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We Will Rock You captures Queen's over-the-top vibe

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We Will Rock You at the Fisher Theatre 4-1-13

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The worldwide smash hit musical We Will Rock You has made its way to Detroit opening at the Fisher Theatre on Tuesday and running through Sunday, April 13.

The musical is created by British comedian and writer Ben Elton and features a score of Queen's biggest songs from "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" to "We Are The Champions" and "We Will Rock You".

Subtle is one word that would never be used to describe Queen's music and the same can certainly be said for We Will Rock You.

The musical does a great job of staying true to the over-the-top vibe that the band brought to each and every one of their songs.

Set in a future world that is run by a global Internet corporation that has banned all forms of individuality, We Will Rock You revolves around the idea of a "Bohemian" group of outcasts who are determined to bring rock back to life.

They believe they have found their savior in Galileo Figaro (Brian Justin Crum) who dreams of classic rock moments and hears lyrics in his head.

Gal, along with his rebel rock girlfirend Scaramouche (Ruby Lewis) set out on a journey to find the place where rock and roll still lives on.

Yes, the storyline is a bit lacking in subtlety and is extremely campy but in a very self aware way that allows the cast to play up the goofiness for all its worth and allows Queen's music to naturally flow through to the conclusion.

It's a fun two and a half hour journey that allows the audience to just go with the flow and enjoy themselves.

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