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Star Wars: In Concert comes to Germain Arena Thursday

Massive multi-media event features stunning visuals, a live orchestra, choir and narration, plus an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props and production artwork

May 11, 2010
By MELISSA SCHNEIDER, mschneider@breezenewspapers.com

What kicked off as a world-wide phenomenon back in London, 2002, has "crossed the pond" and made its way to the U.S. Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of a 33-year spectacle known as the Star Wars Saga, as Star Wars: In Concert a worldwide tour comes to Germain Arena (11000 Everblades Parkway) Thursday, May 13.

Join a full orchestra and choir, along with live narration by Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films, as you take a journey through the entire Star Wars adventure, with specially-edited and perfectly-accompanied movie footage displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen, one of the largest ever put on tour.

The live music and film elements are perfectly synchronized, creating the ultimate, one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience.

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Yoda brandishes a light sabre onscreen over the orchestra during one of the musical segments of Star Wars: In Concert. All photos Courtesy Lucasfilm LTD. ©2009 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM where indicated. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

"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," said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga. "The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams' creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films."

Adding to the thrill and accompanying the tour, an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts, production artwork and specially-created, behind-the-scenes videos from the LucasFilm Archives will be on display many of which are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time ever.

The exhibit features many classic fan-favorite artifacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen items, including full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon, pages from John Williams' original hand-written sheet music for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (first time ever publically displayed), various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.

The U.S. tour first kicked off in Anaheim, Cali., Oct. 1, 2009, slowly working its way east, and stopping in Estero for a one-night performance showcase that's bound to widen the eye of even a non-Star-Wars fanatic.

"Creating the music for the Star Wars films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in Star Wars: In Concert," said Star Wars Saga maestro and composer John Williams. "The editors at LucasFilm have created original film montages to accompany each of the musical selections, and in the process, I believe that a singular and unique Star Wars experience has been born."

Ticket prices to Star Wars: In Concert vary, from as little as $33 and up, depending on seating arrangements. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13, with entrance for VIP ticket holders open a bit sooner.

Star Wars: In Concert is produced by Another Planet Touring in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. Performances will be conducted by Dirk Bross and the production is directed and designed by Steve Cohen.

For more information on the show or to purchase tickets, visit StarWarsInConcert.com, call the Germain Arena box office at 1-800-745-3000 or 948-7825, or visit Ticketmaster.com.

 
 

 

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