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April 6, 2011 11:37 PM   Subscribe

Star Wars: The Musical is now available in full. The 1996 musical was directed by 3 high school students and features a 40 person cast.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (15 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Having seen a far share of musicals
is it good?
because my short novella
The Further Adventures of Boba Fett
would be a neat libretto.
posted by clavdivs at 11:43 PM on April 6, 2011


I haven't seen enough musicals to know.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:47 AM on April 7, 2011


They had me at the opening number, where Artoo & Threepio do an old vaudeville-style duet. As I'm watching this, I think it's more Star Wars: The Light Opera, which is fine by me. BTW, the tune where Owen, Beru & Luke are singing in the first clip sounds a lot like "Master of the House" (from Les Mis, I think).

TUSKEN RAIDER DANCE ROUTINE!!! Damn, this is actually much better than it has any right to be. It's like the counterpoint to the Holiday Special.
posted by KingEdRa at 1:09 AM on April 7, 2011


Loved the use of "All For The Best (from Godspell) as the opening number. The frantic lyrics and overlapping melodies were perfect for Artoo and Threepio.

Evidently the director had a tough time with the Sand People, though.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:27 AM on April 7, 2011


I'm a big fan of the high school musical. It's an under-appreciated genre (though I think they made a movie made about this.) The combination of ambitious dreams and mediocre talent make these performances an inspiring yet nerve-wracking experience, which is the basis of all good theater. Along the Star Wars theme, I once saw a high school musical version of Hair where all the actors were dressed as a nude Chewbacca, but there were so many complaints that it clothed in a week.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:04 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


"but there were so many complaints that it clothed in a week." Either the interweb's most fortunate typo or a clever pun, but it probably doesn't matter which.
posted by tomswift at 3:10 AM on April 7, 2011


This is so going to be taken down by the copyright holders.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:10 AM on April 7, 2011


Gotta say, that was pretty good. It's fitting that 85% of it borrows from Les Mis, what with both having a love triangle in the thick of a rebellion and all. The transformation of "I'm a Sensation" from Tommy into "It's a Space Station" was clever and I thought Han Solo's Grease Lightning number stole the show. In a way, they even told the story better than the original movie - their Souls of Alderaan bit captured the immense human cost of blowing up an entire planet in a way the original movie never did.

Favorite line: "I can't believe it's true; Not Owen, not Beru"
posted by marco_nj at 3:36 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got yer Star Wars musical right here. Warning: earworms.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:28 AM on April 7, 2011


all the actors were dressed as a nude Chewbacca, but there were so many complaints that it clothed in a week.

Best. Freudian Slip. Ever.
posted by dry white toast at 7:16 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


best. freudian. lisp. ever.
posted by provocateur at 8:38 AM on April 7, 2011


Not to be confused with Star Wars: The Musical.

There was at least one more that I don't have a link for.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:49 AM on April 7, 2011


A good companion to A Very Potter Musical. Watch them and A Very Potter Sequel in one day and you'll be exhausted, geeked out, and very very happy.
posted by willhopkins at 8:15 PM on April 7, 2011


Awesome! This made my day.
posted by davidng at 9:08 PM on April 7, 2011


this really uplifted my spirits today. i am a new member and loving this already!
posted by nancydrew at 1:24 PM on April 8, 2011


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