Last week my sister Kelsey and I left our kiddos in their dads’ super capable hands and headed out for a night at the Music Hall at Fair Park to see We Will Rock You, the musical comedy based on Queen’s amazing catalog of songs and rock anthems.
The show was just great fun. I knew going into it that it was based on Queen’s music, but I didn’t know the premise of the show. I decided it was a lot like The Hunger Games meets rock and roll. Pretty awesome combination in my book.
It gives us a look into the future, a time when individual thought is banned and we’re only supposed to communicate through social media – “Friends? I lost track when I got to two million on Facebook”. There are many great zingers, poking fun at social media using lines from Queen and current pop songs – “Is this the real life? Or is it just fantasy?” Ha!
The music perfectly tells the story.
The lead singers are fantastically talented. Ruby Lewis plays Scaramouche, an outcast who heads off with Galileo the rebel to save the world by finding the last remaining instrument on the iPlanet. Really, you just have to see it. Her voice is so powerful and she’s really funny too. Brian Justin Crum plays his role with great passion and you can tell he’s really having a fun time up there.
I’m not one to sit down and watch a movie. I don’t really care for the movie theater experience, and when I’m at home watching a movie, I’m prone to popping up out of my seat to check on something or finish a project.
But seeing a live show with a real, engaged audience is something else entirely. It never gets old, especially when we’re all waving our hands and singing along.
We Will Rock You presented by Dallas Summer Musicals will be at the Music Hall at Fair Park until March 16th. Tickets are available on the DSM website. Go quick! You’re sure to leave humming Somebody to Love and chuckling over Brittney Spears jokes.
Disclosure: Dallas Summer Musicals provided our family with two tickets to see the show, but all opinions are my own.