The love for such an extraordinary and timeless musical heritage as Queen, the importance of freedom of thought, the will to change a destiny that seems already written, the saving power of Rock and Roll: all this and much more is WE WILL ROCK YOUone of the most performed musicals in the world, written by Ben Elton together with Roger Taylor e Brian Maywhich, after collecting 35,000 admissions in 30 performances in the first part of the 2023 tour, will return to Italy with new dates in major cities. A renewed group of performers is preparing to once again overwhelm audiences with all the energy of the songs by Queensung in the original language and played strictly live by an exceptional band of six musicians, for more than two and a half hours of show between explosive choreography, emotions and laughter, to make us reflect on the beauty of life. When all seems lost, when the world now works according to established patterns and no longer allows freedom of expression, someone or something comes along capable of shuffling the cards, because "the future is not written, the future depends on all of us".
Produced for Italy by Claudio Trotta for Barley Arts e directed by Michaela Berlini, We Will Rock You has proved a great success with audiences and critics alike, capable of renewing itself season after season thanks to the visionary and topical story it brings to the stage and a gallery of unforgettable characters.
In a dystopian future where music has been banned because it is considered dangerous by the powers that be as a symbol of unity and real sharing, a group of people very different from each other but united by the desire to resist the forces of conformism, find themselves rebels against their will and, struggling with frustrations and dreams, fight together to win the chance to give themselves a different life and a better future.
To the replicas already announced in some major Italian cities, we now add new dates in Sicily in 2024: Ragusa (5 January, Teatro Duemila); Palermo (7 January, Golden Theatre); Catania (9 January, Metropolitan Theatre).
Tickets for the new dates are already available on the circuits Ticketone, Ciaotickets and Boxoffice Sicilia.
Here is the full team.
THE CAST: Alice Grasso will play the role of Scaramouche for the first time, while Paolo Barillari will return to play Khashoggi. On stage we will then meet again: Damiano Borgi, Galileo; Natascia Fonzetti, Killer Queen; Oz, Alessandra Ferrari; Brit, Mattia Braghero; Pop, Massimiliano Colonna. Narrative voice: Massimo Cotto.
THE ENSEMBLE: Claudio Cangialosi, Federico Colonnelli, Giulia Gerola, Lorenzo Longobardi, Emma Marcotulli, Monica Ruggeri, Beatrice Sartori, Davide Tagliento.
THE BANDFirst keyboard, Riccardo Di Paola; second keyboard, Antonio Torella; guitars, Roberta Raschellà e Federica Pellegrinellilow, Alessandro Cassani; battery, Marco Parenti.
THE CREATIVE TEAM: producer, Claudio Trotta; direction and adaptation of texts, Michaela Berliniexecutive producer, Cristina Trotta; music director, Riccardo Di Paola; vocal director, Antonio Torella; choreography, Gail Richardson; set design, Colin Mayes; lighting design, Francesco Vignati; costumes, Nunzia Aceto; make-up and hair, Claudia Frigatti; sound engineer, Luca Colombo; original script translation, Raffaella Rolla.
Virgin Radio is confirmed as the official radio of the Italian tour 2024. Energizer will once again be a technical partner of the show.
WE WILL ROCK YOU 2023-2024 NEW DATES
PARMA |4 December 2023, Regio Theatre
ROME | 15 to 17 December 2023, Olympic Theatre
RAGUSA | 5 January 2024, Theatre Duemila
PALERMO | 7 January 2024, Golden Theatre
CATANIA | 9 January 2024, Metropolitan Theatre
ANCONA |20 January 2024, Le Muse Theatre
MILAN | from 1 to 11 February 2024, CheBanca!