Get ready to raise your fists and stomp your feet because the electrifying hit musical We Will Rock You is coming to Manila this October for the first time ever.
GMG Productions and Selladoor Worldwide announced Monday (May 30) that the jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton is set to be shown in the Philippines this year as part of its world tour.
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The rock-powered global production features 24 of Queen's biggest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Under Pressure, and We Will Rock You, among others.
The Philippine leg of the musical will be staged at the newly constructed Samsung Performing Arts Theatre in Circuit Makati from Oct. 27 to Nov. 20, 2022.
The musical originally premiered in 2002 at the Dominion Theatre in London and went on to become one of the longest-running musicals in West End history.
“The original production has been seen by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to come back with after such a long intermission—and there is no better place to launch the show than the Philippines. We know Filipino audiences love Queen and Queen music,” shared GMG Productions CEO and We Will Rock You producer Carlos Candal.
The reimagined production directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston is kicking off a multi-year international tour and audiences in the Philippines will be the first people in the world to witness it.
“We are incredibly excited to premiere the show in Manila and for us to play host to all the international producers visiting from around the world.” Mr. Candal said. “We want to put the Philippines on the map as a hub for theatrical productions. We know the Philippines has the talent and now we are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues! It feels like things are falling into place. ”
According to the musical's official website, We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n roll in a post-apocalyptic world.
"In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality."
"This brand new international rock-powered production features 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, including Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Don’t Stop Me Now Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and, of course, We Will Rock You. With a futuristic styled set and video backdrop from Tom Rogers and fabulous new costumes from Sarah Mercade, this is sure to be an absolute smash hit."
Ticket goers can get first dibs on tickets by signing up to the waitlist. GMG newsletter subscribers get to enjoy exclusive offers available 1st of June. Visit the website at www.gmg-productions.com/manila.
Tickets go on general public sale on 6th of June through ticketworld.com.ph.
We Will Rock You will premiere in Manila on Oct. 27, 2022.