We Will Rock You
Music and Lyrics by Queen Book by Ben Elton
Director Saccha Dennis
In 1994, I was in Denver, Colorado to give a conference presentation on Selenium: Beyond Glutathione Peroxidase. Arriving the day before, I looked at the local newspaper to see what the theatre scene was like. A couple of blocks from my hotel, at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts, a play about Janis Joplin was on and I bought a ticket. Though I did not know the term at the time, "Love Janis", which wove her music into aspects of her life story, was the first "jukebox musical" I saw. I remembered this, when I saw We Will Rock You, described as a jukebox musical featuring the music of Queen.