QuaranTune #25: "Be the Change That You Wish to See in the Galaxy" from A Musical About Star Wars
A show tune a day keeps the quarantine blues at bay...
May the fourth be with you, folks! Yes, it's officially Star Wars Day and because we all need a little cheering up at the moment, we're dedicating today's #QuaranTune to that infamous galaxy far, far away and to all of the loyal followers of the Jedi on this rebellious planet we call Earth.
As we are yet to see Disney Theatrical ensuring a Broadway debut for Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the rest of the colorful characters of George Lucas' cinematic universe, we've chosen the 11 o'clock number from Off-Broadway's A Musical About Star Wars instead.
Written by Billy Recce, "Be the Change That You Wish to See in the Galaxy" is featured in the lovingly lampooning musical parody, which premiered at St. Luke's Theatre in July 2019 and is currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The story follows a couple of Star Wars nerds, who set out to create the ultimate Star Wars musical... encountering a lot of diversions and non-sequiturs along the way. This is Off-Broadway's tribute to the fandom, the legacy, and the galaxy of the greatest story ever told!
So, enjoy this intergalactic musical treat, members of The Resistance (because resistance is futile)! You're welcome...
(Photo credit: A Musical About Star Wars Facebook page)
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