Taylor Morgan is excited to play his hometown of Knoxville in the Jan. 1-3 Sesame Street Live stage production of “Elmo’s Green Thumb.” But friends from his Farragut High School theater days won’t recognize the 26-year-old.

The son of Dennis and Shirley Morgan portrays Bert, the quirky, fretful “Sesame Street” character and pop culture icon, in the show at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. In the role the actor/dancer/singer wears a “full body” character costume complete with the big Bert head, orange puppet hands and big saddle oxfords.

This is probally not the first time a Sesame Street Live actor has been able to perform in front of his or her hometown but it is still exciting.

Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel