Are you ready to rock?
It's safe to say this is something you haven't seen in Lithgow before.
The Lithgow Musical Society will stage its latest show 'We Will Rock You', featuring all your favourite Queen hits, at St Patrick's Primary School hall from November 17 until November 30.
Set in the not too distant future the show uses the music of Queen to tell the story of how a rag tag group of 'Bohemians' rebel and save the world from the evil Globalsoft Corporation through the power of rock 'nd Roll.
"We will Rock You" is the Musical Society's first ever rock musical and the cast, crew and stalwart director Rae Burton are thrilled to be able to bring something very new and different to Lithgow audiences.
With the Union Theatre currently undergoing extensive renovations, the hall at St Patrick's Primary is being used. Its elevated and stepped stage has given the society the opportunity to try something new with the staging.
The lead roles of Galileo and Scaramouche features Braden Coleman in his first lead and Sarah Lewis who is well known to audiences following on from her recent portrayal of 'Mary Poppins' and many other roles over the years. Braden, who is a well known local performer, brings new youthful energy to the role.
Supporting Braden and Sarah are Leona George as the evil head of Globalsoft, the Killer Queen, and Alan George as her henchman Commander Khashoggi. Rebecca Lewis and Mat Trounce are the rebels Oz and Brit with Tony Dellabosca rounding out the leads as the dropped out hippy, Buddy.
As always the show features a strong chorus with people of all ages joining the cast.
The show features Queen favourites such as 'Radio Ga Ga', 'Under Pressure', It's a Kind of Magic',' We are the Champions' (just to name a few) and of course a rousing choral version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
The first performance is on Sunday, November 17 from 2pm with another Sunday afternoon matinee on November 24. Evening performances are on from 7.30pm on Friday, November 22, Saturday, November 23, Friday, November 29 with the season wrapping up on Saturday, November 30.
Tickets are available at the door so arrive at St Patrick's hall (enter from Bent St near Coles or Hassan St) early to get the best seats.
The Society will be returning to the union theatre in 2020 and hope to formally announce plans reopen the theatre with a special staging of one of the worlds most popular musicals soon.
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