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Play Review

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 11:48 PM

'We Will Rock You' - The Musical had great music

Photo © Paul Kolnik

The cast of the national tour of "We Will Rock You."

 

by Gloria Rzucidlo
gloria1025@yahoo.com

 

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DETROIT -- Let the legend begin. "We Will Rock You"-The Musical is playing at the Fisher Theatre from April 1 through April 13. The two-act play consisted of at least 20 songs by Queen such as "You're My Best Friend," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We Will Rock You," and "We are the Champions," among others.

The music was great and the cast was talented. The plot is slightly comedic but hard to follow. There is good use of technology on the futuristic i-planet with the virtual high school and the Corporate Headquarters of Globalsoft.

Brian Justin Crum played Galileo who is a hunky, arrogant, egotistical jigelow, while Ruby Lewis played Scaramouche, his girlfriend. Evil Killer Queen (Jacqueline B. Arnold) rules the access to music on cyberspace. But the dreamer wants to bring Rock music back to real life. The cast, called the Bohemians, are dressed like hippies of the 70's and dance in sync with the songs of Queen.

Director Ben Elton is a multi-award winning novelist, playwright, television writer, screen writer and lyricist. He is the story and script writer.

Queen was formed in 1970, and Freddie Mercury was the lead vocalist and lyricist. In the U.S., Queen has had 7 albums certified Multi-Platinum, 12 albums certified Platinum and 19 albums certified Gold.

Performance times are Tuesday through Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. It lasts two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.

Long live Rock and Roll.

OVERALL RATING: C

Tickets for We Will Rock You start at $35 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office. For group sales (12 or more), please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

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Photo © Paul Kolnik

Erica Peck and Jared Zirilli in the national tour of "We Will Rock You."

 

Photo © Paul Kolnik

Ruby Lewis & Brian Justin Crum in the national tour of "We Will Rock You."

 

 

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