A rock musical experience inspired by Queen’s biggest hit songs heads to the Saenger Theatre on Oct. 29.
The recent Oscar-winning film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” recently catapulted the popularity of Queen’s music. Many of those hits were compiled into a 2002 rock musical experience, called “We Will Rock You,” which will be hitting the road for a North American tour starting September 3.
Tickets for “We Will Rock You” will go on sale at noon on Friday, April 5 at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
Produced by Annerin Theatricals in Alberta, Canada, “We Will Rock You” will be offering a VIP package at each stop, which include cast member meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more.
“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 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. Show producers say the audience can expect the musical to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
The original West End production featured music supervision from Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, fashioned around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs 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.”