‘Star Wars in Concert’ returning to Arizona May 26

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Anthony DanielsIf you missed “Star Wars in Concert” when it came to the Valley last fall, you’ll have another chance when the show takes over Tucson Arena 7 p.m. May 26 (a Wednesday). Tickets cost $23 to $73 and are now available from Ticketmaster.

Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed fussbudget droid C-3P0 throughout the Star Wars trilogies, narrates a musical journey through a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Last year I had the honor of sitting down in an intimate group interview with Mr. Daniels — you can read his thoughts on John Williams’ classic score, his own role in the Saga and his impressions of Arizona here.

Even if you can’t make it down to Tucson, remember that the Phoenix Symphony will present “Symphonic Star Wars” March 26-28 at Symphony Hall. That event is nothing like the multimedia extravaganza of “Star Wars in Concert,” but it does feature music from Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind as well as Gustav Holst’s classic “The Planets,” which influenced much of the Star Wars soundtrack. I wrote about the event here.

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