sesame street show20120414_010

sesame street show20120414_010

They came in strollers, backpacks, infant carriers, or on tiny feet.
But Friday they came out in force to watch Elmo, Grover, Rosita and friends.
Thirteen hundred children and 600 adults attended three performances on Fort Knox to watch the USO’s longest-running tour based on the Sesame Street’s military Families initiative.
The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families made its debut in 2008 with a goal of helping Families deal with the challenges of deployment and homecomings. Since then, the tour has performed 433 shows on 131 military bases in 33 states and 11 countries.
The furry life-sized Sesame Street characters jumped onto the stage at Natcher Physicial Fitness Center last week and were met with cheers from their pint-sized audience members, who seemed to recognize all the characters but Katie. A new character designed for military audiences, Katie is the only furless member of the cast and she represents a child of a military Family.
During the 30-minute song and dance performance, Katie shared her fears about moving with her military parents, her dislike of change, her sadness about leaving friends, and her doubts about making new friends. The other cast members had suggestions and reassurances to help Katie through the stresses of transition.
The entertainment value of the show was supplemented with other outreach materials distributed to attending families as well as giveaway products like free music CDs, bumper stickers, toys, and bandannas.

Posted by Fort Knox, KY on 2012-04-16 18:27:17

Tagged: , Sesame street , USO/Sesame , Street , Show

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