Star Wars the Musical: The Force is Strong in this One

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…

via Salon

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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