PORTLAND – When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it’s a musical show-and-tell. Bert dreams of becoming a forest ranger, Telly longs to be a cowboy and their newest friend, Abby Cadabby, wants to be a Fairy Godmother just like her mommy. Elmo thinks about becoming a “weather monster,” but has a hard time predicting his own forecast – he wants to be anything and everything all at once.

Sesame Street Live’s “When Elmo Grows Up” will fill the Cumberland County Civic Center Dec. 11-14 with high-tech stagecraft, razzle-dazzle, cleverly written scripts and nearly two dozen songs, including “I Love Trash” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

“When Elmo Grows Up” includes lessons on perseverance, teamwork and the power of imagination. Children learn that if they believe in themselves and are willing to try, the possibilities are endless.

Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11; at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12; at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; and at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.

Tickets are $12, $14 and $18. Additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information or to charge tickets, call the box office at 775-3458. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 775-3331 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information online, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

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