Saturday, August 08, 2009

Stock Tip: Reynolds Wrap, Tinfoil To Skyrocket This Fall

We had this one, sitting in the files and, well, kind of forgot about it.

This ought to be a good benchmark, as to who is further out there, the Trekees, or the Star War crowd;

'Star Wars' takes over HP Pavilion for live orchestra concert in October

For one day this fall, HP Pavilion will resemble "a galaxy far, far away."

That will be the day when the arena plays host to "Star Wars: In Concert," a multimedia extravaganza put together by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm and Bay Area concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment. The show, scheduled for Oct. 11, is the one Bay Area stop on a 50-city nationwide tour for the show, which premiered in April at London's O2 Arena.

The performance features a live orchestra performing John Williams' famed "Star Wars" scores rearranged by the composer for the spectacle. The music will be paired with film clips shown on a massive three-story, high-definition LED screen. (The quality of the images received the most praise from critics when the show debuted in London.)
This should turn on a bevy of light sabers.

Maybe, even, bring back the Star Wars Kid, for a live encore.
At least as exciting for fans of the series: the exhibit of costumes, props and other rarely seen artifacts that will accompany the show. Many of these items will be leaving Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County for the first time.

Even though the musical production is likely to draw the legions devoted to all things "Star Wars," Danielle Madeira, marketing director of Another Planet, insisted Thursday that it is not just for those who can recite Han Solo's lines from memory or will come dressed as a storm trooper.

"It will give you chills, even if you aren't a 'Star Wars' fan," she said. "You are basically overwhelmed by the story. It pretty much gives you the best parts of 'Star Wars.' "
Hmmmm ...

A live show, and tour, in October ...

Who wants to bet against a CD and DVD out, just in time for Christmas?

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