The magic of Sesame Street will be brought to life for Tasmanian audiences with a brand-new show.
The Sesame Street Circus Spectacular had its successful Australian premiere in Melbourne, and will now travel to Tasmania for shows in early 2020.
The 90-minute show will feature Sesame Street favourites such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and Super Grover.
Performers will come from Australia and also internationally from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, and Ethiopia.
Showtime Attractions' Keith Brown said it was a brand-new family entertainment experience.
"We spent time in New York with the cast of Sesame Street, recording their voices, making sure that each character's personality is matched to their role in this brand-new show," he said.
"We wanted to bring an authentic Sesame Street experience to our audiences, so we needed to make sure that Super Grover was part of something daring, that Elmo would be in a playful environment and that Cookie Monster would be enjoying his favorite snack."
Patrons will be greeted by Cookie Monster at Elmo's World on arrival, where children can have fun in the ball pit before the show starts.
Afterwards, Big Bird will be around to greet fans and pose for photos.
Sesame Workshop senior vice-president and head of international media and education Ed Wells said what better way to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary than bringing a new adventure to Australia and New Zealand.
"Our highest priority is to create deeper, richer experiences with children and their families and extend the laughter and learning of Sesame Street," he said.
"This incredible, all-new spectacular from Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus does just that and is sure to capture the hearts of young and young-at-heart fans."
The production will take place in a new 1000-person capacity tent, designed and developed in Italy specifically for the tour.
The Sesame Street Circus Spectacular will be in Launceston from February 6 to 23 at Royal Park.
Tickets range from $30 to $80 to adults and $25 to $80 for children, with tickets to be available through Ticketmaster.
It will also be in Hobart from January 9 to February 2, and Somerset from February 27 to March 1.
For more information, visit sesamestreetcircus.com.au.