Since classes began, theatre students at Eastern Oregon University have been preparing for their fall production of “We Will Rock You.” Curtains rise at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 to 16, plus a matinee show at 2 p.m., Nov. 17. Strategically chosen by theatre professor Mike Heather and music professor Peter Wordelman, “We Will Rock You” has something for everyone. Heather, who directs the show, called it, “a rock concert with a plot and a love story.” The rock music of Queen is strung into a story. Since forming in 1970 in London, the band spread its reach world-wide. With the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a movie depicting the life of the lead singer Freddie Mercury, “the production is topical and relevant,” Heather said.
The theatre department has been known to connect EOU and the greater community through musicals and plays, fulfilling its role as “the cultural hub of the region,” Heather said. Between 20 cast members, the EOU Chamber Choir and a five-piece rock band, “We Will Rock You” promises high-quality vocals, spectacular dance numbers, and exceptional production quality.
EOU students have free admission with their ID, and general admission is $15. Tickets can be bought online through the theater department or purchased at the box office located in Loso Hall.