Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Star Wars in Concert


Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away. Dave DiPietro, our product manager, and I went to see Star Wars in Concert last night and it was well worth it (whether you're a fan or not). John Williams score is as amazing as ever and moving in person. Scores from all six films were featured.

Narrated live by Anthony Daniels, C-3PO (if I have to explain who that is no need to read on) the concert features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen - one of the largest ever put on tour.

Along with the concert was an exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, production artwork and behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Here is a sampling:

-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".

-Han in Carbonite and Chewbacca (well the outfit at least).

Definitely a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga. For information go to http://www.starwarsinconcert.com/

The souvenirs are a little pricey and frankly a bit bland, but the performance was worth it and the print program was pretty cool.
-RC

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you have to pay extra to see the museum/exhibit? Or was it included in the price of your concert tickets?

Rob C said...

Included in the fee. Everything was in glass cases in the lobby area which was cool, but made some things hard to get to because of the crowd and hard to walk around with all the camera's going off.