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Jade Hurley – a performance to remember

October 1, 2017

REVIEW: Jade Hurley
Venue: Twin Towns Services Club
Date: September 19, 2017

By Shirley Broun

JUST couldn’t resist the opportunity to see one of Australia’s most enduring and loved rock’n’rollers in action at Twin Towns Services Club in Tweed Heads recently.
When the music kicked off and the lights focused on a white piano sitting centre stage I, and a full auditorium of dedicated fans, were poised and ready for the man who had set the piano keys alight with his sizzling renditions of some of the all-time rock’n’roll greats.… Members read the rest!

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Bill Alexander’s smile masks the pain

July 29, 2017

A DIP in the family pool 14 years ago sparked a condition that literally changed the life of popular club entertainer, Bill Alexander.
“While I was swimming, I had a heart fribulation. It went for hours,” the always smiling performer told long-time friend and On With the Show Editor Shirley Broun recently during a special luncheon in his honour at Burleigh Sports on the Gold Coast.… Members read the rest!

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Greg Doolan takes his final bow

February 17, 2017

By Shirley Broun
YESTERDAY afternoon I checked in to read the latest notifications on Facebook.
A post from entertainment industry stalwart Brian Fogarty caught my eye. Something about my dear friend Greg Doolan. `Oh what's Greg up to,' I thought inquisitively. Then I read it:
"Another shock! Too young and a great talent -- Greg Doolan (Wickety Wak) sadly passed away this afternoon @ only 63 yrs of age."
Can't be right, I thought and read it again.… Members read the rest!

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Welcome to 2017

January 2, 2017

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 2017 full of love, laughter and much success. Each and every one of you deserve only the best this world can offer for you give so much on a daily basis to family, friends, audiences, fans and others around you. I’ve always believed entertainers fill a very important role in life, for you have the ability to touch the very hearts and souls of the people you come in contact with, and that is exactly what you do at every performance.… Members read the rest!

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Review: Rockin’ good time as Ol’ 55 celebrates 40 years

November 28, 2016

Audience jumping to sound of Ol' 55

VENUE: Jupiter’s Casino, Gold Coast

DATE: November 26, 2016


FROM the very moment Ol' 55 first leaped onto centre stage, the audience were ready to relive the music of the 50s and 60s.
Rock'n'roll dancers jumped to their feet in readiness and I heard one lady next to me say `I just can't wait, I love their music'.… Members read the rest!

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Mickey Rooney was a true star

April 8, 2014

Final curtain call for a legend
World has lost an enduring star
But chance meeting will be remembered


IT IS all over the news around the world. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars Mickey Rooney has died aged 93. And do you know I think that is how the star would have liked it … a fanfare befitting his amazing career that spanned virtually his whole life.… Members read the rest!

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Fiona O’Loughlin pushes the boundaries for a laugh

March 14, 2014

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Stand-up sees the funny side of life
Interview with Comedian FIONA O'LOUGHLIN


COMEDIAN Fiona O’Loughlin admits she likes to push the boundaries whenever she performs.“There is always one more story to be told on stage. No one could ever say they have heard every one of them,” she told On with the Show’s Shirley Broun as she prepared for this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival which kicks off on March 26.… Members read the rest!

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On With the Show thanks supporters

August 5, 2013

Members and Advertisers please take a bow
On with the show UPDATE, August 2013
From the Editor's Desk
ON behalf of On With the Show Entertainment and Shirley Broun, I would like to thank you all for supporting our website www.onwiththeshow.com.au . It really means so very much.
The good news is that the website is growing rapidly and achieving some great results, with visitors from around the world and from a wide range of areas within the performing arts and entertainment industries.… Members read the rest!

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`The Olivia Newton John Story’ captivates audience

June 30, 2013

REVIEW: Greg & Laura Doolan, Rob Rosenlund
Venue: Tweed Heads Bowls Club
June 29, 2013

By Shirley Broun

TRIBUTE shows are a major part of the live performance arena these days and when a friend invited me to join her to see the `Olivia Newton John Story’ at Tweed Heads Bowls Club on the Queensland Gold Coast last night (June 29, 2013) I thought `why not’ - it ticks all my boxes (I love Olivia Newton John, I love live shows and I was really in the mood to be entertained).… Members read the rest!

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About Us

May 2, 2013

On With the Show Entertainment
For a decade, Award-winning National Entertainment Magazine Variety Today was published to provide a voice for Australia’s Entertainment Industry. Many entertainers were actively involved in its publication.
On With the Show Entertainment continues this tradition but in a way that incorporates the modern love-affair with stage, screen and the showbiz world in general.
On with the Show Entertainment is led by Shirley Broun, Founding Editor/Publisher of Variety Today.… Members read the rest!

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