I had not been looking forward to seeing “We Will Rock You.” Believe me, I love Queen, but I read the summary and listened to the soundtrack, and I hadn’t really cared for either of them that much. “We Will Rock You” is a jukebox musical that uses Queen songs to try to tell a story. The show was written by Ben Elton in 2002, and all the songs are written by Queen. “We Will Rock You” is set exactly 300 years in the future in a world controlled by a single corporation, where music is outlawed…Continue
I don’t want to say I hated it, but I did in fact hate it.
I saw We Will Rock You at the Orpheum Theater. It is running from November 19th through the 24th.
We Will Rock You is the story of a future without rock and roll when earth is under the control of a music-oppressing former video game…Continue
We Will Rock You opened in Minneapolis on Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theatre. The music, both instrumentals and singing (especially from the leads) was spectacular. So good that I did not even realize the other elements of the show were below average until the curtains closed for a last time.
The dilemma in the story line was that in the future all the music creativity has been taken away. People only made music electronically, with the sole motive being profit. This was…Continue
Rock musicals are clearly the only thing better than musicals. That in mind, I was utterly exited to witness We Will Rock You- a new musical featuring hit music from Queen. The show follows outcast high school graduates Galileo Figaro and Scaramouche as they journey through the iplanet-once known as earth- in a search to find the ancient art form of rock music. With a live rock band, projections galore and eye-wrecking strobe lights, this…Continue
We Will Rock You had amazing vocals and a passionate cast but the plot had gaps and ultimately no full resolution to the conflict. While I was sitting in the Orpheum in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 19th, I had expectations that were barely met. We Will Rock You is a musical set in a post-apocalyptic world where rock music ceases to exist. A group of outcast’s or self-labeled “bohemians” go on a quest to…Continue
Do you love the rock and roll music of Queen? Do you love Broadway musicals? If so, “We Will Rock You” at the Orpheum Theatre is the show for you. Featuring over twenty of Queen’s greatest hits, including I Want to Break Free, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are the Champions, and, of course, We Will Rock You, this musical is set in the future on the “I-Planet,” a place run by the “Globalsoft Corporation” which controls what people are allowed to watch…Continue
by Lilly Hanson
We Will Rock You
Immerse yourself in the rock & roll music of the past as you are transported into the future world of "computer recorded auto-tuned pop (CRAP)". We Will Rock You takes place in a future age on the planet that is now controlled by a corporation. Individuality is a thing of the past. Music is generated by the corporation’s computers, rock music is unheard of…Continue
We Will Rock You is a futuristic show about the rebellious bohemian rock lovers in an “i-world” where real music, real love, and anything honest and true is outlawed. Galileo is a bohemian who dreams lyrics from songs we know and love today. He meets a girl he calls Scaramouche (seeing the theme here?) and they join the rebellion against the Killer Queen and her ladies in waiting. From the moment you sit down to the end you watch this cheesy musical- filled with musical references,…Continue
We Will Rock You
We Will (Blind) You
The music of We Will Rock You will definitely give you a rush, but the heavy tech and the dancing... not so much. The show runs from November 19th-24th at the Orpheum Theatre in…Continue
We Will Rock You
I was not disappointed in the traveling production of We Will Rock You at the Orpheum on November 19. It was one elaborate rock concert with a Broadway punch. The basic story takes place in a futuristic reality where a major Internet company called Globesoft dominates the world. Globesoft had successfully seemed to rid…Continue
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We Will Rock You
Review by Anna Berger
Initially I was excited to see what this show had to offer in terms of many famous songs by Queen. I noticed right away in the Orpheum Theater the audience was excited to experience a great Rock musical. This story is about a group of Bohemians who struggle to find a way to express thoughts, music, and to break from society norms. Unfortunately, the musical was quite unpleasant and painful for me, physically and mentally. Not…Continue
If you think a musical comprised of hit 70s songs does not sound comparable to the fine art that is middle school theatrics, you would be wrong. We Will Rock You and stereotypical middle school plays and musicals have a lot in common. Like, a lot a lot.
The first thing you can expect at any middle school performance is to get a lot of cheap jokes. Though the jokes in We Will Rock You were certainly more sexualized in nature, it was very much the…Continue
Any person who grew up watching The Wizard of Oz (myself very much included) will absolutely adore Wicked, now at the Orpheum from September 16th to October 27th. The audience is Immediately drawn in to the complicated love-hate relationship of Oz's two favorite witches, Galinda Upland (Jenn Gambatese) and Elphaba Thropp (Alison Luff). As schoolmates, they initially share an "unadulterated loathing" for one another, but they overcome their differences to form the friendship of a lifetime.…Continue
Hey all, welcome to my blog, where I talk about all things WICKED. Well, it's been a loooooong tour, and I still haven't gone onstage ONCE.
What's that? You don't even know who I am? I'm Zoe Makila. And I'm an Elphaba standby.
What does that mean? Well. It means I have to be in full costume, hair, and makeup every show just in case Alison Luff throws up, or breaks her arm in the middle of the show. I'm not an understudy, I don't get to go on if we know she won't be…Continue
Wicked: Still as “Wonderful” Ten Years Later
By Grace Peterson
Unless you are just now emerging from the rock under which you've been living, you've at least heard of the musical Wicked.…Continue
I found myself, blown by the cold wind, into Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is the story of the beloved nanny in Victorian England who comes and tries to reform two…Continue