Digital Press Kit: "We Are the Champions" at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Jun. 28, 2019 / Press Release

We Are the Champions, an original musical celebration of Queen, comes to the main stage at Cotuit Center for the Arts in August 2019 for eight shows, August 8th through the 18th.

Starring the well-known and beloved New York City-based theater and music hall singer Emily Wade Adams, and the exciting, emerging talents of vocal-mates John Connelly and Allie Jason (the Walrus and the Carpenter) and backed by The Queen’s Chorus, a stellar eleven-voice choir featuring Cape theater and Pops favorites Emma Fitzpatrick and Anna McEntee, We Are The Champions performs songs drawn from Queen’s 14 studio albums including hits “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody To Love,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among many others.

Exploring the depth of Queen’s music with powerful soloists, deep choral arrangements accompanied by a blistering rock band, We Are the Champions highlights the artistry and brilliance of this seminal British rock group.

Produced and Directed by drummer Michael Dunford in partnership with Cotuit Center for the Arts, with Music Direction by Malcolm Granger and Choral Direction by Marcia Wytrwal. Lighting design by Greg Hamm (a lighting veteran of many of the New England dates on the Queen II tour) and costume design by Amy Canaday.

The band features notable Cape-area musicians Paul Good on guitar, Jim Peterson on bass, Misao Koyama on piano, Malcolm Granger on guitar and keys and Michael Dunford on drums. This group comprised the pit band for Cotuit Center for the Arts hit Jesus Christ Superstar last March (2018).

Lead Singers

Emily Wade Adams * John Connelly * Allie Jason

The Queen’s Chorus

Marcia Wytwral, Chorus Director
Ashley Bolbrok, Terrance Brady, Rachel Corliss, Emma Fitzpatrick, Sadie Labonte, Jane Loutsenhiser, Madeline Marasa, Anna McEntee, Cody Pimental,
Brandon Prentiss, Thomas White

Band

Malcolm Granger, Music Director, Keys, Guitar
Misao Koyama, Piano
Paul Good, Guitar
Jim Peterson, Bass
Michael Dunford, Drums

Production Team

Lighting Design: Greg Hamm
Sound: Jay Sheehan
Spot Operator: Leila Hoagland
Costumes: Amy Canaday
Hair / Make-up: Tom Crutchfield
Stage Managers; Ashley LaCroix, Bonnie Corliss
Stage hand/Tech assistance: Frank Scanzillo, Eric Johnson, Tina Wagner
Set Design: Bruce Allen

Technical Director: Tristan DiVincenzo

What:

We Are the Champions

Where:

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit

When:

August 8-18, 2019
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 4:00pm

Admission:

Tickets $40, $35 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans

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