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The Only Party In Town

Published: Wed 7 Nov 2007 12:03 AM
The Only Party In Town
The Queen and Ben Elton stage extravaganza We Will Rock You has blown New Zealand’s minds since it opened just over a week ago.
Producers of the multi-million show at Auckland’s The Civic, The Edge theatre have extended the season to December 2 but warn: there is no further extension possible.
14,000 new seats have gone on sale with Ticketek but once they’re gone, sadly, there will be no more as the cast prepares to move on to Seoul in Korea.
"We've had wonderful crowds," says promoter James Cundall of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions. "People standing, cheering, waving, singing. This season is electrifying but we really must go come December 2 so I urge those thinking about going to get their tickets before it's too late."
"We Will Rock You has raised the bar for musical theatre! A rage of ecstatic proportions that lifts you out of your
emotional glum and propells you to galactic entertainment heights. The cast is superb and dynamic and ebullient from curtain rise to curtain fall.
Make it your mission to get there!" Heemi Hill, Easy Mix FM
WE WILL ROCK YOU stars our own princess of pop Annie Crummer as the KILLER QUEEN and Rock Star INXS finalist Miguel Ayesa, who is reprising his West End triumph as GALILEO. Annie is no stranger to this role, having played it in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Japan.
WE WILL ROCK YOU is not a Queen tribute but a “rock theatre” experience featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
WE WILL ROCK YOU  is a futurist adventure set in a time when live music is banned on earth, but the kids are in rebellion, fighting against the all powerful Globalsoft Corporation which controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop.  A hero is needed who can help them rediscover themselves – and live music. Could the arrival of ‘The Dreamer,’ the young Galileo Figaro, be that man? And can he help them break their chains...?
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. It’s big. The show has nine semi trailors of equipment including state of the art video. And it has a creative team who work closely with Queen’s BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR. (Annie Crummer recorded Another One Bites the Dust in London under the direction of Brian and Roger).
“Annie is one hell of a singer! A voice in a million.’ says WE WILL ROCK YOU  writer/director Ben Elton, who, with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, cast Annie in the role of Killer Queen.
WE WILL ROCK YOU  continues to play to sold-out houses at London’s Dominion Theatre where it has been running since May 2002, and in 2006 became the longest-running musical ever to play at the Dominion, one of the West End’s largest theatres. It recently opened to record advances in Toronto. In addition to an ongoing Spanish-language touring production in Spain, WE WILL ROCK YOU  also continues to break box office records in Germany, where it is the number one grossing musical of all time. Globally, more than 6 million people have now seen the show.
‘This is a new breed of musical,’ says James Cundall, co-producer with David Atkins. ‘A unique collaboration between the legends of rock and one of the U.K.’s most phenomenally successful writers, Ben Elton. It’s just celebrated its fifth year in London’s biggest theatre, and every night –as it has since its beginning – WE WILL ROCK YOU  is getting five-minute standing ovations.’
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