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TRAILER: Jedi Junior High Chronicles the Making of an Empire Strikes Back Musical by Kids


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There’s hope for the Younglings¬†of today, one of whom calls Star Wars “the only sci-fi series that makes sense.”

Not so long ago, in a city not too far away, the students from the Arts & Learning Children’s Conservatory in Anaheim, CA banded together to produce a live musical reinterpretation of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. The genuine documentary about growing up follows the young actors, artists and musicians, and of course a few supervising adults, as they audition, rehearse and perform their take on the classic film. There is no such thing as luck when the determined students pull off the most memorable performance of their lifetime.

I want to hear the songs, though – I guess they’re saving those as a surprise reveal from the movie. Might I suggest a Pantera parody about ice-planet uniforms – “Flocking Hoth-Style”?

Jedi Junior High opens…well, it says below.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist