I have to admit that I am missing the gay gene responsible for the ability to appreciate musical theater. I attended several musicals in high school as part of my involvement with Drama Club and Show Choir (I was a geek, in case I haven’t mentioned it before), but I rarely enjoyed them. There were a handful I somewhat enjoyed (Phantom of the Opera and Big River), but even in those cases I would get bored at some point during the three hours and stare down at my program, desperately counting the songs until it was over. And we won’t even get started on the ones I hated. I don’t believe in hell, but–if I did–I think it would involve having to sit through neverending productions of Grand Hotel and Starlight Express.
That being said, though, I love the band Queen, and would recommend We Will Rock You even to those of you who don’t usually enjoy musicals (though having an appreciation for Queen is probably essential).