Sesame Street the Musical Proudly Announces a Center for Puppetry Arts Engagement

JUNE 5 – AUGUST 4, 2024

(April 16, 2024 – Atlanta, GA) – Sunny day! Sesame Street the Musical is coming to the Center for Puppetry Arts this summer. The musical made its world premiere with two sold-out Off-Broadway runs in 2022 and 2023, and is presented by Rockefeller Studios, a leader in quality family entertainment, and Sesame Workshop, the global impact nonprofit behind the iconic “Sesame Street” television series. Sesame Street the Musical will begin performances on June 5, 2024, and run until August 4, 2024. Tickets are currently on sale at

“There is only once place in Atlanta that seemed a natural fit to bring The Muppets from Sesame Street to the stage – and that’s the Center for Puppetry Arts,” says the show’s creator, Jonathan Rockefeller. “We cannot wait for Sesame Street the Musical to take up residency here, and eagerly await our fans’ reactions when Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle, and their other furry friends grace the Atlanta stage.”

“The Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to partner with Rockefeller Productions to bring Sesame Street the Musical to Atlanta!” says Executive Director Beth Schiavo. “As the home of the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world, the Center is the perfect venue for guests to experience this incredible musical and to see iconic Sesame Street characters on display in our museum.”

“It’s the summer of Sesame Street!” said Jennifer Ahearn, SVP of Global Strategic Partnerships, Sponsorship and Themed Entertainment. “As we’ve done for the last 53 years, we’re so excited to continue sharing the laughter, song, and joy of Sesame Street with all of our littlest friends, families and fans.”

The family favorite production received rave reviews during its debut engagement, with critics calling it “a playful and captivating on-ramp to a love of show business” (The New York Times) and “an experience like no other” (TheaterMania).

The musical features beloved Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, and more – in their original puppet forms – singing both classic songs from the long-running children’s TV series in the U.S., as well as new songs written for the production by songwriters Tom Kitt (Almost Famous), Tony nominee Helen Park (KPOP), and Nate Edmondson.

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About the Show

THE MONSTER HIT RETURNS! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Honkers, Martians, and other Sesame Street favorites as they will appear onstage

in their very own musical. Filled with live puppetry, iconic songs fans know and love, and new compositions by Tom Kitt, Helen Park, and Nate Edmondson, this production is designed for both the young and the young-at-heart, including furry fun

for fans of all ages. The show is written, directed, and produced by Jonathan Rockefeller.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the global impact nonprofit behind “Sesame Street” and so much more. For over 50 years, we have worked at the intersection of education, media, and research, creating joyful experiences that enrich minds and expand hearts, all in service of empowering each generation to build a better world. Our beloved characters, iconic shows, outreach in communities, and more bring playful early learning to families in more than 150 countries and advance our mission to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Learn more at and follow Sesame Workshop on Instagram, X, Facebook, and TikTok.

About Rockefeller Studios

Rockefeller Studios has received global acclaim for their adaptations of such iconic works as Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Paddington Bear and Sesame Street. Rockefeller’s production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, based on the books of renowned author/illustrator Eric Carle, tours in over 12 countries. Its debut run in New York City, along with New York Times Critic’s Pick Paddington Gets In a Jam, both resulted in a Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance nominations.

Most recently, Sesame Street the Musical debuted Off-Broadway, preceded by Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation (produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions), which recently wrapped its first national tour. The show debuted in London in 2023, breaking West End box office records, has also played engagements in Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, and will be making its debut in Brazil later this year.

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About the Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure — a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonders of puppetry with enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. The Center’s engaging museum boasts the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world, as well as one of the largest collections of global puppets.

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