Star Wars musical

Chalk this one up to we could have seen this coming from a mile away. Seems George Lucas is not content milking the money cow known as Star Wars. How many cliches can we toss into one paragraph? The force is with us and we may never know.

George Lucas has signed off on Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a two-hour live musical event featuring a Stormtrooper kick line and singing Wookiees John Williams’ Oscar-winning score.

Premiering next year in London’s O2 arena, the production will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in synch with movie clips from the six live-action films. The show will play in chronological order, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.

The production will blast off April 10 in the U.K. and then embark on a European tour, complete with an exhibition of rare Star Wars collectibles, including never-before-seen models, props, costumes and production artwork. No word when it will visit America.

The Star Wars: A Musical Journey will condense the six films into a snappy two-hour production. Hopefully, they gloss over the first three movies and skip right to parts IV, V, and VI.

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