The premiere issue of The Genre Traveler covered the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston. Recently, the Museum announced complementary events for the exhibit:
Saturday, October 22
If you’re already in the Boston area, you might want to help the museum celebrate the opening of the exhibit by attending the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Gala. Of course, you’ll need to be independently wealthy because the ticket prices are high — this is a fundraising event. An “Individual Intergalactic Passport” runs $750 and includes the cocktail reception, exclusive access to the exhibit, seated dinner with menu designed and presented by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, live auction hosted by Anthony Daniels, and special Star Wars performances throughout the evening. If you can gather up a group of 10, you have a choice between the “Imperial Stormtroopers Table” for $7,500 or the “Jedi Masters Table” for $10,000. The latter adds on name recognition of host in the Star Wars exhibit as a “Patron” of the exhibition while it is in Boston and an exclusive photo opportunity with special Star Wars guests. For more information call (617) 589-0185 or visit www.mos.org/doc/1768.
October 27, 2005 through April 30, 2006
In addition to the exhibit, the Museum of Science will feature a special Star Wars themed planetarium show. “Far, Far Away: The Worlds of Star Wars” compares the fantasy planets of the Star Wars movies to Earth and to the planets and moons in our Solar System and is approximately 40 minutes long.
November 4, 2005
The Museum of Science is hosting a lecture series featuring guests from Lucas’s animation and visual effects companies discussing he changes they caused, or witnessed, while making the Star Wars films. “Puppet to Pixels: The Digital Transformation of Yoda” presents Rob Coleman, Animation & Development Director of Lucasfilm Animation Ltd., discussing why digital doubles are used, and what their implications are for actors, writers, and directors. Lectures in the series begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per lecture and includes dessert reception. For an updated calendar of speakers and topics, visit www.mos.org/faces.
November 8 – 13, 2005
For one week only, the Wilbur Theater will host Charles Ross’ critically acclaimed hit “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy,” a high energy, nonstop blast through the first three Star Wars films. Being a one-man show, Ross, the writer and solo performer, plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles.
In honor of the upcoming “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit, Broadway in Boston has reserved an exclusive number of prime seats for Museum of Science audiences at the Nov. 9, 2005, 8 p.m. performance. Tickets are available for $38.50 each at (617) 931-2787, ticketmaster.com, and in person at The Colonial Theatre and The Opera House box offices. Be sure to order tickets by Oct. 28th and mention the code MOSSW to gain access to these prime seats. (General tickets also available for all seven performances.)
The Wilbur Theatre was built in 1914 and is located at 246 Tremont St., Boston, Mass.