Sunny Days: What Just Happened?! with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Fresh off sold-out shows in NYC! Laugh along with five-time Emmy Nominee Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as she takes a break from Sesame Street to entertain adults in this hilarious comedy concert. With original music, comedy, and classic tunes with a twist, Leslie and her cast of characters take you on a heart-filled joyride so hilariously bizarre that you’ll ask yourself “What Just Happened?!” Featuring Bloomington-Normal born, Emmy Award winner Paul Rudolph on percussion and Michael Hicks on piano.

“She can think of something funny to say or do and have the humor out on the stage faster than you could ever move your eyes from stage left to stage right. Nothing throws her, and she just keeps moving, making each moment funnier than the next, making you think that miracles really do happen because that’s what Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is: a miracle.” – Stephen Mosher | Broadway World

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is a multi-faceted entertainer, writer, puppeteer, voice-over and visual artist, who grew up creating characters. She is best known for performing “Abby Cadabby“ and Elmo’s dog “Tango” on Sesame Street. You can also find Leslie in the new “Muppets Mayhem” series as “Penny Waxman” on Disney Plus or helping communities navigate life creatively with her company Humor With a Heart Productions. Leslie is excited to play with Illinois audiences!

When: Friday, September 8
6:00-7:00 p.m. VIP Reception with Paul Rudolph & Humor With A Heart Productions (includes small bites, artmaking activities, cash bar) ***Additional cost
7:30 p.m. What Just Happened?! with Leslie Cararra-Rudolph at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701)
9:00 p.m. After Party with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph at McLean County Arts Center (601 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701) ***Included in ticket price
10:00 p.m. Unofficial After After Party at The Bistro (316 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701), Ages 21+

Who: Audiences ages 13+ unless otherwise noted

Why: Your ticket purchase supports Illinois Art Station’s mission to provide young artists and their families from all neighborhoods and backgrounds with transformative experiences in the visual arts.

The Sunny Days program series is brought to you by:
OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois
with Simantel and the Peoria Riverfront Museum
and Straza Consulting, Blooming Tree Wealth Management, Broadleaf Video Production, Klean Korner, & the Town of Normal


Friday, September 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost: $80


Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts 600 N East St Bloomington IL 61701 309-386-1019

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