Added on 13-Dec-2006
Queen band member Roger Taylor listens as Brian May responds to a question during a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday. (CP / Adrian Wyld)
Rock musical will feature all-Canadian cast
TORONTO — A rock musical based on the hits of Queen will feature Canuck references and an all-Canadian cast when it debuts in Toronto next year.
Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor say the over-the-top rock opera "We Will Rock You" will include references to homegrown rock heroes to appeal to Canadian audiences. The rock veterans are in Toronto to promote the show's North American debut in March.
The musical, set in a dystopian future where creativity and individuality have been stamped out, is already a smash in London and has also been mounted in Spain, Germany, Australia and Japan.
It features 32 Queen hits, including "We Are the Champions," "Somebody to Love" and "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The rockers wouldn't reveal what Canadian surprises were in store, but promised that audiences would be wowed.
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