Program cover art by Joe Mathieu.


Program cover for later runs of the show, with Elmo and Zoe added.


Professor Grover, Bert, Ernie, and Prairie Dawn

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Professor Grover and Big Bird


Let's Play School Cast

Let's Play School is a Sesame Street Live show first produced by VEE Corporation in 1990. It was repeated in 1995 and 1998.


"Professor" Grover teaches the gang all about school. He gives his students an assignment to bring something for show-and-tell and Big Bird can't decide what to bring.[1]


Big Bird, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, The Count, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Grundgetta, Betty Lou, Barkley, Green Honker, Gold Honker, Pink Honker, Amanda, Jodie; Special Appearances by Q and U



Performer Cast

  • Leesa Osborn as Prairie Dawn


Act I:

  • Going to School
  • Roll Call
  • Spelling Class
  • Music Class
  • Reading Class

Act II:

  • A Lesson in Safety
  • Math Class
  • A Very Special Guest
  • Show and Tell
  • Goodbye Friends


Original Songs
Lyrics by Decker Velie; Music by Peter Johnson

  • Good Friends, Let's Play School
  • Listen to Your Heart
  • Show and Tell
  • The Whatta Whatta Name Game
    Lyrics by Decker Velie, Jane Lancelloti and Peggy Poore




  • According to Jim Waters and Douglas Kinsley, this Sesame Street Live show was the last time Jim Henson recorded the voice of Ernie before his death.[3]

See also


  1. "Sesame Street Live Brings The Classroom To The Coliseum", The Post and Courier, 28 May 1998.
  2. New York Times review, February 20, 1998
  3. 'Street' gang hits books Big Bird and pals will 'Play School', 20 February 1992.

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