‘We Will Rock You’ Has Us All Doing the Fandango

‘We Will Rock You’ Has Us All Doing the Fandango

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Back-Front: Ryan Knowles, Brian Justin Crum & Ruby Lewis
Back-Front: Ryan Knowles, Brian Justin Crum & Ruby Lewis

Galactically igniting from London’s West End to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles – We Will Rock You is making one heavy metal impact on worldwide audiences, and now Seattle has a chance to witness the extravaganza!

Performing live on stage from July 8-13, 2014 in We Will Rock You at the 5th Avenue Theatre are Brian Justin Crum (Galileo), Ruby Lewis (Scaramouche), Jacqueline Arnold (Killer Queen), P.J. Griffith (Khashoggi), Ryan Knowles (Buddy), Erica Peck (Oz), and Jared Zirilli (Britney Spears).

Special mention must be paid where it’s due and it is most certainly entitled to the young woman with the pipes of steel. Lewis is a powerhouse packed in a tiny frame and Crum is her perfect compliment.

Following consumption of the real-life musical (backed by Rick Hip-Flores – Musical Director/Conductor, Brandon Ethridge – Assistant Conductor/Keyboards, Emily Marshall – Keyboards, Tristan Avakian – Guitar, Bob Wegner – Guitar, Mike Cohen – Bass, David Stevens – Percussion, and Danny Young – Drums), audiences will never again say the words “video”, “tape”, “Harley Davidson,” with the correct annunciation – and that might just be okay by them.

If innumerous cheering from the packed, low-to-high house on opening night, July 8, is any indication, Queen fans will be doing the Fandango every night until the band packs up and heads to their next city – all Bohemian Rhapsody-like.

This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon was created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV’s Mr. Bean and The Young Ones), and boasts a show-stopping score of Queen’s hugest hits, including “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “We Are The Champions,” “We Will Rock You”, and a little encore to sweeten the deal.

The atmosphere in the theatre was more like a concert than a Broadway musical, with foot-stomping, hand-clapping, arms-waving, and tongues-wagging. A must-see for Queen fans of any generation. The pop-culture references alone are reason to buy the moderately-priced ticket.

Need dinner before the show to ensure you have enough rations to get you by? Seattle’s Hard Rock Café near Pike Place Market has this “little thing called” special to get you all revved up: Prix-Fixe Dinner.

We will Rock You plays 2 hours 50 minutes, including intermission.

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