Queen fans will surely be rocked by the news that the internationally-acclaimed We Will Rock You musical is stopping in Penticton in January as part of its North American tour.
The tour launches in Winnipeg, Man., and stops in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Toronto. As a late addition to the tour, the Queen musical comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre Jan. 3 2020.
Tickets go on sale July 5 in person at the Valley First Box Office (SOEC), online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com or www.queenonline.com, or charge by phone 1-877-763-2849.
“We Will Rock You tells the story of a globalized future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen,” states the musical’s website. “They fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and rock.”
The hit musical originally premiered in London’s Dominion Theatre in 2002 and is the result of a meeting between actor Robert De Niro with musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor in Venice, Italy, in 1996. According to the website, “De Niro’s daughter was a big fan of the Queen and the actor asked if the legends of rock had never thought of creating a musical based on their songs. That was the beginning of everything.”
“Since 2002, over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn),” states the website. “Elton fashioned his hilarious futurist comedy 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.”
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