Abby in Wonderland

Fri, 11/28/2008 - 10:00am

(l-r) Red Rabbit (Elmo), Abby, Grouch of Hearts (Oscar).

The Muppet Newsflash

This brand-new Sesame Street feature will take viewers on a magical journey as Abby Cadabby falls asleep and finds herself sliding down a rabbit hole and into the enchanted world of Wonderland! Abby in Wonderland, airing Friday, November 28 at 10 a.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and repeating Sunday, November 30 at 7 a.m., will feature the Muppets of Sesame Street in a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic story Alice in Wonderland.

Abby follows a Red Rabbit (Elmo) down the rabbit hole in pursuit of her magical wand. On her quest, she encounters an incredible cast of characters - a bilingual flower named "Rose"-ita (Rosita), The "Counter"-pillar (The Count), The Cheshire Cookie Cat (Cookie Monster), Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Bert and Ernie), The Mad Hatter (Grover), The Mouse (Zoe), and the Grouch of Hearts (Oscar).

Abby is persistent as she pursues the elusive rabbit. She even attends a silly "T" party presided over by a Mad Hatter who also can become a "sad" hatter or a "glad" hatter with just the change of a hat. But without the assistance of her usual fairy magic, Abby must rely on her knowledge of rhyming to defeat the Grouch of Hearts, reclaim her wand and find her way back to Sesame Street. Throughout this adventure, viewers are presented with important skills such as task persistence, reading and storytelling, relational concepts, counting and letter sounds.