from all entries using around noon on Monday January 17, 2011.

Disclosure: I received a promotional set of five tickets to the same show.

Thanks to Scotiabank Place and Sesame Street Live for a most excellent giveaway! Good luck!!

1 Dawna January 10, 2011 at 8:19 am

i looooove grover. My favorite skit woukd have to be the one where he is a server in a restaurant. Good memories!

2 Windex January 10, 2011 at 8:21 am

I am a Grover Fan and the best skit would be his Super Grover ones…..

3 smothermother January 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

Any of Kermit’s Sesame Street News bits. classic!

4 Gwen January 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

I like Grover doing the “Near/Far” bit. I don’t know why, as I have long mastered the concept. I guess I can relate…to a furry blue puppet that is exhausted from running around. If he were picking up Zhu Zhu Pets, and bits of food, and mittens while running near and far, we’d practically be twins!

5 Carly January 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

Oh we love Sesame Street around here. My favourite when I was a kid was the cartoon-y one where they counted to 12 while a ball rolled through a pinball animation thing.

Cookie Monster has always been my favourite (and the Little Man’s too) so we love anything with him in it, especially their Christmas Eve special where he eats everything he’s using to write his letter to Santa (pencil, typewriter, telephone and eventually the Christmas tree itself).

6 Valerie January 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

I’ve always loved the song “Sing” and sing it to my kids. And, of course, the theme song, Sunny Day. My family would love to go to this show.

7 Chrissy January 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

Hey! Our favourite Sesame Street song is definitely the Pinball countdown! 123 FOUR FIVE, 678 NINE TEN, 11 12!
Love the classics!

8 Mary Vincent January 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

We love watching the Pinball countdown AND the Lady Bug picnic on You Tube.

9 Cath in Ottawa January 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

I love the Lady Bug picnic … and Feist singing 1, 2, 3, 4.

10 Mary January 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

I love the song about the Aligator King and his 7 sons and also the one the count sings about loving to count. The dancing bats in the chorus crack me up “Batty batty batty one-two-three, one-two-three”.

11 Chantal January 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

Like Chrissy the 1234 song is the first one that comes to my mind. I sing it all the time when counting with the kids. Also Ernie’s Rubber Duckie song which I sing at bath time. 🙂

12 Kathleen January 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I love Sesame Street, too. Chose one song from the list? you’re kidding right?
Being Green probably, but C is for Cookie, and anything about Rubber Ducky are frequently featured on my personal play list.
(meaning: they pop up from the depths of the noggin)
My two kids and I would LOVE to go.

13 Mary @ Parenthood January 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I’ve never seen Sesame Street (grew up overseas without a TV).

But we love their songs and I had an awesome Grover looking for his bellybutton book growing up. So we’re fond of Sesame Street too.

My favourite song is probably “Elmo’s song” (lalalala lalalala Elmo’s song). But ABC DEF GHI is pretty funny too. And who can resist Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange!)

14 coffee with julie January 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

“Just sing! Sing a song! Make it simple to last your whole life long …” – that song makes me happy!

Would love to win. Thanks for sharing this offer with us, Dani!

15 KT January 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

There’s so many to choose from – right now my kiddies and I enjoy “What I am” that did with the sesame street gang. Would love to take them to see the show – thx as always.

16 Cari January 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I still love the old song, “Sing a Song”. It randomly pops into my head after all these years.

17 Melyni January 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I grew up just 3 miles away from Sesame Place theme park in Langhorne PA. Traffic sucks but you always have something to do with your kids on any given day.

18 Cherie January 11, 2011 at 8:52 am

You just can’t beat: “C is for Cookie”, sung by noe other than the Cookie Monster. Brings up lots of good memories.

19 Shannon January 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

We love Elmo in our house but my fave skit lately was Carrie Underwood as the worm at the Nascar race!

20 Connie Paris January 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

Ladybug Picnic is such a classic!!!

21 Neeroc January 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Oh the timing! Elmo is V’s absolute favorite character and we’ve just rsvp’d to 2 birthday parties, one on each day of the shows! Now I have to make sure she doesn’t hear about this elsewhere *g*.

Have a fantastic time.

22 Danielle January 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

That would be so fun! My husband is like a human archive of sesame street songs.. Gimme 5 is fun.. and he can do the skit about who stole the Golden AN pretty good. lol

23 ottawafamilies January 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

fun! RT @DaniGirl: Did you see the great Ottawa family giveaway on my blog? Sesame Street Live at @ScotiabankPlace !

24 Joanne January 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

You have the best giveaways! My most vivid memory is watching Sesame Street on my lunch hour and hearing that pinball machine song “1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,TWEEEELLLLLVE!”

But my favourite is a toss up between two. Ladybug Picnic and Jelly Man Kelly.

25 Rae January 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

“Put down the ducky” and the pinball count song both have places on my Ipod. 😛

26 Annie @ PhD in Parenting January 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

I love the skits where Ernie can’t sleep and keeps Bert awake.

27 Jill January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

Because we adoped Lilah at 18 months, somehow we kinda skipped Elmo and friends, I did buy one movie which she loves – especially Mr Noodle and his silly antics! There is a clip on utube where Elmo makes up a song, Elmo’s Song’, which my daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES, and to be quite honest, I love the sarcastic humor in it!!


28 Sarah Oakley (spiche) January 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

“Rubber Duckie…you’re the one..” It’s a household favourite right now. My 2.5 yr old son LOVES to hear this song sung and he ADORES Elmo! I think it would make his year if we won these tickets and we could take him! He also loves ‘Elmo’s Song’…he has been able to (kind of) sing that since he was 18mos old!!

*Fingers Crossed* !!!

29 HollyStar January 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Holy crap! The fuzzy red dude is coming to Ottawa? Have I been living under a rock? Leo’s has a handful of words at 18 months and one of them is a very clear “Elmuh”. One of his others is “Bob” so it is abundantly clear to me that he is getting plenty of exposure to preschool pop culture.

In terms of songs, I love Rubber Duckie. I have a special nasally voice for it and both my boys go a little nuts when I sing it in the tub with rubber duckies for props.

30 Yukiko January 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

My daughter Erika’s favourite song is Elmo’s song because ” Elmo is her favourite”

31 Andrea Harrison January 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

We love “C is for cookie”!

32 Sean D January 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

The Yip Yips are the best!!!

33 Jodie January 13, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Rubber duckie is my alltime favorite!

34 Michelle January 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

We love the “mine” episode and everyone is catching “mine”itis.

35 Vicky January 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

It’s impossible to choose just one! Sesame Street was such a huge part of my childhood. My favourite skit when I was a kid was this marble run/roller coaster where at the end a cherry dropped on to an ice cream sundae. I’m sure that’s what started my love affair with ice cream! I still sing the Letter ‘B’ spin of the Beatles song Let her be. I also loved the number pinball – ELEVEN! And the lady bug picnic! Oh and my absolute favourite was Teeny Tiny Super Guy! We still watch Sesame Street skits on youtube with the kids.

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