Media Release Wednesday 13 March 2013

Media Release
Wednesday 13 March 2013
New shows announced as Australian families jump on board for
AUSTRALIA - Life Like Touring and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind
Sesame Street, are pleased to announce new shows on sale, as public demand builds for SESAME
STREET PRESENTS ELMO’S WORLD TOUR. Parents of Australian toddlers and pre-schoolers aren’t
passing up the chance to see their favourite Sesame Street friends appear live on stage in this
popular musical show.
Executive Producer, Luke Gallagher says, “Australian families are really getting behind this tour.
Since we announced dates a month ago, we’ve sold out numerous performances and now we’ve
added in new days and new shows all over the country. We are delighted to be bringing back
In SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO’S WORLD TOUR, the Sesame Street gang – Abby Cadabby, Big
Bird, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage
through imagination that sees them visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia! Elmo and
his friends have fun learning how people sing, dance and say hello all over the world. However,
things don’t go to plan when Cookie Monster eats the letter “C”. Can Abby Cadabby find the right
magic spell to help?
Along the way, audiences will hear a sensational tale from The
Count, help some travelling rubber-duckies find a place to stay
with Bert and Ernie, and see the Sesame Street gang make a
new friend; the gorgeous, gregarious, globe-trotter from the
Gold Coast – Lady Baa Baa – proving its more fun to be mutton
than lamb.
Featuring a bunch of classic Sesame Street songs alongside
some catchy new tunes, SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO’S
WORLD TOUR has delighted fans of all ages around the nation.
Lady Baa Baa dances with the
Sesame Street gang live on stage
Sesame Street has delighted and educated Australian children since it first began airing on ABC TV
in 1971. Since that time, the popular TV series has been a mainstay not only for Australian
audiences on the ABC but for countless viewers the world over who enjoy local Sesame Street
programs in over 150 countries and translated into many, many languages. By 2006, Sesame Street
had become "the most widely viewed children's television show in the world", with 20 international
independent versions featuring locally developed Sesame Street Muppets addressing the needs of
children in that country. Sesame Street has won 10 Grammy Awards and 138 Emmy Awards - more
than any other children's TV program.
Don’t miss out on the best new seats in the house as new shows are announced for SESAME STREET
PRESENTS ELMO’S WORLD TOUR on Monday 18 March. Groups of 12 or more receive a 10%
discount, so get your group together now!
New shows announced Monday 18 March. Don’t miss out!
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Thu 20 to Sat 22 June
QUT Gardens Theatre, Brisbane
2 George St, Brisbane QLD
GardenTix (07) 3138 4455 or Ticketmaster
Tue 9 July
Darebin Arts Centre, Preston
387 Bell St, Preston VIC
Box Office (03) 8470 8282
Mon 24 June
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD
Box Office (07) 5588 4000 or Ticketmaster
Wed 10 July
Frankston Arts Centre
Davey St, Frankston VIC
Box Office (03) 9784 1060
Wed 26 June
Newcastle Civic Theatre
375 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW
Box Office (02) 4929 1977 or Ticketek
Thu 11 July
Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds
750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds VIC
Box Office (03) 9243 9191
Fri 28 and Sat 29 June
Theatre Royal, Sydney
108 King St, Sydney NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100
Sat 13 July
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
King William St, Adelaide SA
BASS 131 246
Mon 1 and Tue 2 July
The Concourse, Chatswood
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW
Ticketek 1300 795 012
Mon 15 July
Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga
Ramsay Pl, Noarlunga Centre SA
Box Office (08) 8207 3977
Fri 5 and Sat 6 July
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC
Ticketek 1300 795 012
Fri 19 and Sat 20 July
Crown Theatre Perth
Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA
Ticketek 1300 795 012
Mon 8 July
Alexander Theatre, Clayton
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC
Box Office (03) 9905 1111
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About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the non-profit educational organisation that
revolutionised children’s television programming with the
landmark Sesame Street.
The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in
over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company, to help bridge the
literacy gap.
Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of
issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help
young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional
strength to prepare them for lifelong learning.
Learn more at
About Life Like Touring
Life Like Touring has been delivering quality live family entertainment to
international audiences for over 10 years.
During this time, this Australian-born production company has written,
produced and toured live theatre shows for many of the biggest brands
in family entertainment, not only in major international cities – but also in
remote and regional areas often overlooked by touring productions.
Past Life Like Touring productions include Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine (Asia,
Australia, Egypt, India and New Zealand), Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour (Australia),
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries (Australia, Canada, United States of America), Nickelodeon’s
Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys (Asia, Australia, Egypt, Middle East, New
Zealand and United Kingdom) and Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE (Australia).
Life Like Touring was involved in successfully promoting the arena tour of Cartoon Network’s BEN 10
LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix (Australia). The company also toured ABC/BBC’s Funtime with Friends
(Australia) and Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Dance Party on behalf of The Wiggles (Australia and New
Learn more at
Media Contact
Fred Porter
Communications Manager
Life Like Touring Australia
Direct: 03 9526 0888
Email: [email protected]
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