"C" is for cookie, and that's good enough for the Cookie Monster. But Elmo cares about the entire alphabet, which is why he gets to sing "The Alphabet Song," and also why he gets his own musical. That would be "Elmo Makes Music," which will run for six performances this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.). The whole family can rock out to the sweet sounds of rubber duckies and trash can lids with this musical featuring Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and the rest of their Sesame Street neighbors. And for the adults who already know the whole alphabet or whose diets can't abide being tempted by cookies, there are still plenty of treats to be enjoyed here. The set list, which features nearly two dozen songs, mixes classic pop singles like "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin" with the usual "Sesame Street" repertoire.
"Elmo Makes Music" plays on Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The matinee on March 17 will have a sign interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. Tickets cost $15.50-$27.50 and can be purchased through rbtl.org.
Film: You’ve heard about hunger in third world countries and places far, far away from the comforts of your home, but what about the 49 million people in America who go hungry every day? Learn about this overlooked issue with “A Place at the Table,” a documentary playing at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) at 7 p.m. The film, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, will screen as part of the Little’s monthly One Take: Stories Through the Lens documentary series. Tickets are $10. See showtimes and more special screenings at thelittle.org.
Literary: Area authors Peter Connors and Albert Abonado will make their voices heard at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) for this month’s Authors Aloud! reading series, a collaboration between the Little and Writers & Books. The authors will read and discuss their work in this free event, which starts at 8 p.m. in the Little Café. Go to thelittle.org for other special events.
Music: Need to add some color to your Saturday night? Then check out the epic paint party that is Life in Color, featuring Sander van Doorn,