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'Can't Stop Singing,' Aviation Day will thrill young ones

  • The Sesame Street gang performs "Can't Stop Singing."

    TM/© 2013 Sesame Workshop.

    The Sesame Street gang performs "Can't Stop Singing."

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By Theresa Goffredo
Herald Writer
  • The Sesame Street gang performs "Can't Stop Singing."

    TM/© 2013 Sesame Workshop.

    The Sesame Street gang performs "Can't Stop Singing."

"Can't Stop Singing": Comcast Arena is hosting another Sesame Street Live performance and this one has the whole gang singing.
It's a musical extravaganza with almost nonstop singing and an all-dancing musical montage. The show runs for six performances starting at 10:30 Friday with shows through Sunday.
The premise of the show has Elmo getting his fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand. That's when the music begins with Grover and Baby Bear singing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster singing fast and slow, Bert and Ernie talking but in song and Murray making mouth music so everyone sings along, according to press material about the show.
The audience will learn that singing can feel good but they'll discover why it feels good to stop too.
This show has the requisite amount of Sesame Street Live razzle-dazzle with lots of opportunity for interaction with the cast and personal interaction on the floor as cast members come out into the audience.
Every show delivers life lessons and is known for its high-tech staging and Broadway quality production. The music will be recognizable to most adults who might also appreciate the show's parodies of such musical numbers as "Shout" and "Can't Stop the Music," according to press material.
Families can also stop in an hour before show time to go to Play Zone, where kids can sing and dance with Sesame Street cast members, sit in Big Bird's nest, twirl in Zoe's dance studio and sit on the steps of 123 Sesame St. Play Zone is free with your ticket.
"Can't Stop Singing" will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.
Tickets are $63, $31, $23, $16 and $12. Call 866-332-8499 or go to

Aviation Day: The Washington Pilot's Association and Paine Field are holding the 18th annual Paine Field Aviation Day on Saturday.
Kids can get an introductory flight, watch all sorts of vintage aircraft fly and explore hands-on interactive exhibitors from Pacific Science Center, the Museum of Flight, the Burke Museum and the Star Lab Planetarium.
The all-ages event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday when the aviation ramp opens with free Young Eagles introductory flights for kids ages 8 to 17.
Admission to Aviation Day is $10 for adults and free to kids 17 and under.
This year, all parking is free and will be at designated lots with shuttles running throughout the day. The two designated lots are the blue lot at 9689 Airport Road, Everett, and the red lot, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo.
Shuttles will pick up and drop visitors off at the entrances and there will also be a cross-field shuttle to take advantage of all the Paine Field attractions.
Vintage aircraft and warbirds will be on display including WWII aircraft and many pre-war military and civilian aircraft.
Beginning at noon, the warbirds will take flight, as well as formation flying by The Blackjack Squadron, the Cascade Warbirds and the Northwest Beechboys. Warbirds will include the Hawker Hurricane and the P-47 Thunderbolt from Flying Heritage Collection along with the F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, Beechcraft C-45 and P-51 Mustang from Historic Flight Foundation, according to press material.
Performances include The Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder drum line, appearances by the Seafair Pirates and Webbly, the frog mascot from the Everett AquaSox, along with the Everett Silvertips' mascot, Lincoln.
For more information call the event hotline at 425-353-2110 x5 or go to
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424;

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