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''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by Music/{{Queen}} and Creator/BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.

It first opened in the West End at the Dominion Theatre on May 14, 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. The musical was panned by critics, but was an audience favourite and is the longest-running musical at that venue. The story takes place in a tongue-in-cheek dystopian future where originality and individualism are shunned, and a lone "Dreamer" appears who can fulfill a prophecy that will enable the return of rock 'n roll.

A number of international productions have followed the original, and ''We Will Rock You'' has been seen in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}, UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, Zurich, Vienna, UsefulNotes/NewZealand, UsefulNotes/SouthKorea, UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}, UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} and UsefulNotes/HongKong. A rewritten version played in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 months over 2004-05. As of July 2009, productions are still active in Great Britain and Germany.

A workshop script version of the show lasted up until and around the first few previews, when it was tested and changed accordingly. This can be found sometimes around the net, but is rare.

A sequel is currently in the works, and as of March 2009 a draft has been completed.

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!!The Story:

The time is the future, in a place that was once called Earth. Globalisation is complete! Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It's a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you're a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On Planet Mall all the musical instruments are banned. The Company Computers generate tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance, hits are scheduled years in advance.

But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs. They call that time, The Rhapsody.

Legend persists that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep in rock. The Bohemians need a hero to find this axe and draw it from stone. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man?

But the Ga Ga Cops are also looking for Galileo and if they get him first they will surely drag him before the Killer Queen and consign him to Oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the Hairy One's lost axe? Where is the place of living rock?

Anyway the wind blows.

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!!The Characters:

* Galileo Figaro: The [[TheHero central character]] of the musical; a [[MacGuffin Dreamer]] who hears strange words in his head. The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song ''Bohemian Rhapsody''. Believed to be a reincarnation of Freddie Mercury, though this is debatable.
* Scaramouche: A [[TheLancer sarcastic, cynical]] character and Galileo's [[{{Tsundere}} love interest]]. In the finale she shows talent playing the electric guitar, and another character declares that she is a reincarnation of Brian May, only this time "he's a babe". The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song ''Bohemian Rhapsody''.
* [[NewAgeRetroHippie Pop]]: A [[TheSmartGuy librarian]] trying to figure out the "exact date the music died". He is believed to be named after the creation of reality television talent shows (the example given varies depending on the production, but includes Popstars, Pop Idol, The X Factor, or the relevant regional variant).
* Brit: [[TheBigGuy Brit]], short for Britney Spears, is the main male Bohemian rebel. In other productions, his name is either Paris (short for Paris Hilton), Duff (short for Hilary Duff), Vic (short for Victoria Beckham) or J.B. (short for Jeanette Biedermann).
* Meat: [[TheChick Meat, short for Meat Loaf]], is the main female Bohemian. In some productions, the character is named Oz after Music/OzzyOsbourne.
* Killer Queen: The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive villain]] of the musical, she rules over Planet Mall with an iron fist. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song ''Killer Queen''.
* Khashoggi: Killer Queen's [[StraightMan second-in-command]], Khashoggi is [[OnlySaneMan head of Globalsoft's police]] and carries out Killer Queen's dirty work. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song ''Khashoggi's Ship''.
* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]], Music/BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]], Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, Music/EltonJohn, Jackson Five, Music/{{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Music/CharlotteChurch, Crazy Frog, Music/EddieCochran, Music/AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.
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!!''We Will Rock You'' contains examples of:

* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a {{Stripperiffic}} deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted, in a sense. Galileo, while showing all the typical signs of TroubledButCute, is really only 'bad' because of his dreams, and Scaramouche is quick to break up with him when he is particularly insensitive, or chauvinistic.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Galileo, Scaramouche, and the Bohemians are hated by the Ga Ga society.
* AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped: The show pretty much lives of the 'Don't be like everyone else/Be yourself' aseop.
** Which is ironic, considering how easy it is to get the audience, and people in general, stomping and clapping along to the song ''We Will Rock You''.
* AnythingThatMoves: {{Fanon}} view on Bohemian society.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Pretty much all the named characters in the show, but bonus points to Killer Queen and Scaramouche. Galileo certainly thinks his name is this.
* BadassNormal: This one goes to the biggest, baddest, meanest, nastiest, ugliest, most raging, rapping, rock and rolling, sick, punk, heavy metal, psycho bastard that ever got get down funky. They call him Britney Spears.
** Or whatever name he happens to be going by in the current productions.
* BadToTheBone: While arguably all the songs could stand for this, the two stand outs are the ''Brighton Rock'' and ''Tie Your Mother Down'' instrumentals.
* TheBaroness: The Killer Queen
* BeautifulAllAlong: It could be said that this is the case for Scaramouche, however, she is never really stated as unattractive. The only difference the makeover seems to give her is a boost to her own self confidence when it comes to her body image.
* CanadaEh: Similar to CulturalTranslation, some Canadiana references were peppered throughout its run at the Canon Theater in Toronto. Including Killer Queen ordering her minions to blow up rocks, including Newfoundland, Galileo reciting the I Am Canadian Molson Speech, Galileo also referencing "Sharon, Lois and Bram," also Scaramouche wears Canadian flag underwear. All this, among others.
* ColdBloodedTorture: During ''Flash''.
--> '''Khashoggi''' In fact [[LargeHam HURT THEM ALL!]]
* ComicBookAdaptation: The Tales of Ga Ga. One volume so far, covering the first act of the show. Art is ... questionable
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The laws pretty much enforces this trope.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Killer Queen to the Bohemians.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Sort of. Lyrics are seen as Holy Texts to the Bohemians.
* CulturePolice: Killer Queen and Globalsoft are bent on eliminating all music and, thus, free thought, on Planet Mall, aka Earth.
** Ironically, Killer Queen sings about three songs about throughout the play. This is excusable, though, because it's a musical. And, really, who else but a villain could do ''Another One Bites The Dust''?
* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at Creator/CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. (This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment. ''WWRY'' only lasted 18 months, and Cirque shows continue to proliferate in Vegas.)
* CutSong: Going by the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen workshop script]] quite a lot actually...
* DawsonCasting: Galileo and Scaramouche are meant to be school leaving age, and are often played by performers in their twenties.
* DeadlyEuphemism: When [[spoiler:Khashoggi tells Killer Queen Gallileo and Scaramouche escaped she [[YouHaveFailedMe "Blows his mind"]] as punishment.]]
* DoubleMeaningTitle: "It's not just a title, it's a promise," according to the show's taglines... Frankly, it delivers.
* TheDragon: Khashoggi
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Played with. Galileo and Scaramouche are pretty sure they're going to die, and it's part of what motivates them to confess their feelings.
* DystopianEdict: Under the rule of the Killer Queen and Globalsoft, rock music is not allowed. Granted, this is probably the most legit way to get a plot out of ThePowerOfRock
* EvilLaugh: Khashoggi in ''Flash'' and ''Seven Seas of Rhye''.
* {{Fanservice}} ''Fat Bottomed Girls''. Oh, how that scene is pure fanservice. Although pretty much all of the female outfits qualify in every song.
* FinalLoveDuet: Subverted. Though ''Hammer to Fall'' is certainly the last duet between Galileo and Scaramouche, it serves the purpose of mocking the idea of them falling in love due to them currently being annoyed at each other. (Don't worry - they make up, obviously.)
* FiveManBand: fittingly, Galileo TheHero, Scaramouche TheLancer, Brit TheBigGuy, Pop TheSmartGuy, and Meat TheChick.
* FlippantForgiveness: In the second act
-->'''Scaramouche:''' Don't blame yourself, Gazza. It's not your fault.\\
'''Galileo:''' Thanks, Scaramouche.\\
'''Scaramouche:''' I mean it's not your fault you're a spineless, gutless, whinging little crybaby!
* IrrelevantActOpener: ''One Vision'' to an extent. It shows part of the Ga Ga day - and gives more [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] parallels, but it does seem irrelevant considering how Act One ended.
* IntertwinedFingers: This is an important moment in the show when Scaramouche and Galileo end up holding hands like this during ''Who Wants To Live Forever'' and they realise that actually they've been falling in love since they first met.
* IWantSong: Oh, where to begin. A ''lot'' of the songs could be considered I Want songs to someone or other.
** For Galileo we have ''I Want to Break Free'' [[spoiler: that is, until you click that the only way he can 'break free' from life is to... [[DrivenToSuicide yeah]]...]]
** For Scaramouche it's ''I Want to Break Free'' and ''Somebody to Love''. [[spoiler: Though the latter does seem to be more about her bitter loneliness]]
** For the Bohemians it's ''I Want It All''.
** For the Killer Queen, arguably, ''Play the Game''.
** Khashoggi has ''Seven Seas of Rhye'' which is also one of the more awesome scenes to watch.
** Pop has the melancholic ''These Are the Days of Our Lives'', which is less of a personal want, but more of a desire for a return to simpler times.
* JukeboxMusical: Though it's billed as a [[RockOpera Rock Theatrical]].
* LaResistance: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits The Bohemians]]
* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End. By now, this gets lampshaded in the show: one of the characters tells the tale of a beautiful theatre where ''We Will ock ou'' ran for 150 consecutive years. (After which the subway station outside was ''still under construction''.)
* LostTechnology: The basic premise behind the musical, where music itself (non-programmed) is the Lost Technology.
* LyricalDissonance: Granted, again, it's Queen. ''Somebody to Love'' is the most glaring example, but ''I Want to Break Free'' also counts.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Arguably Meat, but {{Fanon}} usually gives this role to another Bohemian - typically [[FanNickname Cheeky Fairy]].
* MediumAwareness: Whether Galileo is aware of being in a Musical or not during We Will Rock You remains open for debate, that his band knows that they're in a musical is established when they tell the BigBad that they've in fact been in the wings for the whole show.
* MegaCorp: Globalsoft is this, without a doubt. It owns the planet, and has renamed it Planet Mall
* MusicalisInterruptus: Killer Queen starts to sing the opening verse ''Don't Stop Me Now'' to celebrate the defeat of The Bohemians, when she is interrupted by Commander Kashoggi, who informs her that Galileo & Scaramouche were able to escape. He, of course, pays the penalty.
** Averted just once in the London production on the sixth anniversary. The Killer Queeen told Kashoggi that he'd been interrupting her for years and tonight she was going to finish the damn song. It was epic.
*** Also on Freddie Mercury's "60th birthday" performance when McFly came onstage to sing Don't Stop Me Now.
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: To be expected within a musical. The Bohemians do seem like the type of people to randomly burst into song, but the actual music they hear is likely all in their heads.
* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: Khashoggi and the Secret Police find the Heartbreak Hotel
* {{Novelization}}: Well, more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoUlfoNG5fA&feature=feedu comic book adaptation]]
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Khashoggi fits, to an extent.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yep.]]
* ProtestSong: In the context of the musical, both ''I Want to Break Free'' and ''Somebody to Love'' fit.
* RockOperaPlot: Averted. It works out.
* RomanceOnTheSet: [[HappilyMarried Tony Vincent and Aspen Miller]] met in the Las Vegas production.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. The Bohemians list the first two as descriptions of what rock and roll actually is, before admiting that they don't know.
* ShoutOut: Most notably, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed the names of the Bohemians]], and a remarkably high proportion of the dialogue is just straight shout-outs to song lyrics. [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki's]] list of referenced songs reaches well into double figures.
* SinisterShades: Commander Khashoggi.
** In the Toronto version of the musical, he is also shown to have [[MismatchedEyes two different colored eyes]], which might explain why he wears them.
*** Considering the type of character Khashoggi is, it is fully possible he wears the shades to call on this trope.
* SlapSlapKiss: Galileo and Scaramouche. To the point that once they kiss they actually break up ''immediately afterwards'' just to repeat the cycle.
* StepfordSmiler: The Ga Ga kids. So much so that they are described as Stepford Kids in the book.
** But they aren't hiding anything...
*** Depends on your viewing of the show, and how much attention is payed to incidental details. During ''One Vision'' the dance set-up subtly implies that many of the Ga Ga kids may hide Bohemian tendancies.
* VillainSong: [[TheDragon Khashoggi's]] performance of ''The Seven Seas of Rhye'' is performed with all the usual candor of a Villain Song and has a background choir provided by members of La Resistance during ElectricTorture.
** Not the mention the Killer Queen's performances of ''Killer Queen'' and ''Another One Bites the Dust''
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Killer Queen. She does run the planet after all.
* WhatAreYouInFor: How Scaramouche and Galileo meet.
-->'''Scaramouche:''' So, Gazza, why were you arrested?
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Commander Khashoggi, the head of the Globalsoft Secret Police. An OfficerAndAGentleman with peroxide-white hair.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Duh.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Killer Queen to Khashoggi. She doesn't ''kill'' him though, [[spoiler: she just wipes his mind with the orange helmets, which are implied to be his own creation]]
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to:

''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by Music/{{Queen}} and Creator/BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.

It first opened in the West End at the Dominion Theatre on May 14, 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. The musical was panned by critics, but was an audience favourite and is the longest-running musical at that venue. The story takes place in a tongue-in-cheek dystopian future where originality and individualism are shunned, and a lone "Dreamer" appears who can fulfill a prophecy that will enable the return of rock 'n roll.

A number of international productions have followed the original, and ''We Will Rock You'' has been seen in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}, UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, Zurich, Vienna, UsefulNotes/NewZealand, UsefulNotes/SouthKorea, UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}, UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} and UsefulNotes/HongKong. A rewritten version played in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 months over 2004-05. As of July 2009, productions are still active in Great Britain and Germany.

A workshop script version of the show lasted up until and around the first few previews, when it was tested and changed accordingly. This can be found sometimes around the net, but is rare.

A sequel is currently in the works, and as of March 2009 a draft has been completed.

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!!The Story:

The time is the future, in a place that was once called Earth. Globalisation is complete! Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It's a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you're a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On Planet Mall all the musical instruments are banned. The Company Computers generate tunes and everybody downloads them. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway. Nothing is left to chance, hits are scheduled years in advance.

But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs. They call that time, The Rhapsody.

Legend persists that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep in rock. The Bohemians need a hero to find this axe and draw it from stone. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man?

But the Ga Ga Cops are also looking for Galileo and if they get him first they will surely drag him before the Killer Queen and consign him to Oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the Hairy One's lost axe? Where is the place of living rock?

Anyway the wind blows.

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!!The Characters:

* Galileo Figaro: The [[TheHero central character]] of the musical; a [[MacGuffin Dreamer]] who hears strange words in his head. The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song ''Bohemian Rhapsody''. Believed to be a reincarnation of Freddie Mercury, though this is debatable.
* Scaramouche: A [[TheLancer sarcastic, cynical]] character and Galileo's [[{{Tsundere}} love interest]]. In the finale she shows talent playing the electric guitar, and another character declares that she is a reincarnation of Brian May, only this time "he's a babe". The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song ''Bohemian Rhapsody''.
* [[NewAgeRetroHippie Pop]]: A [[TheSmartGuy librarian]] trying to figure out the "exact date the music died". He is believed to be named after the creation of reality television talent shows (the example given varies depending on the production, but includes Popstars, Pop Idol, The X Factor, or the relevant regional variant).
* Brit: [[TheBigGuy Brit]], short for Britney Spears, is the main male Bohemian rebel. In other productions, his name is either Paris (short for Paris Hilton), Duff (short for Hilary Duff), Vic (short for Victoria Beckham) or J.B. (short for Jeanette Biedermann).
* Meat: [[TheChick Meat, short for Meat Loaf]], is the main female Bohemian. In some productions, the character is named Oz after Music/OzzyOsbourne.
* Killer Queen: The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive villain]] of the musical, she rules over Planet Mall with an iron fist. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song ''Killer Queen''.
* Khashoggi: Killer Queen's [[StraightMan second-in-command]], Khashoggi is [[OnlySaneMan head of Globalsoft's police]] and carries out Killer Queen's dirty work. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song ''Khashoggi's Ship''.
* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]], Music/BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]], Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, Music/EltonJohn, Jackson Five, Music/{{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Music/CharlotteChurch, Crazy Frog, Music/EddieCochran, Music/AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.
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!!''We Will Rock You'' contains examples of:

* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a {{Stripperiffic}} deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted, in a sense. Galileo, while showing all the typical signs of TroubledButCute, is really only 'bad' because of his dreams, and Scaramouche is quick to break up with him when he is particularly insensitive, or chauvinistic.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Galileo, Scaramouche, and the Bohemians are hated by the Ga Ga society.
* AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped: The show pretty much lives of the 'Don't be like everyone else/Be yourself' aseop.
** Which is ironic, considering how easy it is to get the audience, and people in general, stomping and clapping along to the song ''We Will Rock You''.
* AnythingThatMoves: {{Fanon}} view on Bohemian society.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Pretty much all the named characters in the show, but bonus points to Killer Queen and Scaramouche. Galileo certainly thinks his name is this.
* BadassNormal: This one goes to the biggest, baddest, meanest, nastiest, ugliest, most raging, rapping, rock and rolling, sick, punk, heavy metal, psycho bastard that ever got get down funky. They call him Britney Spears.
** Or whatever name he happens to be going by in the current productions.
* BadToTheBone: While arguably all the songs could stand for this, the two stand outs are the ''Brighton Rock'' and ''Tie Your Mother Down'' instrumentals.
* TheBaroness: The Killer Queen
* BeautifulAllAlong: It could be said that this is the case for Scaramouche, however, she is never really stated as unattractive. The only difference the makeover seems to give her is a boost to her own self confidence when it comes to her body image.
* CanadaEh: Similar to CulturalTranslation, some Canadiana references were peppered throughout its run at the Canon Theater in Toronto. Including Killer Queen ordering her minions to blow up rocks, including Newfoundland, Galileo reciting the I Am Canadian Molson Speech, Galileo also referencing "Sharon, Lois and Bram," also Scaramouche wears Canadian flag underwear. All this, among others.
* ColdBloodedTorture: During ''Flash''.
--> '''Khashoggi''' In fact [[LargeHam HURT THEM ALL!]]
* ComicBookAdaptation: The Tales of Ga Ga. One volume so far, covering the first act of the show. Art is ... questionable
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The laws pretty much enforces this trope.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Killer Queen to the Bohemians.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Sort of. Lyrics are seen as Holy Texts to the Bohemians.
* CulturePolice: Killer Queen and Globalsoft are bent on eliminating all music and, thus, free thought, on Planet Mall, aka Earth.
** Ironically, Killer Queen sings about three songs about throughout the play. This is excusable, though, because it's a musical. And, really, who else but a villain could do ''Another One Bites The Dust''?
* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at Creator/CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. (This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment. ''WWRY'' only lasted 18 months, and Cirque shows continue to proliferate in Vegas.)
* CutSong: Going by the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen workshop script]] quite a lot actually...
* DawsonCasting: Galileo and Scaramouche are meant to be school leaving age, and are often played by performers in their twenties.
* DeadlyEuphemism: When [[spoiler:Khashoggi tells Killer Queen Gallileo and Scaramouche escaped she [[YouHaveFailedMe "Blows his mind"]] as punishment.]]
* DoubleMeaningTitle: "It's not just a title, it's a promise," according to the show's taglines... Frankly, it delivers.
* TheDragon: Khashoggi
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Played with. Galileo and Scaramouche are pretty sure they're going to die, and it's part of what motivates them to confess their feelings.
* DystopianEdict: Under the rule of the Killer Queen and Globalsoft, rock music is not allowed. Granted, this is probably the most legit way to get a plot out of ThePowerOfRock
* EvilLaugh: Khashoggi in ''Flash'' and ''Seven Seas of Rhye''.
* {{Fanservice}} ''Fat Bottomed Girls''. Oh, how that scene is pure fanservice. Although pretty much all of the female outfits qualify in every song.
* FinalLoveDuet: Subverted. Though ''Hammer to Fall'' is certainly the last duet between Galileo and Scaramouche, it serves the purpose of mocking the idea of them falling in love due to them currently being annoyed at each other. (Don't worry - they make up, obviously.)
* FiveManBand: fittingly, Galileo TheHero, Scaramouche TheLancer, Brit TheBigGuy, Pop TheSmartGuy, and Meat TheChick.
* FlippantForgiveness: In the second act
-->'''Scaramouche:''' Don't blame yourself, Gazza. It's not your fault.\\
'''Galileo:''' Thanks, Scaramouche.\\
'''Scaramouche:''' I mean it's not your fault you're a spineless, gutless, whinging little crybaby!
* IrrelevantActOpener: ''One Vision'' to an extent. It shows part of the Ga Ga day - and gives more [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] parallels, but it does seem irrelevant considering how Act One ended.
* IntertwinedFingers: This is an important moment in the show when Scaramouche and Galileo end up holding hands like this during ''Who Wants To Live Forever'' and they realise that actually they've been falling in love since they first met.
* IWantSong: Oh, where to begin. A ''lot'' of the songs could be considered I Want songs to someone or other.
** For Galileo we have ''I Want to Break Free'' [[spoiler: that is, until you click that the only way he can 'break free' from life is to... [[DrivenToSuicide yeah]]...]]
** For Scaramouche it's ''I Want to Break Free'' and ''Somebody to Love''. [[spoiler: Though the latter does seem to be more about her bitter loneliness]]
** For the Bohemians it's ''I Want It All''.
** For the Killer Queen, arguably, ''Play the Game''.
** Khashoggi has ''Seven Seas of Rhye'' which is also one of the more awesome scenes to watch.
** Pop has the melancholic ''These Are the Days of Our Lives'', which is less of a personal want, but more of a desire for a return to simpler times.
* JukeboxMusical: Though it's billed as a [[RockOpera Rock Theatrical]].
* LaResistance: [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits The Bohemians]]
* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End. By now, this gets lampshaded in the show: one of the characters tells the tale of a beautiful theatre where ''We Will ock ou'' ran for 150 consecutive years. (After which the subway station outside was ''still under construction''.)
* LostTechnology: The basic premise behind the musical, where music itself (non-programmed) is the Lost Technology.
* LyricalDissonance: Granted, again, it's Queen. ''Somebody to Love'' is the most glaring example, but ''I Want to Break Free'' also counts.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Arguably Meat, but {{Fanon}} usually gives this role to another Bohemian - typically [[FanNickname Cheeky Fairy]].
* MediumAwareness: Whether Galileo is aware of being in a Musical or not during We Will Rock You remains open for debate, that his band knows that they're in a musical is established when they tell the BigBad that they've in fact been in the wings for the whole show.
* MegaCorp: Globalsoft is this, without a doubt. It owns the planet, and has renamed it Planet Mall
* MusicalisInterruptus: Killer Queen starts to sing the opening verse ''Don't Stop Me Now'' to celebrate the defeat of The Bohemians, when she is interrupted by Commander Kashoggi, who informs her that Galileo & Scaramouche were able to escape. He, of course, pays the penalty.
** Averted just once in the London production on the sixth anniversary. The Killer Queeen told Kashoggi that he'd been interrupting her for years and tonight she was going to finish the damn song. It was epic.
*** Also on Freddie Mercury's "60th birthday" performance when McFly came onstage to sing Don't Stop Me Now.
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: To be expected within a musical. The Bohemians do seem like the type of people to randomly burst into song, but the actual music they hear is likely all in their heads.
* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: Khashoggi and the Secret Police find the Heartbreak Hotel
* {{Novelization}}: Well, more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoUlfoNG5fA&feature=feedu comic book adaptation]]
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Khashoggi fits, to an extent.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yep.]]
* ProtestSong: In the context of the musical, both ''I Want to Break Free'' and ''Somebody to Love'' fit.
* RockOperaPlot: Averted. It works out.
* RomanceOnTheSet: [[HappilyMarried Tony Vincent and Aspen Miller]] met in the Las Vegas production.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. The Bohemians list the first two as descriptions of what rock and roll actually is, before admiting that they don't know.
* ShoutOut: Most notably, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed the names of the Bohemians]], and a remarkably high proportion of the dialogue is just straight shout-outs to song lyrics. [[TheOtherWiki The Other Wiki's]] list of referenced songs reaches well into double figures.
* SinisterShades: Commander Khashoggi.
** In the Toronto version of the musical, he is also shown to have [[MismatchedEyes two different colored eyes]], which might explain why he wears them.
*** Considering the type of character Khashoggi is, it is fully possible he wears the shades to call on this trope.
* SlapSlapKiss: Galileo and Scaramouche. To the point that once they kiss they actually break up ''immediately afterwards'' just to repeat the cycle.
* StepfordSmiler: The Ga Ga kids. So much so that they are described as Stepford Kids in the book.
** But they aren't hiding anything...
*** Depends on your viewing of the show, and how much attention is payed to incidental details. During ''One Vision'' the dance set-up subtly implies that many of the Ga Ga kids may hide Bohemian tendancies.
* VillainSong: [[TheDragon Khashoggi's]] performance of ''The Seven Seas of Rhye'' is performed with all the usual candor of a Villain Song and has a background choir provided by members of La Resistance during ElectricTorture.
** Not the mention the Killer Queen's performances of ''Killer Queen'' and ''Another One Bites the Dust''
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Killer Queen. She does run the planet after all.
* WhatAreYouInFor: How Scaramouche and Galileo meet.
-->'''Scaramouche:''' So, Gazza, why were you arrested?
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Commander Khashoggi, the head of the Globalsoft Secret Police. An OfficerAndAGentleman with peroxide-white hair.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Duh.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Killer Queen to Khashoggi. She doesn't ''kill'' him though, [[spoiler: she just wipes his mind with the orange helmets, which are implied to be his own creation]]
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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]], Music/BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, Boy George, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, Music/EltonJohn, Jackson Five, Music/{{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Crazy Frog, Music/EddieCochran, AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.

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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]], Music/BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, [[Music/CultureClub Boy George, George]], Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, Music/EltonJohn, Jackson Five, Music/{{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Music/CharlotteChurch, Crazy Frog, Music/EddieCochran, AvrilLavigne, Music/AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.



* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripperific]] deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]].

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* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a DeadpanSnarker and became a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripperific]] {{Stripperiffic}} deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]].



* HeyItsThatGuy: The original Pop is [[TheYoungOnes Neil]]
** The Dreamer is the [[AmericanIdiot patron saint of the denial]]
** The London production's band has featured keyboardist Spike Edney (who was Queen's touring keyboardist in 1986 and subsequently played with Brian May and Roger Taylor on their solo albums and as a member of Queen+Paul Rodgers).
** The Las Vegas production has featured an unusually large proportion of the Neverland Express (MeatLoaf's touring band), including drummer John Miceli, guitarist Paul Crook, and backing vocalists Patti Russo (who played the Killer Queen) and Aspen Miller (who played Scaramouche).



* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End. By now, this gets lampshaded in the show: one of the characters tells the tale of a beautiful theatre where ''WeWillRockYou'' ran for 150 consecutive years. (After which the subway station outside was ''still under construction''.)

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* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End. By now, this gets lampshaded in the show: one of the characters tells the tale of a beautiful theatre where ''WeWillRockYou'' ''We Will ock ou'' ran for 150 consecutive years. (After which the subway station outside was ''still under construction''.)



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: {{Lampshaded}}. The Bohemians list the first two as descriptions of what rock and roll actually is, before admiting that they don't know.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: {{Lampshaded}}.[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. The Bohemians list the first two as descriptions of what rock and roll actually is, before admiting that they don't know.



10th May '13 9:31:53 AM Sapphirea2
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* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment -- the Cirque shows are still running there...

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* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at CirqueDuSoleil Creator/CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. This (This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment -- the FunnyAneurysmMoment. ''WWRY'' only lasted 18 months, and Cirque shows are still running there...continue to proliferate in Vegas.)
22nd Apr '13 7:28:30 PM JIKTV
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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included PaulMcCartney, BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, {{Beyonce}}, {{Madonna}}, AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, Boy George, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, EltonJohn, Jackson Five, {{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Crazy Frog, EddieCochran, AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.

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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included PaulMcCartney, BruceSpringsteen, [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]], Music/BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, {{Beyonce}}, {{Madonna}}, AmyWinehouse, Music/{{Beyonce}}, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, Boy George, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, EltonJohn, Music/EltonJohn, Jackson Five, {{Prince}}, Music/{{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Crazy Frog, EddieCochran, Music/EddieCochran, AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.
Aiken.
13th Feb '13 3:18:11 PM BestOf
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''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by Music/{{Queen}} and BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.

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''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by Music/{{Queen}} and BenElton.Creator/BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.
31st Oct '12 6:20:15 AM Solle
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* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End.

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* LongRunners: It's the longest running musical in the Dominion Theatre, and one of the longest running on the West End. By now, this gets lampshaded in the show: one of the characters tells the tale of a beautiful theatre where ''WeWillRockYou'' ran for 150 consecutive years. (After which the subway station outside was ''still under construction''.)
4th Oct '12 5:04:09 PM MarkLungo
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''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by {{Queen}} and BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.

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''We Will Rock You'' (''WWRY'' or ''Rock You'' for short) is a JukeboxMusical by {{Queen}} Music/{{Queen}} and BenElton. The musical was first produced in London by Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil [=McIntyre=] Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions, with Christopher Renshaw as director, Mark Fisher as the production designer, Willie Williams as the lighting designer, Williams & Fisher as co-video directors, Tim Goodchild as the costume designer, Arlene Phillips as choreographer and Bobby Aitken as sound designer.



A number of international productions have followed the original, and ''We Will Rock You'' has been seen in Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Zurich, Vienna, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. A rewritten version played in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 months over 2004-05. As of July 2009, productions are still active in Great Britain and Germany.

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A number of international productions have followed the original, and ''We Will Rock You'' has been seen in Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, Japan, South Africa, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}, UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, Zurich, Vienna, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Bangkok UsefulNotes/NewZealand, UsefulNotes/SouthKorea, UsefulNotes/{{Singapore}}, UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}} and Hong Kong.UsefulNotes/HongKong. A rewritten version played in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 months over 2004-05. As of July 2009, productions are still active in Great Britain and Germany.
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A workshop script version of the show lasted up until and around the first few previews, when it was tested and changed accordingly. This can be found sometimes around the net, but is rare.

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A workshop script version of the show lasted up until and around the first few previews, when it was tested and changed accordingly. This can be found sometimes around the net, but is rare.
rare.



* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] and became a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripperific]] deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]].

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* AdrenalineMakeover: Scaramouche gets one when she and Galileo make it to the Bohemians. However she started out as a [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] DeadpanSnarker and became a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripperific]] deadpan snarker after the [[OfCorsetsSexy makeover]]. makeover]].



* AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped: The show pretty much lives of the 'Don't be like everyone else/Be yourself' aseop.

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* AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped: The show pretty much lives of the 'Don't be like everyone else/Be yourself' aseop.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: Pretty much all the named characters in the show, but bonus points to Killer Queen and Scaramouche. Galileo certainly thinks his name is this.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Pretty much all the named characters in the show, but bonus points to Killer Queen and Scaramouche. Galileo certainly thinks his name is this.



** Or whatever name he happens to be going by in the current productions.
* BadToTheBone: While arguably all the songs could stand for this, the two stand outs are the ''Brighton Rock'' and ''Tie Your Mother Down'' instrumentals.

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** Or whatever name he happens to be going by in the current productions.
productions.
* BadToTheBone: While arguably all the songs could stand for this, the two stand outs are the ''Brighton Rock'' and ''Tie Your Mother Down'' instrumentals.



--> '''Khashoggi''' In fact [[LargeHam HURT THEM ALL!]]

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--> '''Khashoggi''' In fact [[LargeHam HURT THEM ALL!]] ALL!]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Killer Queen to the Bohemians.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Sort of. Lyrics are seen as Holy Texts to the Bohemians.
* CulturePolice: Killer Queen and Globalsoft are bent on eliminating all music and, thus, free thought, on Planet Mall, aka Earth.
** Ironically, Killer Queen sings about three songs about throughout the play. This is excusable, though, because it's a musical. And, really, who else but a villain could do ''Another One Bites The Dust''?
* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment -- the Cirque shows are still running there...

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Killer Queen to the Bohemians.
Bohemians.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: Sort of. Lyrics are seen as Holy Texts to the Bohemians.
Bohemians.
* CulturePolice: Killer Queen and Globalsoft are bent on eliminating all music and, thus, free thought, on Planet Mall, aka Earth.
Earth.
** Ironically, Killer Queen sings about three songs about throughout the play. This is excusable, though, because it's a musical. And, really, who else but a villain could do ''Another One Bites The Dust''?
Dust''?
* CulturalTranslation: The Las Vegas version (so far, the only U.S. staging) was rewritten to set the Seven Seas of Rhye in Vegas (long since flooded thanks to global warming), and [[spoiler:Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion, replaced Wembley Stadium in the climax]]. Vegas-specific jokes were added, including a Bohemian named Wayne Newton, Galileo having a bad dream about Celine Dion, and a TakeThat at CirqueDuSoleil when Pop claims a Queen musical was so successful in Vegas that it ran the Cirque shows out of town. This is now a FunnyAneurysmMoment -- the Cirque shows are still running there...



* DawsonCasting: Galileo and Scaramouche are meant to be school leaving age, and are often played by performers in their twenties.

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* DawsonCasting: Galileo and Scaramouche are meant to be school leaving age, and are often played by performers in their twenties.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Played with. Galileo and Scaramouche are pretty sure they're going to die, and it's part of what motivates them to confess their feelings.

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Played with. Galileo and Scaramouche are pretty sure they're going to die, and it's part of what motivates them to confess their feelings.



* IrrelevantActOpener: ''One Vision'' to an extent. It shows part of the Ga Ga day - and gives more [[NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] parallels, but it does seem irrelevant considering how Act One ended.
* IntertwinedFingers: This is an important moment in the show when Scaramouche and Galileo end up holding hands like this during ''Who Wants To Live Forever'' and they realise that actually they've been falling in love since they first met.

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* IrrelevantActOpener: ''One Vision'' to an extent. It shows part of the Ga Ga day - and gives more [[NineteenEightyFour [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Orwellian]] parallels, but it does seem irrelevant considering how Act One ended.
* IntertwinedFingers: This is an important moment in the show when Scaramouche and Galileo end up holding hands like this during ''Who Wants To Live Forever'' and they realise that actually they've been falling in love since they first met.



** Khashoggi has ''Seven Seas of Rhye'' which is also one of the more awesome scenes to watch.
** Pop has the melancholic ''These Are the Days of Our Lives'', which is less of a personal want, but more of a desire for a return to simpler times.

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** Khashoggi has ''Seven Seas of Rhye'' which is also one of the more awesome scenes to watch.
watch.
** Pop has the melancholic ''These Are the Days of Our Lives'', which is less of a personal want, but more of a desire for a return to simpler times.



* LostTechnology: The basic premise behind the musical, where music itself (non-programmed) is the Lost Technology.

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* LostTechnology: The basic premise behind the musical, where music itself (non-programmed) is the Lost Technology.



* MediumAwareness: Whether Galileo is aware of being in a Musical or not during We Will Rock You remains open for debate, that his band knows that they're in a musical is established when they tell the BigBad that they've in fact been in the wings for the whole show.

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* MediumAwareness: Whether Galileo is aware of being in a Musical or not during We Will Rock You remains open for debate, that his band knows that they're in a musical is established when they tell the BigBad that they've in fact been in the wings for the whole show.



* MusicalisInterruptus: Killer Queen starts to sing the opening verse ''Don't Stop Me Now'' to celebrate the defeat of The Bohemians, when she is interrupted by Commander Kashoggi, who informs her that Galileo & Scaramouche were able to escape. He, of course, pays the penalty.

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* MusicalisInterruptus: Killer Queen starts to sing the opening verse ''Don't Stop Me Now'' to celebrate the defeat of The Bohemians, when she is interrupted by Commander Kashoggi, who informs her that Galileo & Scaramouche were able to escape. He, of course, pays the penalty.



* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: Khashoggi and the Secret Police find the Heartbreak Hotel

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* NiceJobGuidingUsHero: Khashoggi and the Secret Police find the Heartbreak Hotel Hotel



* OfficerAndAGentleman: Khashoggi fits, to an extent.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yep.]]

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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Khashoggi fits, to an extent.
extent.
* ThePowerOfRock: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yep.]] ]]



* SinisterShades: Commander Khashoggi.
** In the Toronto version of the musical, he is also shown to have [[MismatchedEyes two different colored eyes]], which might explain why he wears them.
*** Considering the type of character Khashoggi is, it is fully possible he wears the shades to call on this trope.
* SlapSlapKiss: Galileo and Scaramouche. To the point that once they kiss they actually break up ''immediately afterwards'' just to repeat the cycle.
* StepfordSmiler: The Ga Ga kids. So much so that they are described as Stepford Kids in the book.

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* SinisterShades: Commander Khashoggi.
Khashoggi.
** In the Toronto version of the musical, he is also shown to have [[MismatchedEyes two different colored eyes]], which might explain why he wears them.
them.
*** Considering the type of character Khashoggi is, it is fully possible he wears the shades to call on this trope.
trope.
* SlapSlapKiss: Galileo and Scaramouche. To the point that once they kiss they actually break up ''immediately afterwards'' just to repeat the cycle.
cycle.
* StepfordSmiler: The Ga Ga kids. So much so that they are described as Stepford Kids in the book.



*** Depends on your viewing of the show, and how much attention is payed to incidental details. During ''One Vision'' the dance set-up subtly implies that many of the Ga Ga kids may hide Bohemian tendancies.

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*** Depends on your viewing of the show, and how much attention is payed to incidental details. During ''One Vision'' the dance set-up subtly implies that many of the Ga Ga kids may hide Bohemian tendancies.



** Not the mention the Killer Queen's performances of ''Killer Queen'' and ''Another One Bites the Dust''
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Killer Queen. She does run the planet after all.
* WhatAreYouInFor: How Scaramouche and Galileo meet.

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** Not the mention the Killer Queen's performances of ''Killer Queen'' and ''Another One Bites the Dust''
Dust''
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Killer Queen. She does run the planet after all.
all.
* WhatAreYouInFor: How Scaramouche and Galileo meet.



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21st Feb '12 7:16:01 PM Bastard1
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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included Paul [=McCartney=], BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, {{Beyonce}}, {{Madonna}}, AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, Boy George, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, EltonJohn, Jackson Five, {{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Crazy Frog, Eddie Cochran, AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.

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* Other Bohemians: The other Bohemians have constantly changing names following media trends. These are usually music-related, and have included Paul [=McCartney=], PaulMcCartney, BruceSpringsteen, Robbie Williams, {{Beyonce}}, {{Madonna}}, AmyWinehouse, Bob the Builder, Cheeky Fairy, Boy George, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, EltonJohn, Jackson Five, {{Prince}}, Burton Cummings, John Farnham, Charlotte Church, Crazy Frog, Eddie Cochran, EddieCochran, AvrilLavigne, Shania Twain, Lily Allen, Kelly Osbourne and Clay Aiken.
26th Nov '11 3:53:09 PM MagBas
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* AuthorAvatar: Some complain that Scaramouche is a GenderFlip version of this. Given that she is written by BenElton, who [[TheThinBlueLine does have a history of this]], they may have a point. As always, YourMileageMayVary.
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