We Will Rock You Gets Five Added Weeks in Toronto

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David Mirvish announced on Feb. 19 that Toronto's long-running musical, We Will Rock You, will run an extra five weeks beyond what was previously announced, now to May 3.

The all-Canadian, Dora Award-winning musical production is based on the songs of Queen, and is now in its 32nd week at the Panasonic Theatre, where it moved after playing 61 weeks at the Canon Theatre.

Mirvish said in a statement, "We Will Rock You continues to delight and surprise. When I first saw the show in London, I knew that Toronto audiences were going to love it, but that they would still be loving it — and still be coming back to see it again and again — after 93 weeks was something I never would have imagined possible. Through good times and bad, this is a production Toronto has taken straight to its heart."

The all-Canadian cast features Yvan Pedneault as Galileo, Erica Peck as Scaramouche (Breanne Arrigo assumes the role as of March 8 through May 3), Alana Bridgewater (Menopause Out Loud!) as the Killer Queen, Camilla Scott (Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You) as Khashoggi, Jack Langedijk (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Pop, Sterling Jarvis (Disney's The Lion King) as Duff and Valerie Stanois as Oz.

We Will Rock You won the Dora Award, Toronto's highest theatre honor, as Best Musical.

"Set 300 years in the future, in a time when live music is banned on earth, We Will Rock You is about rebellious kids, fighting the all-powerful Globalsoft Corporation that controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop," according to the producers. "Could the young Galileo and Scaramouche be the heroes needed who will help them 'break free' of their chains to rediscover themselves and live music?" With Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors, We Will Rock You is written and directed by Ben Elton ("Blackadder," The Beautiful Game and Popcorn) and features 32 of Queen's greatest hits.

Producers are David Mirvish and The Kimsa Group, in association with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions.

For more information call TicketKing at (416) 872-1212 or (800) 461-3333 or visit www.mirvish.com or wewillrockyou.ca.

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