Music Analysis: We Will Rock You

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We Will Rock You Review
The music, the show, the actors were amazing!! A good laugh, romance and...ROCK. We Will Rock You, was written by Ben Elton and music and lyrics by the band Queen. With great hits like “Radio Gaga” and “I Want to Break Free”, this was a show that all Freddie Mercury fans will love, and the fans of musical theatre. Everywhere the kids watch the same shows, wear the same clothes, and think the same thoughts .Its a safe happy ‘Ga Ga” world. Unless you’re a complete rebel, and is ready to rock. The story is based in the future at a time when musical instruments have been banned and kids are no longer able to make their own music. But there is growing resistance from the rebel Bohemians! An underground movement of music lovers is looking for a leader to take them out of the subway and into the real world of rock 'n' roll. Instead they are made to be Global Soft’s computer simulated virtual boy and girl bands, playing mindless dull boring records. Global Soft, the corporate giant that now controls the planet’s music industry has demolished youth culture, turning all the boys and girls into cyber zombies, where there only mission in life is to consume the company’s products. The play consisted of many different themes. They learn lessons in survival, friendships and love along the way, comedy, individuality and evilness. They come to the conclusion that it’s all about “doing things for your baby’s”. Killer Queen is an evil dominatrix, chairwoman of Global Soft she is perceived as the villain in this production. She is determined to stop the Dreamer and find and destroy Queens’s musical instruments. Galileo (Noel Sullivan) who has a superb voice. Alongside Scaramouch (Amanda Coutts) who brings much-needed humour to the show. They both have a complicated relationship that spirals to new adventures throughout the play. Their constant banter leads to hit songs in the show such as, ‘Hammer to fall’ and ‘Under Pressure’. Even though their relationship seems rough the way they dress and the things they have in common, such as a passion for rock and roll. It brings them close together and makes them stronger, which really indicates to the audience that they are made for each other. It brings excitement and light to the musical. The Bohemians are the group of rock and rollers who ‘want to break free’. They find individuality a massive part of which they are and will not let Killer Queen (Tiffany Graves) and Commander Kasshoggi (Earl Carpenter) stand in the way of showing the world what true music is, and those they can rock the hardest. The leader of the Bohemians; Pop (Ian Reddington) Meat (Jenny Douglas) the sexy loyal companion of Brittney (Leon Lopez) the cheeky cocky guy who finds the Dreamer. Altogether they bring a wave of attitude and are determined to bring back of the life of queen, discover their music and save the world. They talk about how music and dance is now, and how it may once have been. The acting throughout the play was very convincing and believable. The scene that caught my eye; and kept me on the edge of my seat was the scene between Pop, Galileo, and Scaramouch. Was when the rocks were trembling and collapsed. This is when Galileo was faced with the electric guitar and discovered the true power of a real life musical instrument? When Scaramouch broke out into a guitar solo and Galileo sings and discovers the lyrics to ‘We Will Rock You’ the crowd was on their feet stomping and clapping to the music, with pure excitement for the drop of the chorus. Pop was telling everyone to join in and engaging the audience to join in and scream louder. Also at this scene, the characters did come out of role, but was effective because it made the audience feel more connected with the characters. The characters all developed during the play, especially Scaramouch who at the beginning wasn’t as confident but this could be due to nerves due to it being her first performance and nerves do take over. But as...
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