'Funny' turn helps feather new nest
FOR four years, Stan Munro was the star of Les Girls in Sydney's Kings Cross, strutting his stuff in sequins and feathers while miming the songs of his idol, Shirley Bassey.
When Les Girls left their Sydney home and decamped to the Ritz Hotel in Melbourne, Stan moved cities and was compere and star of the show for seven years.
Now Melbourne's loss is Kyogle's gain. Two years ago, after visiting friends in the area for several years, Stan decided he couldn't face another Melbourne winter, packed up his jewels and stilettos and moved to downtown Kyogle.
These days Stan sings with his own voice, but still wears a glamorous gown.
“My stuff now is really stand-up comedy,” Stan said. “I do a lot of charity work for the AIDS Council in Lismore and earlier this year did a show for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.” Stan also does shows for the Cancer Council.
His current project is organising a gala show for the Kyogle Fringe Festival. Stan is excited about working with three members of the Kyogle Amateur Theatre Society, who are learning to dance 'and will all be in frocks', and with another original member of Les Girls, Susan La Gaye.
The cabaret is part of the Glitz, Glamour and Gourmet night at the Kyogle Bowling Club on September 5.
Just like Miss Bassey, still performing at 73, there's no slowing down for Our Stan.