The Music of Queen Featured in ‘We Will Rock You’ Coming to Fox
The worldwide smash hit ‘rock theatrical’, Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 18. We Will Rock You is produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.
Performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre will run March 18 – 30. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8. Performances are also scheduled on Saturdays at 2 p.m and on Sundays at 1 p.m. There will be an evening performance on Sunday, March 23 at 6:30 and a matinee on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
Tickets are available online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25. Prices are subject to change; please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing. We Will Rock You is part of the Fox Theatre’s 2013-2014 U.S. Bank Broadway Series.
This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking production is created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV’s “Mr. Bean” and “The Young Ones”), and boasts a score of Queen’s biggest songs including “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.”
For the US production, writer and director Ben Elton has redrafted his original script to resonate with US audiences as well as reflect the cultural changes since he first penned the storyline and the addition of a new song, “You’re My Best Friend”.
“There is a scene where our two leads run away and discuss their loneliness and isolation,” Elton says. “Young people now live in a world where it’s possible to have many virtual ‘friends’ and ‘likes’ and yet still be entirely isolated and alone. The new dialogue with this changed emphasis brought the song “You’re My Best Friend” into the show.”
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor are musical supervisors to the show, taking an active role in casting the singer/actors and musicians for every production worldwide. The show is in its 12th year at The Dominion in London’s West End, one of London Theatreland’s biggest theatres, making it the venue’s longest-running production ever.
We Will Rock You takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation. Individuality is taboo. Everyone watches the same movies, wears the same clothes and thinks the same thoughts. Music is generated by the corporation’s computers, rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance – an alliance of rebel Bohemians, waiting for a hero to lead the battle to bring the power of rock back to the people.
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