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‘Sesame Street’ Holds Open Casting Call For New Character

Sesame Street puppet characters Zoe (L) and Cookie Monster (R) pose next to temporarty street sign November 9, 2009 at West 64th Street and Broadway in New York (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sesame Street puppet characters Zoe (L) and Cookie Monster (R) pose next to temporarty street sign November 9, 2009 at West 64th Street and Broadway in New York (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – How do you get to “Sesame Street?”

By auditioning, of course.

Sesame Street” held an open casting call at Roseland Ballroom in Midtown hoping to find a new human character for the show’s 44th season.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

Producers of the long-running children’s show were looking to fill the role of a Hispanic character between 18 and 25 who can sing, dance, has a good sense of humor and is bilingual.

Many of those auditioning learned English by watching “Sesame Street” when they were growing up, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

“I came home from school and I would watch ‘Sesame Street’ and started learning my numbers,” actress Isabella Cristina said. “In three months time, between ‘Sesame Street’ and school, I came home like, ‘Hey mom, look I speak English now.’”

“We all grew up watching ‘Sesame Street’ so this is a great experience,” one actor said. “To be a part of it would be amazing.”

Auditions were held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“Sesame Street” airs on PBS Kids.