The 15th longest-running musical in London West End history…
We Will Rock You returns to North America !
February 10th – 7:30 p.m.
Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
Place des Arts
Tickets: $89.50, $79.50, $69.50, $59.50
(taxes included / service charge extra)
at PdA box office, (514) 842-2112 and placedesarts.com
Limited quantity of VIP packages available at point of sale
“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event !”
– Freddie Mercury
With the recent Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the music of Queen is more popular than ever. In 2002, many of those hits were compiled into a rock musical experience, We Will Rock You, which recently hit the road once again for a North American tour, which kicked off on September 3rd in Winnipeg.
We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world, where there are no musical instruments and where rock n’ roll has died. They join a small group of societal outcasts, the Bohemians, as they fight to take back the iPlanet from the all-powerful Globalsoft, led by the Killer Queen. They fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of rock ‘n roll.
While We Will Rock You is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it’s also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. This event rocks as fiercely as Queen’s best concerts !
Produced by Calgary’s Annerin Theatricals, We Will Rock You is offering a VIP package which includes cast member meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. More information can be found on the musical’s official website, and a video trailer can be viewed here.
“Annerin is proud to produce We Will Rock You, and we are obviously lucky with our timing,” says Jeff Parry, president Annerin Theatricals. “This is a show I have wanted to produce since I first saw it in London.”
Since 2002, more than 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have experienced this awe-inspiring production, based on the music of Queen and the book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). The original West End production featured the music supervision of Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Elton fashioned this futuristic story around more than 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, including We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.
We Will Rock You is directed by JP Thibodeau, with choreography by Angela Benson and musical direction by Russell Broom. Also new to the production is music director Stuart Morley, who was asked personally by Brian May to oversee the updated version. As he recently told the Calgary Herald, “I’ve re-Queened the score. I’ve made it more like the original Queen. I went to Queen’s studio and I listened to old vocals. This new score is far more accurate and authentic. When they were creating the original score for the musical, they made it more theatrical than authentic. I’m a purist, so I want to bring the score back to its roots. I’ve been given access to tapes no one else has been given to work with. I feel this new version of the musical can be something not even Brian and Roger thought it could become.”
The North American Tour cast includes Krystle Chance as Killer Queen, Brian Christensen as Brit (and understudy for Galileo), Trevor Coll as Galileo, Kevin Doe as Buddy, Alysse Ernewein as Oz, Kyle Gruninger as Khashoggi, and Keri Kelly as Scaramouche.
The band consists of Sam Coulson (guitar 1), Scott Henderson (keyboards and associate musical director), Lisa Jacobs (bass), Kyle McKearney (guitar 2), and Chad Melchert (drums).