After a smash-hit season of Strictly Ballroom, Encore Theatre Company is putting together its newest musical.
The first full rehearsal for We Will Rock You was on Saturday, with the eight-piece live rock band and 39-member singing cast coming together to combine their talents.
And the team is already sounding and looking pretty damn good.
Director Belinda King said the show should be another stellar run to add to the Encore repertoire.
"I'm really, really pleased [with how its looking so far]," she said.
"Today is about bringing the musicians together with the performers, and the rehearsals from now until we open will be full runs of the show."
We Will Rock You features the songs of Queen, brought to audiences through live performance along with snippets of the real voice of Freddie Mercury and the original recordings of the classic tracks.
The show is not a biopic, like Oscar-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rather, it tells the story of a dystopian future world replete of any rock music, set on an iPlanet.
Everything is rosy, with no wars, disagreement with the government, or conflict of any sort - but the catch is, there is no individual thought or expression.
"It's a bit of a sci-fi, futuristic feel," King said.
"I actually feel it's more relevant now than when it was written in 2002, because it talks a lot about being online, and Facebook and Twitter and those kinds of things.
"Just about everybody is online now."
One man can hear songs from the rock and roll past calling to him from within his own head. He embarks on an epic quest to find the "buried axe" - the guitar of Brian May - and save humanity from living in a world without Queen and rock n roll.
There are 24 Queen songs threaded throughout the show, to be led by starring actors Nathan Wheldon and Natalie Reid.
We Will Rock You was written by Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
The pair have even been known to perform the show live - which is unlikely in Launceston, but you never know.
- We Will Rock You runs from Thursday, August 1, to Saturday, August 10, at the Princess Theatre. Tickets cost $30 through theatrenorth.com.au