Star Wars. In Concert. I Can Die Now.

Star Wars Rocks 300x203Could that bassoon have come in any more late? Laser effects, mirrored balls…John Williams must be rolling around in his grave. News of this debuted about a week ago, but more details are leaking out about Star Wars: In Concert, an enormous production featuring a live symphony orchestra, movie clips, a choir, and narration by the one and only Anthony Daniels. That is on top of an impressive exhibit of Star Wars memorabilia. A must see for any hardcore Star Wars fan. The tour begins on October 1, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California and is chock full of John Williams’ trademark songs synchronized in front of specially edited footage from the six Lucas films. In addition to the music, the walking museum of Star Wars goods will include such interesting pieces such as (and available for the first time ever) pages from John Williams’ original hand-written sheet music for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Here’s a proposed schedule:

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Friday, October 2nd, 2009 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 -(Early Show) Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 – (Late Show) Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
Friday, October 9th, 2009 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena Tuesday
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
Sunday, October 11th, 2009 -(Early Show) San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Sunday, October 11th, 2009 – (Late Show) San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center

Still not sure what to expect? You might think it will look much like the picture to the top right (sans the Darth Vader harness. I mean the man can Force lift himself). But here’s a better idea of what you might experience:

You can check out more info at the official site. Although I’m still waiting for the Broadway play with Nathan Lane. Either that or the Howard The Duck: The Musical.

Howard the Duck the Musical