We Will Rock You: A modern tribute to Queen’s biggest hits

Ben Adams and Alexandra Rotan pay a powerful tribute to Queen’s iconic songs. 

By Michael Hartmann. March 19, 2023

(Photo via oslospektrum.no)

Here we go: The story is set exactly 300 years into the future. It is forbidden to play musical instruments, and rock music is not allowed. The young Galileo Figaro hears strange words in his head, mostly song lyrics.

This role was played by the lead singer of pop group a1, Ben Adams. His joking, singing, dancing, and convincing performance brought the character to life in an amazing way.

Norwegian singer Alexandra Rotan played the role of Scaramouche, a cynical character and Galileo’s love interest. 

Their incredible performances left me speechless!

Ben Adams and Alexandra Rotan (Photo via Instagram/alexandrarotan).

From Wikipedia:

The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same.

Here’s a promo video from the Norwegian production company:

Because I was unfamiliar with the storyline, I had difficulty understanding some of the characters. I found their interactions fascinating, but what did it mean?

As it turned out, I had no reason to worry. The show is filled with great songs. A glimpse of the cast’s vocal performances can be seen here:

It takes big voices to sing big songs, which are provided by Ben Adams, Alexandra Rotan, and the talented cast. Their incredible performances left me speechless!

The audience at Oslo Spektrum sang along. Queen’s timeless songs were enjoyed by all.

Grab your tickets and enjoy two hours of amazing rock music if this musical comes to a city near you. It’s a tribute to Queen that will leave you speechless, and you’ll likely sing along for days afterward.

Here are some legendary rock songs:

I Want To Break Free:

We Will Rock You:

Who Wants To Live Forever:

Somebody To Love:

We Are The Champions:

Here’s the complete soundtrack from the original London Cast. Enjoy!

Oslo Spektrum stage view:

Related story: My backstage interview with Ben Adams. He talks about Vulkan Arena and rehearsals for We Will Rock You:

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Read more about the musical on queenonline.com.