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We Will Rock You Smash Hit Musical Launches in Melbourne

Melbourne is buzzing with WE WILL ROCK YOU, the global musical sensation by Queen and Ben Elton; a smash hit that will have you raving. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to red carpet first night performance and were thrilled by this extravaganza with celebs on the red carpet, then a show to remember.

Queen is one of our all time favourite bands, and this show is rock and roll indulgence with the hits of Queen delivered in stunning fashion. This multi-million dollar show is a sensory overdrive and its now playing in Melbourne after a successful season interstate. 

The World Loves Melbourne found the opening night exciting, fun and highly energetic! We grew up with the music of Queen and loved the authenticity and creative impetus of We Will Rock You. We found ourselves singing along, clapping and getting into the performance. The crowd loved it with prolonged standing ovations.

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The Regent Theatre is the perfect venue for WE WILL ROCK YOU, with it being an iconic Melbourne entertainment venue. WE WILL ROCK YOU is proud to launch in Melbourne after being crowned the UK's favourite show at the Olivier Awards 2011, British Theatre's answer to the Oscars. Over 3,600 performances in the UK was matched by over 3,600 standing ovations! With over 6 million tickets sold in the UK and over 16 million sold worldwide, WE WILL ROCK YOU comes to Melbournians highly acclaimed. It's a show everyone can enjoy, suitable from the age of 13 years and above.

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The World Loves Melbourne checked out the red carpet action from the opening night.

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Over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this amazing production. WE WILL ROCK YOU features stunning costumes, sets and lighting and 24 of Queen’s legendary hits; across several chart topping albums. What are your Queen favourites? The show features We are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, 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. You won't be disappointed!

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This show is not just a collection of Queen songs (even though that's great in itself), but there is a clever and entertaining plot from Ben Elton that weaves through the show, giving this production extra dimension. There's a sense of playfulness and fun throughout, and you're bound to laugh.

The audience gets into the show, clapping, moving to the beat, foot stomping and of course singing along! Who doesn't know the words to Queen's biggest hits? We do!

WE WILL ROCK YOU is a futuristic adventure set in the year 2350, a time when live music is banned on earth, but the kids are in rebellion, fighting against a diet of synthesized pop.

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We love the local star power in WE WILL ROCK YOU! The multi-talented cast includes Gareth Keegan (Jersey Boys, Hugh Jackman – Broadway to Oz concerts) as Galileo and Erin Clare (Heathers, Phantom of the Opera) as Scaramouche. Brian Mannix, the lead singer of 1980s band Uncanny X-Men, will return to the musical stage as Buddy, and Killer Queen will be played by the extraordinary Casey Donovan (The Sapphires, Rent). Thern Reynolds (Rock of Ages, South Pacific) as Britney, Jaz Flowers (Hairspray, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Fame) as Oz and Simon Russell (ABC TV’s Jack Irish, Neighbours) as Khashoggi. What a selection of talent!

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This is an epic show! WE WILL ROCK YOU delivers a show that 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 runs for approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval).

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This is a "must see" show that is the talk of Melbourne already. You leave with a new, inspired appreciation for Queen the band and for us, one of the best shows we've ever been to.

Brought to you by Nuffnang and WE WILL ROCK YOU.

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