"Star Wars" to Be Staged as Live Multi-Media Arena Touring Production

News   "Star Wars" to Be Staged as Live Multi-Media Arena Touring Production Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a live multi-media performance that will include John Williams' original scores for the film series played by the 86-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and choir — alongside scenes from the movies and live narration — will premiere at London's 02 Arena April 10, 2009, prior to a planned European tour.

According to press materials, "Rarely in the history of cinema have sight and sound cominbed as powerfully as in the 'Star Wars' saga, and the O2 will bring the two together as never before in Star Wars: A Musical Journey."

The show combines the classic Williams scores – including his Oscar-winning contributions for Best Music, Original Score to the original 1977 film "Star Wars" (subsequently retitled "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"), as well as his Oscar-nominated work on its first two sequels, "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (1983), plus "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" – with epic moments from the films themselves.

The event also includes an exhibition of memorabilia from all six films, provided by the Lucasfilm Archives, including original models, props, costumes and production artwork.

It is produced by Another Planet Touring, in association with Lucasfilm Ltd.

To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 856 0202 or visit www.theo2.co.uk.

Promotional art for <i>Star Wars: A Musical Journey</i>
Promotional art for Star Wars: A Musical Journey
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