STAR STRUCK: From left, Jeff Townsend, Glenn Foster, Steve Morrissey, Stuart George and Darren Schipp wear skirts and wigs for
STAR STRUCK: From left, Jeff Townsend, Glenn Foster, Steve Morrissey, Stuart George and Darren Schipp wear skirts and wigs for

Casino?s beefcake dancers on show

By RACHEL SCOLLAY

IT'S not every day you get to see the mayor in a wig and a short skirt, shaking his pompoms to the 1980's hit, Mickey.

But that's exactly what Charlie Cox will be doing tonight at the Casino RSM Club, joined by nine other local men who've been practising hard for their star turn as cheerleaders.

And it's all for a good cause, helping Jumbunna pre-school raise the $17,000 annual shortfall it needs to continue its current level of operation.

Director Robyn Townsend said all 470 tickets for the Star Struck variety show had sold, and she said the men were the major draw card.

"Without them we'd only be a quarter full," she said.

Stuart George, son of Lismore MP Thomas, will be making his stage debut tonight, and said the experience had been a lot of fun.

"The dance moves have been challenging," he said. "We've been practicing once a week for two months."

Secrecy surrounds the show, which will have plenty of surprises, but The Northern Star can reveal that there will be no cheerleading pyramid.

"We thought about it, but we couldn't work out who was going to go on top," said Stuart.



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