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    August 05, 2022
    Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, will continue their summer season with We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. Featuring twenty-four of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, We Will Rock You is a futurist adventure set in a time when live music is banned on earth. The kids are in rebellion, fighting against the all powerful Globalsoft Corporation which controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop music.

    A hero is needed who can help them rediscover themselves – and live music. Could the arrival of ‘The Dreamer,’ the young Galileo Figaro, be that man? Can he help them break their chains…?

    We Will Rock You is directed and choreographed by Daniel Gold with musical direction by Michael McBride. Costume Design is by Bryce Turgeon with Light Design by Cameron L. Strandin, Props Design by Callie Hester, Projection Design by Orion Forte and Sound Design by Abirami Senthil.  Chelsey Steinmetz is the Production Stage Manager.

    The cast features Kai Brown as Galileo, Makenzie Ruff and Scaramouche, Aria Evans as Killer Queen, Bryant Howard as Khashoggi, Isabella Abuan as Oz, Errol Service, Jr. as Brit and Darren Mangler as Buddy. The ensemble features the entire TLP Resident Company.

    On Friday, August 19, stick around after the show for the Page to Stage talk back series. You can meet the company and ask questions about the show and get a glimpse of behind the scenes. On the weekends before each show, The Tiki Bar on the deck opens two hours before curtain with a variety of food options and beer and wine for purchase. One hour before show time, members of the Resident Company come down to The Lake Stage to entertain as you enjoy food and a drink before the show. No reservations are necessary for this free show.

    TLP’s Annual GALA will be held on August 20 at the Playhouse. The Annual GALA is TLP’s biggest fundraiser and features food, live and silent auctions, and entertainment provided by the company. Tickets are available on the TLP website. The 2022 Season will be announced after the GALA at a Cabaret-style show on the Lake Stage.

    Information and tickets for all Timber Lake events are available online at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or by calling the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. The Box Office is open daily from 10:00 until intermission on show days and until 5:00 on days without shows.

     We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
    Timber Lake Playhouse – Where you Come for the Show, Stay for the Experience

    Dan Danielowski, Executive Director
    dan@timberlakeplayhouse.org, (815) 244-2048