Aunty Molly’s Seniors Entertainment Events is owned and operated by Toni Stevens, a professional entertainer for 55 years. In 1964, in England, as an amateur performer, she appeared on the first television episode of Hughie Green’s “Opportunity Knocks” and by December of the same year she became a professional.
More recently dubbed “a female Max Bygraves”, Toni arrived in Australia in 1972, via South Africa and Rhodesia, with an impressive record of rave reviews from T.V, Club and Cabaret venues worldwide. Over the years, Toni has supported some of the world’s brightest stars: In the UK: Tom Jones, Dave Allen, Morcambe & Wise, The Seekers, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Diana Dors, Englebert Humperdinck. Here in Australia: Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch, Paul Hogan, Frank Ifield and from the USA; Bill Haley, Dick Haymes, Billy Eckstein, Jose Feliciano and country legends Buck Owens, Ferlin Husky, Hank Williams Jnr., Hank Snow and many, many more.
In the early eighties, Toni produced and starred at the Golden Garter Theatre Restaurant for over a year. She then joined the team of the Comedians Co-op. In the early eighties, she was the first to introduce Theatre Restaurant to registered Clubs. From July 1987 to December 1989 she ran her own Theatre Restaurant on Sydney Harbour – The Port Jackson Showboat. In January 1991, Toni was appointed resident producer and feature performer at Sydney’s premier theatre restaurants, The Argyle Tavern (Australian Show) and Lowenbrau Keller (German Show) at the Rocks. The show ran for five years performing 7 nights a week to thousands of local, interstate and international travellers.
For over 30 years, she has specialized in social & seniors’ tours for which she has won several prestigious tourism and business awards.
Many times ‘Mo’ Award nominee and 2016 winner of Best Versatile Variety Award, in 1998, Toni was the recipient of the coveted John Campbell Fellowship ‘Mo’ Award for services to the variety industry, being the founder, in 1978, of the Australian Ladies Variety Association (ALVA) and for her endless charity work,