Australian families are now being entertained by live performances of Sesame Street Muppets. Late March, Sesame Street began a live tour of Australia with performances throughout the country. It was announced last year that Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour would begin March of this year and has dates scheduled until June 2012. This live adventure takes Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, and the Count across the globe as they also go on a magical letter adventure.
Just as in the United States, Sesame Street is popular in Australia and around the world. Sesame Street has been airing down under since 1971. The program continues to air in Australia and over 150 other countries. Live performances of Sesame Street are also done in the United States and other international countries. The USO has also teamed up to present Sesame Street live performances to United States military children at bases in the United States and abroad. Sesame Street far reach has touched the lives of several generations of children in person and through television