The Rhapsody Is Upon Us
Rock royalty has left the building and entered the Las Vegas’ stage. Paris Las Vegas presents We Will Rock You, the musical based on the music of legendary rock titans Queen. We Will Rock You tells the story of a futuristic world where conformity rules and all musical instruments are outlawed. Told through the sounds and lyrics of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” the battle of the individual against the system is unveiled. The extended engagement at Paris Las Vegas marks the first run of the show in the United States and is presented in association with Robert De Niro’s New York Production Company Tribeca. “Queen’s music is timeless,” said Robert De Niro. “We think this show is going to really rock Las Vegas.” True to the rock spectacle for which Queen is renowned, We Will Rock You features complex laser light effects and six gigantic plasma screens. The show is designed and lit by a team responsible for some of the biggest international theatre productions and rock tours the world has seen. Mark Fisher, production designer, has designed shows for Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. Lighting designer Willie Williams created the acclaimed U2 multi-media shows. Witness We Will Rock You at Les Théâtre des Arts, Mondays and Fridays at 9pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 5pm and 9pm. Tickets are $80.50, $97.50 and $113.50 (inclusive) and can be purchased from the Paris box office or by calling (702) 946-4567. This article was originally published Fall 2004 in 24/7 Magazine.