August 13, 2016
By Naomi Moland S esame Street recently announced that it was dismissing three of its original cast members: Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis), and Roscoe Orman (Gordon). After an outcry from longtime fans, the show reversed its decision, and will meet with the actors in September to continue their relationship. Welcoming these characters back onto the Street is an excellent decision. The program has been undergoing many changes, adapting to the needs of today's children.
June 1, 2016
The long: Same half-water-park, half-amusement-park model. One new show, a few new weekends, summer-evening S'mores (Fridays in July and August) and ice cream sundaes (Sundays in July and August). The short: Go briefly. Go often. Get a membership. The demo: Families with little kids. Duh. New show: In The Magic of Art, Abby Cadabby can't decide what to make, consults buds Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Telly, and learns creating is about love, not the end product. (Tell that to your boss.)
April 16, 2016 |
Time to get down! How can you resist, when Elmo asks? Join the little guy and his furry and feathered (and felt) friends Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Ernie, and company for Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! on North Broad Street to "Do the Robot" and "Shake Your Head One Time" in an interactive event. That's right - it's a dance party! 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St. Tickets: $15 and $32. Information: 1-800-298-4200 or www.liacourascenter.com . Rule the planet A tree grows in the Kimmel Center.
March 26, 2016 |
David Langston Smyrl, 80, of Bala Cynwyd, a writer, singer, voiceover artist, and actor best known for his role on TV's Sesame Street as Mr. Handford, owner of Hooper's Store, died Tuesday, March 22, of lung cancer at Lankenau Medical Center. "He was a funny man, a good man, and he always had jokes for you," said his wife, Cheryl Pajil Smyrl. "He was loved by everyone, and very creative. " Mr. Smyrl grew up in North Philadelphia. He began his career as a coffeehouse poet in the 1960s in Greenwich Village.
June 6, 2015 |
Chances are you've heard the Kidz Bop Kids , perennial Billboard toppers singing cleaned-up versions of pop hits . The latest edition of the preteen prefab pop stars helps Sesame Place celebrate its 35th anniversary when the quartet bring the "Make Some Noise" tour to the Langhorne theme park. Don't forget to say hello to Elmo. He rocks, too. 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Sesame Place, Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. Tickets: Free with park admission of Adult (ages 10 & Up)
November 21, 2014 |
Disney Junior's Imagination Movers bring the Reindeer Party to Sesame Place this weekend when the Emmy Award-winning group performs popular songs and holiday favorites. The critically acclaimed band from New Orleans - composed of Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty - have performed their songs on national shows including Good Morning America. Imagination Movers perform at 2, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Monster Rock Theater at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne.
September 27, 2014 |
The Count's Halloween Spooktacular has transformed Sesame Place into a haunted haven with new rides, shows, and seasonal treats. The monthlong celebration kicks off with two new shows. In "Elmo the Musical - Live at Sesame Place Halloween," Elmo makes a magical mistake that may cause the demise of The Great David Cluckerfield's show. Then, find out where the creepy "boo" comes from in "Who Said Boo?" at Monster Rock Theater. You can also see the "Not-Too-Spooky Howl-o-Ween Radio Show" and the Count's Halloween Spooktacular Neighborhood Street Party parade.
February 28, 2014 |
Everyone has cravings. But what the Zitelman sisters have - well, that might be better described as an addiction. Their substance of choice? Tahini, the roasted sesame butter that, they insist, is so much more than an ingredient in hummus or a drizzle for shawarma. They spread it on toast, whisk it into salad dressing, and substitute it for oil in baked goods. And, over the last eight months, they've made tahini their business, as co-owners of the sesame-powered start-up Soom Foods.
October 31, 2013 |
POOR ROY EDWARD BELL. The 58-year-old Fayetteville, W.Va., man died suddenly Oct. 19, so he did not live to see Pennsylvania Senate Bill 46 leap one more hurdle three days later toward becoming law. If passed, SB46 - dubbed the SESAME bill (as in "Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation") - could prevent school employees accused of sexual perversions from hurting kids the way a sicko teacher hurt Roy Bell's son, Jeremy. That sicko, Edgar Friedrichs Jr., had been accused in 1972 of sexual improprieties with students while he taught in the Prospect Park, Delaware County, school district.
October 11, 2013 |
MIDDLETOWN TWP. Watch out, Elmo and Big Bird. Cookie Monster is slated to get more of the spotlight in May. About 25,000 square feet at the Sesame Place amusement park near Langhorne will be transformed into Cookie's Monster Land by next spring. The park is to announce the move Thursday, and it will make the grumbling cookie hoarder one of Sesame Place's most visible characters. After one of the largest renovations in Sesame Place history, Cookie's Monster Land will feature new play areas and five new rides.