Star Wars: A Musical Journey

23 Jan


Unprecedented Combination of Classic John Williams Scores and Epic Cinematic Moments to Open European Tour at The O2

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.

I nearly fell off my chair when I heard that this will take place, this was around December time. My initial reaction was, oh come on George, how much more money do you want from all of us? Deep inside though, I know I shouldn’t pass this up. Am I not still a Star Wars fan? Besides, what outrageous things have I done related to Star Wars anyway?

1. I saw The Phantom Menace in the cinema 5 times.
2. I had a lightsaber and had a lightsaber duel with a younger friend whilst in Trafalgar Square. (No kidding!)
3. I queued outside HMV-Leicester Square for the midnight release of the original trilogy as a boxset. I even had Anthony Daniels (C3P0) signature on the box to prove it!
4. I watched the midnight screening of Revenge of the Sith, alone.
5. I own a Darth Vader voice changer and an R2-D2 phone
6. I went to the Star Wars exhibit in London.

And at number 7, I have tickets to watch Star Wars: A Musical Journey at the London Arena!

It wasnt a spur of the moment decision, but when it was announced that they were adding an additional date to the show, I thought, this can only be the FORCE’s way of saying I have no excuse not to go. I then asked my friend Morbius who also loves the Star Wars movies (maybe more the originals than the prequels) if he could squeeze it in as it’s showing during the bank holiday Easter weekend. He said he will come down to London to see it! So yes George, you win again this time but I am sure it will be a memorable evening, thanks to your genius and John WIlliams’. The FORCE should be strong in this one!

2 Responses to “Star Wars: A Musical Journey”

  1. Charlene April January 26, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    how much will it cost? you can take pictures right? and a recorder perhaps?

    have i told you i am going to name my son lucas? i have a son? nooooooo!

    i don’t want to list down my star wars frantic fanatic obsessions and “efforts” it’s just too early to be doing that. although it has to be said, i watched episode 2 for four consecutive days in the cinemas. riot.

  2. feignedmischief January 26, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    Oh we only got the £30 tix, youre just really there to listen to the music and I think we have good seats to be able to see what else could be happening onstage.

    I’ll be able to listen to Across the Stars live – I’ll be thinking of you!

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