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Program Guide


Bert, Ernie, Honker, Rosita, The Count, Big Bird, Jenny, Googel, Telly, Zoe, Elmo, Baby Bear


Sesame Street Live 2008 - Elmo Makes Music!

Detroit Public Television's 2008 ad for Elmo Makes Music.

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Everyone Makes Music was a Sesame Street Live show which premiered in 2001. In 2006, the show was retitled Elmo Makes Music.

When Jenny, a new music teacher, moves to Sesame Street, she finds that her truck full of instruments is missing. Elmo, Big Bird, Ernie and the gang decide to make instruments for their new friend. The show's songs include "The Hustle," "Rockin' Robin," and "Dance to the Music."


Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Grundgetta, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Baby Bear, Telly Monster, Count Von Count, Prairie Dawn, Roxie Marie, and a Honker.

Human Cast


Act 1

Act 2

  • "Together We'll Make Music" Jenny, Elmo & Company
  • "Bert's Disco" Bert & Company
    • "The Hustle"
    • "You Should Be Dancing"
  • "Triangle Cheer" Telly, Zoe, Jenny & Company
  • "Rockin' Robin" Big Bird, Baby Bear & Seedy Birds
  • "Number Eight" Count, Jenny & "8"
  • "Honk, Bang, Whistle and Crash" Oscar, Elmo, Zoe & Company
  • "Thank You for the Music" Elmo, Jenny & Company
    • "Dance To The Music"
    • "Sing"
  • "Jenny's Sesame Street Band" Jenny & Company
    • "What Makes Music" Marching Band Version

Performing cast

2006-2007 version

2007-2008 version

2008-2009 version

  • Spencer Rose Oberman as Jenny / Rosita (July to December)
  • Kelli Kurtz as Jenny / Rosita (December to June)
  • Janel Somers as Jenny / Rosita
  • Jamie Lyn Critelli as Prairie Dawn, Small understudy
  • Arlee Chadwick as Grundgetta, Medium Understudy
  • Steven Yerardi as Honker, Tall Understudy (July to March)
  • Christofer T. Roseberry as Telly / Mr. Noodle (July to March) as Honker / Mr. Noodle, Tall Understudy (March to June)
  • Basseemah Mustaffa as Elmo
  • Cassandria Mills as Zoe
  • Christie Anstine as Count Von Count / Cookie Monster
  • Joseph Christianson as Bert
  • George Tommy Smith as Big Bird
  • Angelo Williams as Telly (March to June)
  • Colleen Kreisel as Ernie (July to December)
  • Carmella Adams as Ernie (January to March)
  • Carlos Martinez as Ernie (March to June)
  • Alicia Grubb as Grover / Baby Bear (July)
  • Moses Rodrigues as Grover / Baby Bear (August to May)
  • Kristin Mazzulli as Grover / Baby Bear (May to June)[4]


  • Jim Waters, producer[5]
  • Christopher Harper, performance director


  • This is the first Sesame Street Live show to feature Eric Jacobson voicing Bert and Grover, and David Rudman as Cookie Monster. Frank Oz voices Bert in some sections, such as the "You Should Be Dancing" number.



In January 2006, the show was dubbed and performed in The Netherlands for Sesamstraat's 30th anniversary. Iedereen Maakt Muziek was the second Sesamstraat Live show (following Als Ik Later Groot Ben in 2001).

in 2012, the show was translated into Latin American Spanish but with no alterations to the plot.

In Mexico, Plaza Sésamo: Hace Música (2013) the characters and story changed as Susana (Mariana Garza) returns to Plaza Sésamo after a trip around the world. Lola replaces Rosita.


  1. Diane Wright, "How to get to Sesame Street: Go to Everett", Snohomish County News, 27 June 2007.
  2. Heather Wilkerson, "Elmo, friends in Raleigh for show", The Wilson Times, 16 May 2008.
  3. Web staff, "Sesame Street stops in Syracuse", News 10 Now (Syracuse, New York), April 9, 2008.
  4. Pamme Boutselis, "‘Sesame Street’ characters come to life in Lowell", Nashua Telegraph, January 15, 2009.
  5. Lilli Kuzma, "Elmo stars in 'Sesame Street Live' at Genesee", Pioneer Local, October 23, 2008.

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