Ever wondered how the stars really live?
Multi-talented entertainment couple Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove will be performing their autobiographical show, How Sweet It Is, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre next Tuesday at 11am.
They have been doing this show for a few years now, but, as in real life, it is constantly evolving as they create and add new items into it.
“It is basically about our lives together, what we have been through, and covers things like life as a blended family. It’s funny and moving and it’s basically our narrative told through songs and tales,” actor and musician Frankie J Holden said.
“There’s a lot in it that will resonate with the audience,” he said.
Holden started his musical career as the lead vocalist in Ol ‘55 before making the leap into acting.
Pettigrove is also well-known and well-loved for her role as Kate Bryant in the long-running rural soap opera A Country Practice.
She has also appeared in several other series, including Blue Heelers, Home and Away, Something in the Air, Silversun and the mini-series Brides of Christ.
How Sweet It Is brings a mix of both Frankie’s and Michelle’s talents together to create a well-crafted and entertaining piece of theatre.
The couple have had a busy year.
Not only was Holden awarded an OAM for services to the local community as well as the arts, the caravan park they co-own in Tathra was named the best caravan park in Australia.
“It’s a fun place to come and stay.
“We are entertainers so we do gigs and pizza nights and make it lots of fun for the guests,” he said.
His Order of Australia medal was awarded not only for his long career in the arts but also for his involvement in the local community, including campaigning to save the hospital.
The couple have been living on the Far South Coast for 10 years now and feel very much a part of the local community.
Holden has also been busy playing the role of Roy Briggs, who he based on his sheep-shearing uncles, on the much-loved TV series, A Place to Call Home. The show has continued to strike a chord with audiences around the world as he found out when he traveled to England recently.
“It’s being shown in around 85 or 87 countries around the world now. We were holidaying in England and we were staying in a farm B&b in a tiny village called Taunton.
“As I was booking in and having a sherry with the owner I heard a big loud American voice coming down the stairs saying, ‘I know that voice’.”
For tickets to How Sweet It Is, phone 1300 788 503 or book at www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au.