Star Wars! The Musical - Playing at TCNJ

Jul 29, 2005
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As reported at last November...

From The Signal (The College of New Jersey student newspaper):

"There are a lot of fantastic movies and plays that have already been or have the potential to be turned into musicals. Most of these had that spark, that element to make one think, "Gee, that would make a great musical!"

TCNJ Musical Theater (TMT) is daring the world to respond to its newest project: the insanity and absolute creativity that is "Star Wars! The Musical."

"We were asked to do it for another school, but that didn't pan out so we're doing it here," John Fischer, College alumnus and co-writer of "Star Wars! The Musical," said when asked why he and his partners chose "Star Wars."

"It was a creative outlet," Dave Breidenstine, a co-writer and senior from Temple University, added.

On Friday, Nov. 16, TMT presented a reading of the recently completed musical. Despite the play's length (the audience was asked to complete a survey to help cut parts they didn't like) it was amazing how practically every other word had the audience in hysterics.

The ridiculous dialogue riffed on the amount of time that has passed since the original movies were made, featuring lines like: "If we're so technologically advanced, why do we have to go to a bar to find a pilot? Can't we just do a Google search?"'


This is a world premiere show here at The College of New Jersey in Ewing (just outside Trenton). I'm playing in the orchestra and can tell you that it really is quite a riot!

Show Dates are March 27-30. I'll post here when I get more info on times and ticket prices. Until then feel free to ask if you'd like more information.