On December 30th at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey, Florida, the Celebrating Queen 3-man show ‘Freddie: Songs of a Legend’ played to a packed house and a wonderful audience. JJ Midnight, Cj Midnight, and Shane McDonald entertained the audience with a number of Freddie Mercury and Queen hits in this wonderful 2-hour show presented by the “Everybody Sings Project“.
There were obviously several Queen fans in the house, sporting Queen merchandise, including T-shirts, caps, hoodies, and badges. We later gave away some of our merch, with some members of the audience winning Celebrating Queen T-shirts as they were randomly thrown to the audience. The show started at 8 pm with “It’s a Beautiful Day” from the Made in Heaven album and then the set progressed chronologically for the first hour, from Doin’ Alright to Play the Game. The set then includes numbers like These Are the Days of Our Lives, Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow, and Let Me Live.
During the show, the audience also had a visual element, which included some historical facts about Freddie and Queen, starting from Freddie’s birth in 1946 all the way to the present day. This addition made this show the first full theatrical performance of the Freddie Mercury Show in Florida. This was very much appreciated by the audience.
Some of the songs which got the greatest audience reactions included, Love of My Life, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, and Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon. There were also some deep cuts for those not familiar with the Queen material, including You Take My Breath Away and Nevermore.
Some of the comments from those attending the New Port Richey show can be found below;
Your personal commentary about the songs, along with the information displayed on the screen about the songs and of Freddie Mercury/Queen really added to the experience.
I hope you and your team never loose sight of how much joy you bring to the audience.
Thanks for a stellar evening!
The icing on the cake was meeting you.
I felt like an 80-year-old teenager.
Your group are great performers..so happy to have met you. Nancy
“GREAT SHOW….You have some pipes sir!
Your harmonies are on point, and as a former keyboard player myself, I love the guy from Ireland!
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