Rhonda’s show business career has legs

Rhonda Burchmore.

By Tania Phillips

For forty-years Rhonda Burchmore has been entertaining audiences around the country and around the world.

So with a career of that length and that varied -from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to London’s West End (and everywhere in between) she’s collected some amazing stories and sung some amazing songs.

And all that has been in inspiration for her latest show – Glamazonia where Rhonda – takes centre stage to share songs, stories and secrets about surviving four decades in one of the world’s most formidable industries.

“This show well last year – I mean gosh lets pretend the last two years didn’t happen – but last year I was celebrating 40 years which is a bit a of a major milestone in the entertainment industry from when I did my very, very, very first show back with John Waters and Jackie Weaver in 1981 to now,” she said.

“So this show is loosely biographic, with all those shows, television, recording and stories that I’ve done over the years I kind of top and tail the show. There is a flow with the songs. So we revisit everything from my first performance on the Don Lane Show, The Bert Newton Show Hey, Hey It’s Saturday – all of that through to London’s West End through to even my time in the Jungle. I think I was in the last lot that went to South Africa and was the last woman standing there – I was very very proud of that achievement.

“In the show, it’s a story of survival of the business, the ups and downs of it. There’s a lot of laughs, a lot of high octane song and dance numbers and there’s also a very personal side too when I talk about the loss of my sister. There’s something for everyone, I think its very engaging – not just doing, songs for the sake of doing my favourite songs, they’re all linked with dialogue and the message at the end is survival.

“In these hideous times that we’ve all been through I think the message is even stronger, getting through this and still going out with a smile on your face.”

Featuring icons of pop music, Rhonda will interpret hits including Katy’s Perry Roar, Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman, Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time and Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive for a musical extravaganza unlike any other.

Rhonda’s humour and spirit shines through as she recounts hilarious anecdotes and belts out show stopping renditions.

To delight audiences, Rhonda will be backed by a sizzling hot band plus tantalising toy boys to help her burn up the dance floor. There will be no shortage of glamour, with glittering ensembles and gowns galore, giving audiences everything they’ve come to love and expect from Ms B.

Throughout her career Rhonda has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and impressive voice; all of which will come to fruition in this latest show.

In Glamazonia, the beloved star of stage and screen sings and dances her way through tales of her illustrious career; proving why she is one of the fiercest survivors of the Australian entertainment industry.

See Rhonda at Events Centre, Caloundra – April 2, The J Noosa, April 9.

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