'We Will Rock You' Announces Extension Until 5/11
After playing more than one year of performances at Toronto's Canon Theatre, We Will Rock You announces its final extension through May 11, 2008.† The new and last block of tickets will go on sale Sunday March 16, 2008.
Dora Award winner for Best Musical, the Canadian production of We Will Rock You is an audience favorite, receiving standing ovations at each and every performance.† Originally scheduled to play seven weeks, the show was quickly extended again and again.† By the time its Toronto run will end We Will Rock You will have played 61 weeks, been seen by more than 700,000 people, and generated an estimated economic spin-off to the city of $250 million.
"Set 300 years in the future, in a time when live music is banned on Earth, We Will Rock You is about the rebellious kids, fighting against the all-powerful Globalsoft Corporation that controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop.† Could the young Galileo and Scaramouche be the heroes needed who will help them 'break free' of their chains to rediscover themselves and live music?," press notes state.
The all-Canadian cast features Yvan Pedneault as Galileo, Erica Peck as Scaramouche, Alana Bridgewater (Menopause Out Loud) as the Killer Queen, Adam Brazier (Mamma Mia!, Rocky Horror Picture Show) as Khashoggi, Jack Langedijk (Kiss of The Spider Woman, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Pop, Sterling Jarvis (Disney's The Lion King) as Duff and Valerie Stanois as Oz.
With Brian May and Roger Taylor as Music Supervisors, We Will Rock You is written and directed by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Beautiful Game and Popcorn) and features 32 of Queen's greatest hits.† Mark Fisher, Production Designer, and Willie Williams, Lighting Designer, have created set designs for Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones and U2.† Tim Goodchild is Costume Designer and Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Grease and Saturday Night Fever) is Choreographer.† Bobby Aitken (The Boyfriend, The Fix, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Grease and Mamma Mia!) is Sound Designer.
Produced by David Mirvish and The Kimsa Group, in association with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, We Will Rock You 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, now in its sixth sell-out year in London, has seen productions in Australia, Spain, Russia and South Africa and is presently playing in London, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Spain.† Globally, an audience of more than six million has already seen the show.
Performances are at The Canon Theatre at 244 Victoria Street.
Wednesday Ė Saturday 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM, and selected Wednesday Matinees
Tickets $25 - $94
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