QUEEN of the Night

Saturday, April 2 at 8PM and Sunday, April 3 at 2PM
Royce Hall in Westwood

One hundred fifty voices performed more than a dozen iconic songs from Queen and Freddie Mercury. Bohemian RhapsodySomebody to Love, and We Will Rock You are among the best pop/rock anthems ever written and the Chorus brought them to life as you’ve never heard before. This two-act show featured four production dance numbers that only GMCLA could truly deliver, including I Want to Break Free (previously banned on MTV). A sprinkling of gorgeous arias and Mercury’s exquisite Barcelona rounded out a spectacular mash-up of rock and opera. GMCLA Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison conducted the Chorus, with choreography by Janet Roston.

Download and view the Concert Program here.

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Royce Hall

“The sound is exceptionally bright, smooth and
well balanced, something of an acoustic miracle.”
-Los Angeles Times

GMCLA returns to live, in-person performances and presents all three concerts at UCLA’s Royce Hall, where it performed in the 1990s prior to the building’s restoration.

The extraordinary history of performing arts presentations at Royce Hall is rooted in the late 1930s, when George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Arnold Schoenberg and Jimmy Dorsey’s Band all performed at this exquisite venue. Since then, the theatre has featured many illustrious artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Twyla Tharp and Frank Zappa. Today Royce Hall continues to be a premiere performing arts destination.

Your GMCLA experience at Royce Hall will be safe, comfortable and unforgettable!

General Information

Royce Hall is located on the North Campus of UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Parking for Royce Hall is available in Parking Structure 5 located at: 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Guest drop is closest at the turnaround at the front of Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

COVID-19 and Safety Policies: For the safety of all artists, audiences and staff, Royce Hall is currently seating at 50% capacity of the house per event to ensure social distancing. All patrons who attend a performance at Royce Hall will be required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination or provide proof of the negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the venue. Masks are required to be always worn during a performance.

Special Guest Stars

Brian Justin Crum: Photo by Kevin Laubbacher

Brian Justin Crum became a viral sensation with his cover of Radiohead’s Creep on “America’s Got Talent,”amassing over 100 million views online, and Somebody to Love and Never Enough, which entered the iTunes Pop Charts. He has had an expansive career in the arts, getting his start on Broadway at just 18 years old in Wicked. He starred alongside Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and Brian d’Arcy James in the Pulitzer Prize–winning Next to Normal, and Queen’s rock theatrical We Will Rock You, where he got to perform alongside original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as Grease and The Addams Family. His first single, Show Me Love, reached #2 on the Billboard Dance Charts and was named in the top 10 dance records alongside Rihanna, Dua Lipa and Ed Sheeran. He will make his return to the musical stage this fall starring in Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Edenopposite Deborah Cox and Norm Lewis in Chicago.

Alaysha Fox

Soprano Alaysha Fox is an emerging artist based in Los Angeles. Currently Ms. Fox is a member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. This fall she makes her LA Opera mainstage debut in Verdi’s Aida as the Priestess. This past summer Ms. Fox joined the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers, where she sang the role of Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro. Recently Ms. Fox was seen as Erstes Mädchen in Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen with the LA Philharmonic.

Moments from the Queen of the Night

Photography by James Geiger

QUEEN of the night was a smashing success with 150 amazing members on stage led by our Music Director, and nine incredible musicians in the pit! The Chorus sang and danced spectacularly in an ambitious show that, as one longtime fan put it, “was one for the ages!” There were 2200 in the hall and we could not have been happier to perform for them!

The Concert Program

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