A Musical Start to the Season
By Krista Power
Opening on September 7, 2017 is the Canadian Regional Theatre premiere of We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. Magnus Theatre is thrilled to be showcasing this lively and engaging production on a local stage with music and dancing that will keep your toes tapping and characters that will delight and entertain.
This show has been hitting theatres all over North America and England for the past 10 years but We Will Rock You will be opening for the first time in a Canadian regional theatre on the Magnus stage. The show will be reminiscent of past productions for those who have been lucky enough to see it on Broadway or in England’s West End, but the folks at Magnus promise that this version will have both familiar elements and a fresh vibe for those who have seen it before. There are also assurances of more music and dancing than seen in other productions of this musical.
The story follows the journey of a group of people characterized as “bohemians” who are abiding in a future where rock music and instruments are outlawed. In search for the Holy Grail of Rock, the characters will inhabit the stage through music and song in attempts to revive new ideas, thoughts, and music. This lively and fun musical is a spirited production and there is no doubt that Magnus Theatre will put a spin on it that is all their own.
The all-star cast includes two locals: Spencer Hari, who will be making his professional theatre debut as Khashoggi, and Danny Johnson, last seen in Mama’s Country Record Collection, who returns as musical director.
We Will Rock You is sure to bring in theatre-goers and music lovers of all ages and runs from September 7 to 23. Tickets are on sale at the box office at 10 South Algoma Street, or by calling 345-5552. You can also purchase tickets online at magnustheatre.com.