Star Wars: In Concert Comes to Lucas County Arena

Posted Oct 26th, 2009 by Al Purdie  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Star Wars: In Concert

Worldwide concert tour plays
December 1 8 PM at Lucas County Arena in Toledo, Ohio

Tickets are on sale now
at Ticketmaster outlets
and Ticketmaster charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com

October 20, 2009 Star Wars: In Concert is a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams epic Star Wars scores. As part of its worldwide tour, it will play December 1at the Lucas County Arena in Toledo, Ohio.

Tickets for Star Wars: In Concert at Lucas County Arena are on sale at Lucas County Arena box office and Ticketmaster, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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-kind Star Wars experience.

‘We’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,’ said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. ‘The whole soundtrack is a testament to John Williams’ creativity and his extraordinary ability to enhance the emotional aspects of the films.’

‘Creating the music for the Star Wars 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 Star Wars in Concert,’ said Williams. ‘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 Star Wars experience has been born.’

“This event has been crafted to present Star Wars 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, said Another Planet Touring Producer Spencer Churchill. The show is a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga.

Accompanying the concert is an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars 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:

Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.

For the first time ever, pages from John Williams’ original hand-written sheet music for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace will be exhibited for the public.

Also on display will be various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.

For more information, go to www.StarWarsInConcert.com.

Star Wars: In Concert is produced by Another Planet Touring in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. Performances will be conducted by Dirk Bross and the production is directed and designed by Steve Cohen. Star Wars in Concert had its world premiere at the 02 Arena in London on April 10 and 11, 2009.

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One Response to “Star Wars: In Concert Comes to Lucas County Arena”

  1. Waldo Panagoulias Says:

    Can’t wait to get the latest star wars theme on my Tom Tom GPS. Looks like It is excellent!

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