Star Wars (a clear favorite ’round these parts) has been through its share of transformations over the last 30+ years. The latest reincarnation – Star Wars: A Musical Journey – is a joint effort between Lucasfilm and composer John Williams.
The entire classic space saga has been compressed down into a two hour show where the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will play a live score (which Williams had to “painstakingly rewrit[e]”) as excerpts from the six films are shown on-screen.
The Royal Philharmonic will use an 86-piece orchestra and an accompanying exhibition will feature original models, props, costumes and production artwork.
SW: A Musical Journey will open at London’s 02 Arena, playing for two days only, Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th, 2009 before launching its European tour. No word yet on whether the production has any plans to hop the pond.