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'We Will Rock You' opens national tour at Baltimore's Hippodrome
'We Will Rock You' opens national tour at Baltimore's Hippodrome

There's a straightforward, high-octane jukebox musical screaming 'I want to break free' from 'We Will Rock You,' the overstuffed, more or less entertaining tribute to the famed band Queen that opened its North American tour at the Hippodrome Tuesday night. The show, which started out 11 years ago in London and is still running strong there, painstakingly weaves two dozen songs through a sci-fi scenario that makes the plots of ABBA-fueled "Mamma Mia" or heavy metal salute "Rock of Ages" seem downright Shakespearean by comparison. There's enough fun stuff in Ben Elton’s script to generate a neat little 75- or 90-minute romp. But...

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