A U.S. national tour of “We Will Rock You” was announced earlier this year, and it has now been announced that Brian Crum, Ruby Lewis, P.J. Griffith, Jacqueline Arnold and Jared Zirilli will star in the tour when it kicks off in October.
The tour dates for the jukebox musical featuring the music of Queen were announced in April, and the tour will kick off with a staging at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore October 15-20. The tour will continue at least through a Los Angeles stop at the Ahmanson Theatre July 15-August 24, 2014. Other cities currently on the schedule include Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Minneapolis, Miami, Houston, Detroit and Canada.
The musical features a book by Ben Elton, and currently is in its 11th year at the Dominion Theatre in London.
Here’s the official word on the story of the show:
“We Will Rock You” takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation. Globalization is complete. Individuality is taboo. Everyone watches the same movies, wears the same clothes and thinks the same thoughts. Music is generated by the corporation’s computers, rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance – an alliance of rebel Bohemians, waiting for a hero to lead the battle to bring the power of rock back to the people.
Ben Elton also has his own take on it.
“This show is all about legend,” he said in a previous statement. “We take the legend of Queen and create our own fantastical story of young kids battling the mighty corporation who wants to suppress their individuality and their love of music. They need a hero who can help them in their struggle, and we have two – the dreamer Galileo, and the sassy rock chick Scaramouche. Guess who ends up winning?”