Paul, Anna and Kathryn Marangelli

Musical writer and director John Senczuk teamed up with Toowoomba-based country musician Brendon Walmsley to create ‘Rose and Rodeo’, an original country musical set in the Darling Downs. The musical debuted at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre, with the final performance on the Friday 13 February. Rose and Rodeo, a story of love and the country spirit, featured some of Walmsley’s greatest hits, like Rose and Rodeo, Bed of Roses, Last of the Big Gun Drovers, Still Falling and Stay Where you Are, as well as original works written for the musical.

Words by Alice Thompson

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