Queen has never been more popular. The band’s music has always stayed top-of-mind thanks to its infusion into pop culture, whether TV commercials, or movies like “Wayne’s World.”
WE WILL ROCK YOU—the musical inspired by Queen—has grown since its debut in 2002. A revamp of the stage production has made it more venue-friendly.
“Annerin is proud to be able 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. My vision was to be able to produce it in such a way that it plays in soft-seaters as well as cut-down arenas. I thought that Queen’s musical was for everyone and not just the typical Broadway crowd, therefore we’re producing it in a way that can accommodate most buildings and audiences that want to experience the music of Queen in a uniquely theatrical manner.”
WE WILL ROCK YOU is “a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders. It’s also a creative cautionary tale for the cyber age.”
A North American tour will commence September 3rd in Winnipeg. Tickets are on sale now.
"Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth."
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They are many indicators of “making it”. Hit singles. Piles of cash. Longevity in the biz. Having a musical made out of your life or your work.
Guess Foreigner is historic, because a new musical built around its massive music catalog will premiere in Toronto on February 20th.
Jukebox Hero, The Musical tells the story of the biggest factory closing down operations in Blaydon, Pennsylvania. With unemployment and depression set to hit the rust-belt town, the community calls on Ryan—a local boy-turned rock star—for help. Ryan has a lot of bad blood with his hometown and must confront his past and a lot of other demons.
So why a Foreigner musical? Because lead founder/guitarist Mick Jones had a chance encounter with Diana Ross in an airport lounge in the 80s. She told Mick that the music of Foreigner belonged in a stage production.
Thirty years later…
We’re thinking Toronto is a cool city; Foreigner’s music is cool. So, let’s grab our passports and check out this musical!
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