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Almost Queen tribute recreates hits like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 5

Almost Queen tribute recreates hits like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 5
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From a press release:

With the recent massive success of the Queen biographical film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” tribute band Almost Queen continues to sell out venues across the country and is set to recreate the Queen concert experience live at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $27, $39, and $49, are on sale now and available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) and online at shermantheater.com and Ticketfly. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box) and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Almost Queen promises to deliver “the most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen themselves.” The deliberate four-piece band showcases signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision of the ultimate rock band.

Expect to hear iconic classics like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” This accurate Queen experience has sold out numerous times in places like Sellersville and will again because of the hit movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Played by Rami Malek, Mercury defied stereotypes and shattered conventions to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound that cements a legacy that inspires outsiders, dreamers, and music lovers to this day.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” received numerous accolades, including a leading four awards at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing; it was also nominated for Best Picture. The film won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Malek also won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and British Academy Film Award for Best Actor.

In Almost Queen, Joseph Russo portrays Freddie Mercury with Steve Leonard as Brian May, John Cappadona as Roger Taylor, and Randy Gregg as John Deacon.

“These guys are even better than the Queen that’s out there touring,” Howard Stern said of Almost Queen.

“Almost Queen is better at playing Queen than Bent Brother is at playing Twisted Sister,” Mark “The Animal” Mendoza of Twister Sister noted. His bandmate Eddie Ojeda agreed: “I am a very big Queen fan, and Almost Queen does a great job of creating the illusion of actually seeing Queen live. We all miss Freddie Mercury; I feel the band pays tribute to him and Queen respectfully.”