13 Jan 2022

EMPIRE THEATRES ANNOUNCE A CAST FIT FOR QUEEN

The Empire Theatres are thrilled to announce an incredibly talented lineup of performers who will take on the legendary music of Queen in the 2022 blockbuster jukebox musical, We Will Rock You.  

This highly energetic rock and roll musical featuring hits including Killer Queen, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You will be performed across six shows from Friday March 18- Saturday March 26.

After it’s initial popularity, an extra row of premium seats have been released for each performance of We Will Rock You and are still available to purchase now.

Set in a dystopian future where globalization and consumerism rules all and resistance is growing, We Will Rock You follows young rebels Galileo and Scaramouche as they risk everything to rediscover rock in a world where musical instruments are banned.   

Leading the cast as the rebellious Galileo is Surfer’s Paradise performer, Bryn Jenke who will come to the Empire Theatre fresh his current role from performing as a Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on the Gold Coast.

Georgia Spark returns to the Empire Theatre stage after her debut as Lauren in Empire Theatre’s Kinky Boots (2019), taking on the incredible role of galactic villain, Killer Queen. A musical theatre Queensland Conservatorium graduate, Spark comes to the Empire Theatre after touring across Queensland with Blue Gum Farm TV.

After performing as Ali in the highly popular 2020 production of Mamma Mia, 18-year-old Kate Hudson- James will join the principle cast as Scaramouche, as well as Justin Tamblyn as Commander Khashoggi, whose scene stealing performances as Bert in the Empire Theatre’s Mary Poppins (2015), Fiyero in Wicked (2017) and the Angel known as Sherbert Bomb in Kinky Boots (2019) have established him as a firm Empire Theatre stage favourite.

Impressive young performer Lauren Baryla, whose previous credits include Jane in the Empire Theatres Mary Poppins (2015) takes the stage as rebel Oz and Jacob Krog (Galileo – Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society’s We Will Rock You 2021) takes his place alongside her as fellow rebel Brit. Tristan James (Bill- Empire Theatres 2020 Mamma Mia!) completes the principle cast as  bohemian musical librarian Buddy.

 An exceptional ensemble cast and highly skilled band made up of talented local performers will also be on stage to bring this show to life.

CAST

Galileo Figaro Bryn Jenke  
Scaramouche Kate Hudson-James  
Killer Queen Georgia Spark  
Commander Khashoggi Justin Tamblyn  
Oz Lauren Baryla  
Brit Jacob Krog  
Buddy Tristan James  
     
ENSEMBLE Micah Adamson Elisabeth Kirby
  Brock Alexander Kendal Lane
  Dylan Ashton Lucy Panitz
  Vicki Bravery Dave Pascoe
  Phoebe Cheetham Rebecca Peake
  Katie Commens Holly Petersen
  Dani Cripps Viktoria Pfeiffer
  Emma Erdis Jackson Poole
  Ruben Fitton Mary Quade
  Sarah-Beth Geoghegan Russell Reynolds
  Sebrina Jensen Isabella Shelton
  Nicholas Joy William Thomas
  Bianca Verblakt  
     
VOCAL BACKING Shannon Gralow Laurie Nicol
  Caitlin Nass Tiapye Saal
 

 

 

BAND

Music Director / Keys Craig Renshaw
Keys Melissa Buchholz
Guitar 1 Dale Robbins
Guitar 2 Mark Chalmers
Bass Andrew Will
Drums Kosta Theodosis
Percussion Christina Marangelli

For more information or to book tickets visit https://empiretheatre.com.au/event/957/we-will-rock-you