A comedy stage theatre special about the Star Wars Holiday Special is coming to a Los Angeles theatre ...
All Singing, All Dancing, All Wookie-ing
This week marks the 40th anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special, the musical variety show aired on CBS in November 1978, more than a year after the release of A New Hope. Reportedly despised by George Lucas, the still-inexplicable Holiday Special - which features songs by Bea Arthur, Jefferson Starship, and Carrie Fisher, as well as an animated cameo from Boba Fett - has existed in bootleg form for decades. But starting next month, a Los Angeles theater will host Special, a live show that presents what writer Andrew Osborne describes as a "true-ish" account of the show's hectic production. Special stars stage actor (and former starfighter) Lance Guest, and runs through January - just in time for your end-of-the-year Life Day festivities.
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