BERT and Ernie have been at the Canberra Theatre today, checking out the venue for their friend and fellow-Sesame Street resident Elmo, whose show is due to hit the stage in October with a special Aussie character, Lady Baa Baa, taking a bow.
“Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour” has played over 200 packed shows while touring Australia three times since 2012, to 150,000 Australian fans.
Statistics reveal that Elmo and his mates have danced the Can-Can 13,568 times, Big Bird has sung the word ‘Hello’ 6372 times, Ernie has sung to his Rubber-Ducky 212 times, and Cookie Monster has eaten more letters of the alphabet than Elmo can count.
The all singing and all dancing musical production was written and produced by Theresa Borg of Australian family theatre producers Life Like Touring and who also wrote and directed “Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.” The show is presented in association with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind “Sesame Street.”
“Sesame Workshop have been wonderful in understanding the uniqueness of our audiences and allowing us to create a localised live Sesame Street show for Australia. They also allowed us the honour of creating our very own Sesame Street friend – Lady Baa Baa,” says Anton Berezin, Managing Director of Life Like Touring.
“Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour,” Canberra Theatre, 12.30pm Ocotber 9 only, bookings to 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au