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George Lucas Presents A New ‘Star Wars’ Musical Road Show


George Lucas has found yet another way to milk his beloved Star Wars franchise. This October, a musical theatre version of all six movies will be hitting the road for a forty stop tour throughout North America. The show, titled “Star Wars: In Concert”, will feature clips galore, accompanied by a live orchestral arrangement of the classic John Williams scores.

On hand as the narrator is Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO in the movies and has happily devoted his career to the character ever since. Overseas dates are likely to be added if the show proves to be a success here. In a statement to Reuters, Lucas said, “We’ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images.

The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams’ creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films.” The multi-media event will also feature an exhibition of Star Wars memorabilia and an array of full-costumed performers. And you thought Comic-Con was a geek’s paradise! This show is liable to send fanboys into convulsions.

But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. Remember the last time that Lucas mixed music and Star Wars? The clip below should jog your memory… or horrify you for the first time. Actually, it’s pretty great. Camp at the highest level. In it, Bea Arthur is serenading aliens at the Cantina bar while… oh, never mind. Just watch.

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