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Coming to the CCA: We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You - A Musical by Queen and Ben Elton

‘An unmissable event and a sumptuous piece of musical theatre. ’ Capital Radio

CHANDLER, Ariz. —  “We Will Rock You,” a musical by the legendary band Queen and writer Ben Elton, is coming to the Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 13, 2019, as part of its 2019 North American tour.

Produced by Alberta, Canada-based Annerin Theatricals, “We Will Rock You” will be offering a VIP package, which includes cast member meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. Tickets to the general public go on sale today, Friday, May 10, at 10 am. at www.chandlercenter.org, by calling 480-782-2680 or visiting the Chandler Center Box Office, located at 250 N. Arizona Ave.  Ticket prices range from $48 to $78.

Not a live rendition, but a theatrical event, “We Will Rock You” is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, as well as 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.

“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. Together, Galileo and Scaramouche 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 will fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of rock n roll.

Since 2002, more than 16 million theatregoers in 19 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”). The original West End production featured music supervision from Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Elton fashioned this futuristic story 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.”

The smash-hit musical will be sure to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.

We Will Rock You - Montage