Elmo, Cookie Monster and their friend, Jenny the Music Teacher, visited the patients and families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Thursday, Sept. 15 prior to their stage show at the Fox Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. In CHOA’s crowded atrium, Jenny read stories to the enthralled patients and families before she led them into a sing-a-long with a couple of familiar ditties. Children’s eyes were wide with excitement at seeing their favorite characters from the screen right in front of them. The fur flew as children cheered, hugged and loved Elmo and Cookie Monster. Many laughed with glee as the characters danced and waved at them before departing to the patient elevators.

SESAME STREET LIVE: ELMO MAKES MUSIC will be at the Fox Theatre for five shows Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18. For more details, please visit www.foxtheatre.org.


About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. http://www.choa.org/


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 http://www.sesameworkshop.org.



VStar Entertainment Group is comprised of Blue Star Media LLC and VEE LLC. Blue Star Media LLC is one of the nation’s leading producers and promoters of consumer shows and events, and has promoted more than 2,000 shows over the last 20 years. VEE LLC is one of the most experienced and respected names in family-friendly entertainment, and has delighted millions of children around the world with live touring stage shows since Sesame Street Live’s debut performance in 1980. Clients and partners in the corporate, sports, museum and event marketing sector come to VEE for imaginative solutions to capture the undivided attention of their customers and audiences through custom designed/built interactive environments. Together the companies own, operate and promote multiple North American tours, scheduled to visit more than 150 cities in 2016. For more information about VStar Entertainment Group, please visit http://www.vstarentertainment.com.

About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 86th year. The partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel/Livingston, Georgia Natural Gas, Regions, Atlanta Beverage, Grady Health System, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org.


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