Marilyn Monroe, aka Patricia Bischof, performs at the Seniors Week special at the Cabarita Sports club.
Marilyn Monroe, aka Patricia Bischof, performs at the Seniors Week special at the Cabarita Sports club. Scott Powick

Marilyn puts on a show for seniors

IT’S not every day you are entertained by Marilyn Monroe.

Okay, it wasn’t the “real” Marilyn, but Tweed seniors thrilled to a well-rehearsed look-like at Cabarita Beach Sports Club yesterday during a Live Life Seniors Week concert.

Musical melodies, catchy cabarets and beautiful ballads were performed to the delight of the captive audience.

Gold Coast performance group Encore Entertainers kept the toes tapping and capped off their show with a special guest appearance by Patricia Bischof and her impression of Monroe, a 1960s iconic sex symbol.

Raffles worth $300 were also on offer, along with a special lunch menu. Encore Entertainers performer Lynne Campbell said her troupe enjoyed entertaining the crowd with their flamboyant show.

“We perform at a lot of the seniors clubs and we always get a great response,” Ms Campbell said. “It’s a very strong performance and a lot of work goes into each of our shows. We each do a number of songs and all of our performers have at least 10 to 14 costume changes.”

Ms Campbell said the performers were volunteers who gave their time generously because they loved the stage.

“We all love it or we wouldn’t be doing it,” Ms Campbell said.

“We have a great mixture of songs, well-known melodies and show-stoppers. The audience really seemed to enjoy it.”

The concert was performed as part of Tweed Shire Seniors Week.

The celebrations are held across the shire as a way of commemorating the valuable contribution seniors make to the community.

Seniors Week activities will continue through to Tuesday.

Today Tweed Shire senior residents are invited to participate in a Northern Breeze Bus Tour and a guided tour of the Bray Park Water Treatment Plant.



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