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

By auditioning, of course.

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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.

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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.

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“Sesame Street” airs on PBS Kids.