Star Wars: In Concert

Jul 24, 2009
<p>July 24, 2009</p> <h4 align=&#34;center&#34;>Worldwide concert tour arrives <strong>October 7 and 8 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE </strong><strong>in Los Angeles, California</strong></h4> <h4 align=&#34;center&#34;>Tickets Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE go on sale Sunday, August 2 at 12-noon at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 800-745-3000, and online at</h4> <p align=&#34;center&#34;><strong><em>Massive multi-media event features stunning visuals, a live orchestra, choir and narration, plus an exclusive exhibit of </em></strong><strong>Star Wars <em>costumes, props and production artwork</em></strong></p> <p align=&#34;left&#34;><em>Star Wars&trade;: </em>In Concert<em>,</em> a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams' epic Star Wars scores, arrives during its worldwide arena tour October 7 and 8 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California. </p> <p align=&#34;left&#34;>Tickets for Honda Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE go on sale Sunday, August 2 at 12-noon at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 800-745-3000, and online at</p> <p>Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films), the production features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen - one of the largest ever put on tour. The live music and film elements are synchronized in order to create a full multi-media, one-of-a-kind <em>Star Wars</em> experience. </p> <p>&#34;We&#34;ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images,&#34; said George Lucas, creator of the <em>Star Wars</em> Saga. &#34;The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams' creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films.&#34;<br /> More </p> <p>&#34;Creating the music for the <em>Star Wars</em> films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in <em>Star Wars</em> <em>in Concert</em>,&#34; said Williams. &#34;The editors at Lucasfilm have created original film montages to accompany each of the musical selections, and in the process, I believe that a singular and unique <em>Star Wars</em> experience has been born.&#34;</p> <p> &#34;This event has been crafted to present <em>Star Wars</em> from many points of view; for the first time, the full dramatic sweep of Williams' iconic scores can be heard performed live in one evening,&#34; said Another Planet Touring Producer Spencer Churchill.&#34; &#34;The show is a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga.&#34;</p> <p>Accompanying the concert is an exclusive exhibit of <em>Star Wars</em> costumes, props, artifacts, production artwork and specially created behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Many of these pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time. The exhibit features many classic fan favorite artifacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen items, including: </p> <ul> <li>Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>For the first time ever, pages from John Williams' original hand-written sheet music for <em>Star Wars: </em>Episode I <em>The Phantom Menace </em>will be exhibited for the public.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Also on display will be various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic <em>Star Wars</em> locations.</li> </ul> <p>For more information go to <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a>. </p> <p><strong><em>Star Wars: </em></strong><strong>In Concert</strong> is produced by Another Planet Touring in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. Performances will be conducted by Dirk Bross&eacute; and the production is directed and designed by Steve Cohen. <em>Star Wars in Concert</em> had its world premiere at the 02 Arena in London on April 10 and 11, 2009. </p> <p align=&#34;center&#34;># # #</p> <p>Lucasfilm, <em>STAR WARS</em>&trade; and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM &amp; &copy; Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners</p>