Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic

It’s A Kinda Magic starring Giles Taylor at 8 p.m., July 21st at the Celebrity Theatre

Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Under Pressure” and “Fat-Bottomed Girls.” Painstaking detail has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Freddie Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of Brian May and the groundbreaking rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and an explosive international cast, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing.

Mercury has been taken on by respected Canadian performer and multi-instrumentalist Giles Taylor. Taylor’s accomplished career has seen him travel the world over the past 13 years, performing with artists such as Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Gabrielle, Rick Wakeman, The Moody Blues, Martin Taylor, Richard O’Brien, Sir Jimmy Tarbuck and Dennis Waterman.

The show is good enough to have attracted the attention, endorsement and eventual involvement of Peter Freestone, Mercury’s former personal assistant and biographer. After reviewing the show while in Singapore in 2007, Freestone was duly impressed and contacted promoter John Van Grinsven with his compliments. A friendship ensued and Freestone now tours with Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic where his schedule allows, acting as a consultant for the show. Freestone said, “I have not seen another show in the world do it better. Their name is well deserved. They truly are a kinda magic.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets ($52 and $72) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. Celebrity Theatre is located 4 blocks south of the Loop 202 freeway, at 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix.