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. The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center from Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23. Tickets for all five performances are on sale Wednesday, Aug. 6.

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.”

Showtimes are Friday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $20. A limited number of $28 Gold Circle seats and $52 Sunny Seats are also available. On opening night most seats are $12. A facility fee of $3 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply. The Sunny Seats package features premium show seating and a pre-show meet and greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo.

For more information call 304-293-SHOW. Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices (M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To charge tickets by phone please call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the Arts & Entertainment Box Office at 304-293-SHOW. Tickets may also be purchased online at For information online, please visit Become a fan of Sesame Street Live on Facebook.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at

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