NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How do you get to “Sesame Street?”
By auditioning, of course.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
“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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
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.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
“Sesame Street” airs on PBS Kids.