VIENNA, VA. — LIVE-ENTERTAINMENT impresario Kenneth Feld has created an all-new multimedia arena megaspectacular, a celebration of the life work of Academy Award-winning filmmaker George Lucas.
Final preparations and rehearsals of the $25 million live extravaganza, entitled "George Lucas' Super Live Adventure," are currently underway at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, N.C., and will conclude March 13, 1993.
Culminating more than a year of development, the production is currently scheduled for a 22-week tour of Japan, beginning with a premiere in Yokohama on April 27, 1993, with an international tour to follow.
"Our production brings to life, right in front of the eyes of the audience, the unique world of George Lucas' stories and characters, says Mr. Feld. "We are not trying to recreate scenes from the films, but rather to create a live production in the spirit of his movies. `George Lucas' Super Live Adventure' closely follows the philosophy of George Lucas' films - a hero in search of his or her destiny."
Feld notes that taking the US-produced attraction to Japan for its initial engagements will represent a unique reversal of the usual balance-of-trade pattern between the two countries. "We are exporting American entertainment to Japan," he says.
"George Lucas' Super Live Adventure" is a three-dimensional, multisensory family entertainment extravaganza, which offers a fast-paced presentation of live action, drama, dancing, stunts, and music, featuring a cast of 60 performers.
The high-tech production showcases state-of-the-art light, sound, lasers, and pyrotechnics as well as a galaxy of Lucas' trademark special effects.
The unprecedented multimedia arena experience also intersperses footage from blockbuster movies - "Willow," "American Graffiti," the Indiana Jones series, "Tucker" and the "Star Wars" trilogy.
Audiences around the globe are familiar with such Kenneth Feld productions as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Walt Disney's World on Ice.