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'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature
'We Will Rock You' totally misses Queen's mercurial nature

What a betrayal. That's what I kept thinking during the long, slow slog through rock 'n' roll cliché that is "We Will Rock You," the jukebox musical built around the songs of Queen that opened Wednesday night at the Ahmanson Theatre. A king-sized success in London, where it closed in May after a 12-year run, the show (now on its first U.S. tour) uses Queen's hits — "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites the Dust" — to fill the considerable holes in a barely there story set in a corporatized dystopia in which hand-played music has been outlawed in favor of computer-tooled pop. Why did...

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