Grease hits the big screen at the Paragon

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GREASE will be the word at the Paragon Theatre on Satur­day night as the venue pre­pares for a busy month of en­ter­tain­ment.

Lo­cal band Slap Beat will hold the fort early with rock tunes while guests en­joy canapés and drinks.

Then the clas­sic 1978 film Grease, star­ring Olivia New­ton-John and John Tra­volta, will be screened.

Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft said it was the be­gin­ning of an ex­cit­ing June sched­ule for the popular Childers venue, with song­writ­ing duo Busby Marou stop­ping by on its re­gional tour.

“When we had our grand open­ing at the Childers Fes­ti­val I saw Busby Marou were play­ing Mary­bor­ough and then go­ing straight to Glad­stone,” she said.

“I con­tacted them and asked if on their way they wanted to stop by and see the venue.

“Tom Busby had a look through and loved it.”

Ms Craft said the Paragon Theatre’s lo­ca­tion right on the Bruce Hwy made it easy for tours to stop on their way through.

“I guess the aim is to make the venue a part of the cir­cuit when artists book their tours,” she said.

“We run buses to and from Bund­aberg for all our events.”

Later this month, Cherm­side duo Melissa West­ern (Lissa) and Tnee Dyer (Nee Nee) will bring their popular chil­dren’s show, Adventure Time, to the Paragon Theatre.

Since their 2012 show at the Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, the cou­ple have gone on to per­form at Pow­erkids (Bris­bane Pow­er­house), Can­ter­bury In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val UK, Ed­in­burgh Fringe and much more.

That evening, the cou­ple will have a cos­tume change and show­case their tal­ents for more adult sen­si­bil­i­ties with their show Sweet, Sour and Saucy.

Ms Craft said July would be a lit­tle qui­eter, with a po­ten­tial screen­ing of the third State of Ori­gin game – if it’s a de­cider – and the Childers Fes­ti­val week­end.

“We will screen the clas­sic Ital­ian film, Cinema Par­adiso, on Satur­day, July 25, as part of the Childers Fes­ti­val,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about any of the events, phone the theatre on 0478 066 724 or visit paragonthe­


FUN TIMES: Lissa and Nee Nee will bring Adventure Time to the Paragon Theatre.

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