Thursday, October 05, 2017
Three Classic Sci-Fi Movies Combined into One Hilarious Stage Show
Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One Man Star Wars Trilogy has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London’s West End to Dubai, and from Broadway to the Sydney Opera House. Canadian actor Charles Ross’ energetic and extremely entertaining performance condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. Ross single-handedly plays all of the characters - from Luke Skywalker to R2-D2 to Jabba the Hutt - with spot-on vocal impressions. He also sings the music, flies the ships, and fights the battles. This highly energetic romp is perfect for die-hard Star Wars super-fans but it will also amuse casual sci-fi consumers at Horizon Stage on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Best known as the mastermind behind the infamous One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings, and more recently One Man Pride and Prejudice, Charles Ross is a Canadian actor who has followed his heart and his career from one side of the continent to the other. Since first performing One Man Star Wars Trilogy in Toronto in 2001, Ross has brought countless audiences, both large and small, to their feet with his surprisingly unique shows that he describes as “the successful result of a ‘misspent’ youth”.
Word of Ross' one of a kind talent has spread like wildfire and he has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His off-Broadway debut in August 2005 was a smashing success with critics raving about the incredible intensity that he brings to his work. To mark the release of Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Charles was honored to perform at Lucasfilm's official movie release convention, Celebration 3. Even the likes of Vin Diesel and Sir Ian McKellan have taken in his performances and have given him rave reviews.
So grab your lightsaber and board the Millennium Falcon before the Death Star explodes. If you’re a Star Wars fan yourself, or if you know or love a Star Wars fan, you cannot miss One Man Star Wars Trilogy. The 75 minute play is suitable for anyone aged six to Yoda and includes a post-show talk-back with Charles Ross. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.
“Attention Star Wars Geeks, Don’t Miss This Show!”
- The Fourth Walsh (Chicago Theatre Reviewer)
“What I truly admired about this show is that it played with my imagination.”
- George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong (Entertainment blog)
- Chicago Tribune