Earlier this month, I got a press release about Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a European tour featuring music from composer John Williams‘ score for all six Star Wars movies, but I never got around to posting about it.
Then I saw in some British tabloid that there will be some kind of Star Wars musical with singing and dancing Wookies and stormtroopers and I thought for sure there must be a mistake, because I think the press release about the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra would have mentioned something as bizarre as that on this tour.
I didn’t think much of it, til I started to see tons of other sites picking of the tabloid story and just a few hours ago, the story with all its fallacies made the front page of a certain popular social media site. Then I saw that Devin from CHUD figured out that one site made the Wookies joke and all the other sites picked it up — without looking at the primary source — thinking it was true.
So, all of you Star Wars fans in Europe, rejoice! A classy musical production featuring the score from the Star Wars saga, along with scenes from the movies, live narration, and memorabilia, is coming to a theater near you in April 2009.
See the full press release here below for details — oh, and the facts.
The O2 Presents STAR WARS: A Musical Journey
Unprecedented Combination of Classic John Williams Scores and Epic Cinematic Moments to Open European Tour at The O2
LONDON, December 12 — Rarely in the history of cinema have sight and sound combined 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, which will premier on Friday 10th April 2009 before launching its European tour.
The show features an extensive selection of Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ unforgettable scores from all six STAR WARS movies into an extraordinary two-hour musical event that features scenes from the movies, live narration and, at The O2, the 86-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and choir. STAR WARS: A Musical Journey is produced by Another Planet Touring, in association with Lucasfilm Ltd.
The live multi-media performance also includes an exhibition of memorabilia from all six films, provided by the Lucasfilm Archives, including original models, props, costumes and production artwork.
Tickets to STAR WARS: A Musical Journey will go on sale to the general public on Monday 15tth December, at http://www.theo2.co.uk or by calling +44-(0)844-856-0202. Ticket prices begin at GBP30.
Source: AEG Europe