POP DIVA: Nikki Bennett will play Australia’s own queen of pop, Helen Reddy, in I am Woman.
POP DIVA: Nikki Bennett will play Australia’s own queen of pop, Helen Reddy, in I am Woman.

Australian pop queen

THIS month's Morning Melodies at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre follows the rise and fall of the influential 70s pop singer Helen Reddy.

She was a 70s pop queen and had 15 singles in the American top 40 and three number one hits in the same year.

Her signature tune, I Am Woman, became the feminist anthem of a generation and earned her the honour of becoming the first Australian ever to win a Grammy Award in the United States.

During her extraordinary career she starred in Hollywood movies and on the West End, played to sellout houses in Vegas and around the world, was the first Australian to host her very own variety show on American network television and the first woman in the United States to hold a mortgage in her own name.

She helped kick-start the careers of both Peter Allan and Olivia Newton John - and then she lost it all.

In this beautiful one-woman show, Nikki Bennett's performance captures the essence of this amazing artist through her life story.

Packed with hits including I Am Woman and Delta Dawn, this is a truly first class tribute to one of the great pioneering female performers of our time.

 

POP QUEEN

  • What: I am Woman (staring Nikki Bennett)
  • Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre
  • When: June 23, 11am
  • Cost: $15
  • Tickets: 4945 2312

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