Dust off your lightsaber
Sacramento, CA 95834
So the six Star Wars films, the animated Clone Wars movie, TV series and that one episode of Robot Chicken left you craving more of the far, far away galaxy?
Never fear, Star Wars junkies: Now you can get your force on at Star Wars in Concert, a touring arena production featuring enough lightsaber-inspired goodness to make a Wookiee purr.
First, the main event: composer John Williams’ legendary score comes to chest-rumbling life with a full orchestra and choir. The score has been remixed (no, not in the hip-hop way) and synced to a montage of the six films displayed on a three-story high-definition LED screen and a (nonlethal) laser light show. Suck on that, trekkies.
Actor Anthony Daniels—who any self-respecting Star Wars geek knows played C-3PO in all six films—hosts the evening. No word yet as to whether Daniels will be available afterwards to sign Darth Vader tattoos. The show also features an exhibit of the actual props and costumes used in the films, many of which have remained in careful storage until now. Some of the stuff on display: the Han-Solo-in-carbonite prop, as well as Chewbacca, Vader and Boba Fett costumes and, most excitingly, various Rebel helmets.
And if all that isn’t enough, a half-dozen local members of the 501st Legion, the worldwide Star Wars costuming organization, will don Imperial costumes and wander around the exhibit for photo ops. (Just try not to steal their blasters, OK?) Feel free to do your hair Princess Leia style. And if your Yoda ears are stuck at the dry cleaner, you can always up your nerd cred by wearing your “Han shot first” T-shirt.