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A contemplative Yoda onscreen
over the orchestra during Star
Wars™: In Concert. (Courtesy
Lucasfilm LTD. © 2009 Lucasfilm
Ltd. & TM where indicated. All
rights reserved.)

Star Wars: In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores, will cruise into the Lucas County Arena in Toledo on Dec. 1.

Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films), the production features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen.

Live music and film elements are synchronized in order to create a full multi-media, one-of-kind Star Wars experience.

“We’ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga.

“Creating the music for the Star Wars films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in Star Wars in Concert,” Williams said. “The editors at Lucasfilm have created original film montages to accompany each of the musical selections, and in the process, I believe that a singular and unique Star Wars experience has been born.”

Accompanying the concert is an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts, production artwork and specially created

C-3PO onscreen with lights and lasers
during Star Wars™: In Concert.
(Courtesy Lucasfilm LTD. © 2009
Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM where indicated.
All rights reserved.)

behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Many of these pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time. The exhibit features many classic fan favorite artifacts, as well as several new and never-before-seen items, including:
• Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display.
• For the first time ever, pages from John Williams’ original hand-written sheet music for “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace” will be exhibited for the public.
• Also on display will be various never-before-seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.

Tickets are on sale at Lucas County Arena box office and Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at

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