A show celebrating local talent will be performed by Topology at the Paragon Theatre in Childers on Friday 18 March.
Celebrating 25 years in 2022, Topology is marking the occasion with an extensive regional tour called Queensland Stories.
Queensland Stories presents a real life look at rural Queenslanders and their communities, highlighting the challenges, opportunities, setbacks and victories that arise from living in regional Queensland.
Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft is excited to bring live shows back to the community and she said Topology was one not to miss.
“I am really looking forward to our first live show by Topology called Queensland Stories on Friday 18 March,” she said.
“Topology have played in our theatre a couple of times before and it always gives me goosebumps.
“They always sound so beautiful in our old girl and combined with the visuals on our screen, makes it even more special.”
The show delves into how communities manage through drought, natural disasters and a world-wide pandemic.
The performance by Topology will showcase the music, film, photography and digital stories created as part Topology’s regional creative programs over the past two decades.
Two works featured by the region and local communities are:
From the Depths: Composed by Bundaberg young composers John Rotar, Justin Todd, Andrew Udal, Lukaeja Morrison visuals by Bundaberg filmmaker David Quarrell – Associate Media.
A collaborative work between four Bundaberg composers, a local documentary filmmaker, Topology, and the Bundaberg Sinfonietta.
Commissioned for the 2019 Milbi Festival, this work features a live soundtrack with stunning film footage showcasing the lifecycle of the turtles and other wildlife of the Bundaberg region.
Touchstone: music by Isis State High School students, arranged for Topology by John Babbage.
Local Childers landmark, the Paragon Theatre, was the inspiration for local students to compose Touchstone, which is derived from the Old Italian word “paragone”.
Written for the Milbi Festival – Small Halls Concert Series, the work was premiered at the Paragon Theatre in Childers.
Works include music showcasing and written by local communities from all over Queensland including Stanthorpe, Texas, Dalby, Bundaberg, Childers, Mount Isa, Innisfail, Nanango and Texas. To find out more click here.
What: Topology – Queensland Stories Childers
Where: Paragon Theatre, Childers
When: Friday, 18 March
Time: 7pm start; doors open at 6pm
Cost: $15; children under 12 are free
Other stories: 50 years of learning for Mrs Wedemeyer