Up Close and Personal
With Musical Director Ray Alldridge
Rhonda says she has enjoyed the opportunity to get up close and personal with audiences at local theatres, especially in Queensland Regional Centres.
“I love performing my own show because I get to select the songs I want to sing, I can share the stories that I know they enjoy hearing, and I can have a chat to the audience if I feel like it,” she said. “Most of the venues where I usually perform are centred around major cities but during the past year I have had the opportunity to perform in regional areas of Victoria and New South Wales and now Queensland.
“Many people in these towns have never had the chance to see me perform, so it was great to take the songs from big theatre shows and cabaret in the city to the people in the country,” she said.
Acclaimed by the Sydney Morning Herald as “totally embraceable” and “larger than life”, Rhonda has been regarded as one of the major stars of Australian Theatre for the past three decades.
She began her professional acting career in 1982 when she was cast in the original role as Kate in The Pirate Movie. As her career progressed, she worked alongside internationals such as Mickey Rooney, Anne Miller, Broadway performer Eddy Bracken and Anthony Newley in Stop the World I want To Get Off.
She also performed with Australian star of stage and screen, Gary McDonald.
In her own cabaret spectacular Red Hot & Rhonda, she played to over 60,000 people, and was a regular guest on Darryl Sommer’s Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
She has also performed in many best-loved Musicals, including Mame, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys & Dolls and Mamma Mia, and has even ventured into the classics, performing in Iolanthe with the Victorian Opera
All times are in QLD time
WED 8th October - 10.30am
Show + Stay Package - from $86pp
$12 - Ticket Only