In 1996, three California 17-year-olds (who should have known better) channeled all of their money and passion into staging a rock opera based on Star Wars IV: A New Hope. They’d only scheduled it for a three night run, but it played to a sold-out crowd and, according to Salon’s Drew Grant, earned the two greatest honors a fan can hope for: A review in The New York Times and a cease and desist letter from George Lucas.
The whole thing is now finally online. Salon has gathered all six parts onto one page, and you can also watch it on vimeo. We have included Part 1 above…
Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.
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