“We Will Rock You” is what the cast of the Musical by Queen and Ben Elton wants everyone to know when they hit the stage at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
The tour kicked off in Winnipeg, Canada earlier this month and will continue through North America until November. The theatre is at 242 E. Main St., Stockton. Call for information, 209-373-1400 or buy tickets at 800-745-3000.
The fictional show follows a group of revolutionaries called the Bohemians with Galileo and Scaramouche leading the revolt to save rock n’ roll music in a post-apocalyptic world that has no instruments – with the entire adventure set to the music of Queen. They plan to take back the iPlanet from the Killer Queen and bring back individuality, freedom, and rock n roll.
“It is like a fictional juke box musical with a bunch of Queen’s greatest hits,” stated Keri Kelly, who plays Scaramouche. “It is honestly like a musical and a rock concert combined. We have a full band. Of course it is all live singing and dancing as well. It is a musical, there is a story that we follow but we love it when the audience gets up and sings with us as well.”
Kelly has been acting since she was six-years-old and moved to New York when she was 20 where she studied musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
“For me I just feel lucky to get to do what I love and get to call it a job,” she said. “It is amazing and really fun to be a part of this show.”
Her character Scaramouche is a teenager that does not want to conform to society. Her love interest is Galileo, played by Trevor Coll.
“She is her own individual. She is very sarcastic and witty and kind of says things right at the top of her head,” Kelly said about her character. “At the very end of the show when everyone thinks it’s over … it is not. Stay in your seats and don’t go anywhere because there is a little sneaky secret at the end of the show.”
There are about 16 cast members, a full crew and a live band that will be bringing this show to audiences on Tuesday in Stockton. The show is set to over 24 hit songs by Queen and has been entertaining audiences since 2002 in 19 countries.
“It (the musical) is comedy so it is really fun and light hearted,” expressed Kelly. “Vocally it is a very strong cast. Concert wise it is incredible.
The show is sure to be a spectacle filled with theatrics, costumes, and a number of Queen’s hits, with the audience encouraged to get out of their chairs to sing and dance along.