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Show Soaks Up  German Song, Dance And Beer

Show Soaks Up German Song, Dance And Beer

What: Oktoberfest
Where: Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
When: Saturday October 9, 2004

TONI STEVENS has produced many theatre restaurant shows since she introduced the concept to registered clubs at CANTERBURY HURLSTONE PARK RSL CLUB in the early 1980s.

But none has been more successful than her Bavarian Beerfest, OKTOBERFEST. Stevens will bring Oktoberfest to BELMONT 16FT SAILING CLUB on Saturday, October 9.

Stevens spent a lot of time in Germany during the 1960s entertaining American forces, lived among Germans and soaked up their culture, music and love of beer.

Almost every day she would pass a hofbrauhaus and hear the singing from inside.

It is this music Stevens has recaptured in her own German show.

Although she uses a little of the German language and sings German songs, they are all well known and easily recognised by Australians.

The show is so entertaining even Germans love it.

With the six-piece OOM-PAH BAND, THE BIERSTEINERS, THE DEUTSCHE ALPINE FOLK DANCERS, piano accordion player NICK BAVARELL and special guests RICK, ALLISON AND DEAN, Stevens brings the true meaning of German entertainment back to the stage.

The show has plenty of singing, swaying, toasts, traditional competitions and lots of oom-pah- pah.

Stevens arrived in Australia from the UK in 1972 with a glittering record of rave reviews from television, clubs and cabaret venues worldwide.

She is an accomplished theatre restaurant performer, actress, show producer, comedian, singer and guitarist.

Hailed by Australian critics as ``one of the best exponents of comedy plus charm'', the four-time MO AWARD nominee has supported some of the world's biggest stars including TOM JONES, ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK, LULU, DAVE ALLEN and JOSE FELICIANO. Stevens was honoured in 1998 with a special MO Award.

The award is presented to only one person each year who has lifted risen the bar in the Australian entertainment industry.

In early 1991, Stevens was appointed resident producer and performer of the Jolly Swagman Show at Sydney theatre restaurant, THE ARGYLE AT THE ROCKS. The show ran for almost five years, playing seven nights a week to Australian and international travellers.

Stevens now operates AUNTY MOLLY'S OLDE BAKEHOUSE RESTAURANT at Morisset.

Oktoberfest starts at 8.30pm at Belmont 16ft Sailining CLub and tickets cost $12.50 from the club.

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