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Star Wars - The Musical
nondress rehearsal - Darth Vader - Drew Allen IMG 1840
Drew Allen as Darth Vader in rehearsals - photo by Photo by Michelle Kim


Director, Pete Talton
Student Assistant Director, Paul Hathorn
Student Technical Director, David Jones
Stage Manager, Amber Laudicina
Lighting, Meagan Lee
Sound, David Jones
Crew members Emanuel Beecham, Patrick Barbee, Karson Thompson, Jeffery McElreath, Kaleigh Ward, Megan Lee


Austin Ruffin as Luke Skywalker
Drew Allen as Darth Vader
Kyle Deirsey as C3PO
Jaten Dimsdale as Hans Solo
Tina Martin as Princess Leia
Chris York as Obi Wan Kenobi
Eric Brassard as Chewbacca
Avery Reagan as Stormtrooper #1
Eli Adams as Stormtrooper #2
Katie Martin as Stormtrooper #3
Andy Roberts as Stormtrooper #4
Larry Amaker as Stormtrooper #5
Uzair Tahir as Stormtrooper #6
Wesley Gray as Grand Moff Tarkin
Quiana Taylor as Officer Motti
Brittany Harlow as Officer Tagge
Ashley Scott as Officer Cass
Christina Early as Human
Marieanne Porter as Creature
Ronnie Love as Bartender
Leandra Prempeh as General Willard
Darrante Patterson as Wedge
Andy Roberts as Biggs
Elizabeth Leary as Red Leader
Elizabeth Leary as Rebel Officer
Wesley Gray, Kaleigh Ward, Patrick Barbee as the Sand People
Christina Early as Imperial Officer

So you think you're a Star Wars fan. You have the lunchboxes, Legos, and bobble heads. You can identify any quote just by the first two words. You've mastered the grammatical intricacies of Wookieese.

 But if you think you've seen and done all things Star Wars - think again.

The thespians of Salem High School debut the musical parody of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” starting Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

In this production, performed by Thespian Troup no. 5120, not only do Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader sing and dance, Stormtroopers bust a move to Thriller, and audiences will be treated to a Light Saber ballet.

How many of your other Star Wars buddies can say they've seen that?

Directed by Pete Talton and written and adapted for stage by Talton, Avery Reagan, Drew Allen, Paul Hathorn, Jaten Dimsdale and Kyle Keirsey, this parody doesn't hesitate to mix pop and musical numbers from other well-known musicals, drawing on the improv and comedy tradition of throwing together mismatching materials and seeing what sticks. 

The Millennium Falcon cockpit will also be available for a photo opportunity after the show.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. and Sundays on March 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general audience members and $8 for students. They can be ordered by clicking here or calling 770-616-0302.