Play a few bars of any part of Star War‘s iconic score and you’ll have everyone humming along. John Williams‘ score is so identifiable it’s lended itself to parody over and over again. But what if the music of Star Wars was left in the hands of say, MC Hammer or even a group of highschool theatre nerds? Why you’d get these gems!
In what some are calling the “most embarrassing display of Star Wars ever,” the Dark Lord of the Sith and his Stormtrooper backup are letting you know, “U Can’t Touch This!”
All right, it is a little embarressing. But you must admit those are the most coordinated Stormtroopers you’ve ever seen! These guys could definitely hit the broad side of bantha.
The next video is delightful. Back in 1996 a high school adapted Star Wars for the stage with their own version of a Star Wars High School Musical. It sold out all three nights it ran, only three because it was quickly shut down by George Lucas with a cease and desist letter. For years we’ve been robbed of this musical, sci-fi splendor, but no more! The musical in it’s entirety has been uploaded to Vimeo for all to enjoy. Watch part one below, and click here to for all six sections.
It is a high school musical, so don’t expect this production to rival anything on the Great White Way, but you’ve got to hand it to these nerds for their creativity and pure gumption. The music is all borrowed from famous musical productions with original lyrics. R2D2 is played by a chick with some pretty good vocals and the set’s as barren as Tattooine, which works out sorta perfect since the first act is mostly on Tatooine.
Can we get a song from this musical on Glee next season!?