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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas concerts will bring the residents of 123 Sesame Street, and a Disney star, to Salt Lake City.
The "Sesame Street" Muppets and Broadway actor Santino Fontana will be the guest artists for the choir's annual Christmas concerts, set for Dec. 11-14 at the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City.
The guests were announced this morning on The Doug Wright Show on KSL radio.
"We are delighted to invite an entire neighborhood to Salt Lake City," said choir president Ron Jarrett in the announcement.
"Elmo is like super, super, super honored," the furry red monster told Wright in a phone call. "Elmo's never been to Salt Lake City before. Will you show Elmo around, Mr. Wright?"
Jarrett wouldn't announce which of the Sesame Street characters will appear. That announcement will be doled out on the choir's Facebook page in the coming weeks.
Fontana is best known for giving voice to Prince Hans in Disney's "Frozen," singing the duet "Love Is an Open Door" with Kristen Bell. Last year, he received a Tony nomination for portraying Prince Topher in the Broadway production of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella."
"There will be music, and singing, and Elmo but I can't tell you anything else," Fontana said in a phone call to the radio station.
Fontana visited Salt Lake City in July, performing with the choir for its Pioneer Day Concert.
"He was a big hit when he was here in July, and I think people left wanting to hear even more of Santino," music director Mack Wilberg told Wright.
The concerts are set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 through 13, at 8 p.m. each night. On Sunday, Dec. 15, at 9:30 a.m., the choir and guests will perform a special edition of "Music and the Spoken Word."
The concerts are usually limited to audience members older than 8 years old. But to accommodate "Sesame Street's" regular fans, Jarrett said, tickets will be given out to patrons as young as five years old.