Los Angeles (E! Online) – A long time from now, in a galaxy far, far away … the Star Wars money machine will still be cranking. Not content with seven feature films or myriad TV spinoffs ranging from the current Clone Wars cartoon series to the dreaded Star Wars Holiday Special, the Jedi masterminds are readying a stage show. George Lucas has signed off on Star Wars: A Musical Journey…
So far, everyone from Mad Magazine (decades ago!) to Robot Chicken ("The Empire on Ice") has already done a Star Wars musical. (See my attempt in the comments.) The last thing we need is another one that actually tries to take itself seriously, and charges a gazillion dollars for a decent seat.…a two-hour live musical event featuring a Stormtrooper kick line
OK, now I know we've already seen this, on stage with William Shatner.and singing Wookiees John Williams' Oscar-winning score.
Singing Wookiees‽ That'll sound even worse than, well, me singing!Premiering next year in London's O2 arena, the production will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in synch with movie clips from the six live-action films. The show will play in chronological order, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.
Not that I cared anyway, but the inclusion of episodes one through three guarantee my total lack of interest.The production will blast off April 10 in the U.K. and then embark on a European tour, complete with an exhibition of rare Star Wars collectibles, including never-before-seen models, props, costumes and production artwork. No word when it will visit America.