My life in front of the lights and backstage
By Rhonda Burchmore
“Rhonda Burchmore, one of the greatest talents I’ve worked with.”
After 30 years in the business, Australia’s most loved dancing queen—the vivacious, flame-haired beauty Rhonda Burchmore continues to turn heads wherever she goes and draw thunderous applause wherever she performs. From cabaret shows to the big screen, Rhonda has done it all with hard work and determination.
In her memoir Legs 11, Rhonda takes her readers through a funny, fun and fascinating insight into her life’s work, including the highs and lows, both personally and career wise.
Rhonda started singing and dancing from the age of two, and she’s never stopped. Blessed with fabulous legs, a great voice, and acting magnetism,
she has performed her way around the world and starred with some of Hollywood greats like Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller and Anthony Newley.
Starring in roles created especially for her, including Hot Shoe Shuffle and Red Hot and Rhonda, and dancing her way through Irving Berlin classics, the hit musical Mame and the Australian launch of Mamma Mia— Rhonda has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and her stunning voice.
Rhonda has forged a lengthy career in one of the toughest and most unforgiving industries—show business. Yet as critics attest, she just keeps going from strength to strength. Fans now have the opportunity to see the real Rhonda through her own words— as the woman with the big personality, big heart and enormous capacity to give back to the industry that has shaped her career.
Published by New Holland Publishers In Stores: April 2018
Legs 11, New Holland Publishers RRP $32.99 available from all good book retailers or online www.newhollandpublishers.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Sydney on 15th May, 1960, Rhonda Burchmore has been performing since the age of two. She trained in singing, acting and dancing and was awarded a scholarship to the University of New England where she majored in Theatre Arts. Since then, Rhonda has performed her way around the world over the decades and has gained a reputable status as one of Australia’s most loved entertainers. She has starred with Hollywood greats such as Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller and Anthony Newley as well as starred in a number of hit musicals. In January 2014, Burchmore was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia “For service to the performing arts, and to the community.” Rhonda is currently starring in the ABBA-solutely Fabulous shows across the country.