SOLO MUST DIE: A Musical Parody

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Stidley Theatricals presents the world premiere of “SOLO MUST DIE: A Musical Parody.” Book by Jordan & Ari Stidham, music and lyrics by Hughie Stone Fish and Ari Stidham, directed by Ari Stidham, produced by Steven Brandon. In an untold adventure somewhere in between “A New Hope” and “The Empires Strikes Back,” Han Solo crash lands in Cloud City and is torn between his smuggler past and his new status as a galactic hero, as he sings and dances his troubles away, all while trying to make it out alive. May 4 – May 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets: $30-$40. Buy tickets/ information: www.plays411.com/hansolo or (323) 960-7788. Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038. # # # This production is independently operated by Stidley Theatricals. It is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Disney, Lucasfilm, or anyone associated with Star Wars.

Reviews

Whether stylistically intentional or not, a scattershot quality extends to all levels of the production, from choreography to lighting to costumes — a combination of the purposely cheesy and the merely makeshift.

sour - F. Kathleen Foley - Los Angeles Times - ...read full review


Overall, diehard Star Wars enthusiasts are likely to enjoy the running gags and nerdy humor. For those less devoted, the novelty may fade before the musical reaches its predictable ending.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


I must say, the fun that the cast was having as they delivered their lines and sang the original songs made for this play made the watching experience that much more fun. The songs were hilarious and kept the story going without getting way to out of hand and it was awesome to see all of the references to the original franchise included as well.

sweet - Aaron Powell - Temple of Geek - ...read full review


Stidley Theatrical's world premiere of SOLO MUST DIE: A MUSICAL PARODY succeeds in presenting an intentionally cheesy production of a fan fiction written by Hugh, a nerdy Star Wars aficionado. All performers fully commit to their individual and collective antics as various Star Wars characters, as seen through the pen of geeky Hugh,...

sweet-sour - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Yes, it is deliriously and delightfully complicated--one of the hallmarks of good farce. Make no mistake, this qualifies. Yeah, it has a few weak spots but overall the cast does a splendid job of mastering that not-quite (or at all) real attitude for a farce, coupled with excellent timing and a firm feeling for the audience.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Whether stylistically intentional or not, a scattershot quality extends to all levels of the production, from choreography to lighting to costumes — a combination of the purposely cheesy and the merely makeshift.

sour - F. Kathleen Foley - Los Angeles Times - ...read full review


Overall, diehard Star Wars enthusiasts are likely to enjoy the running gags and nerdy humor. For those less devoted, the novelty may fade before the musical reaches its predictable ending.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


I must say, the fun that the cast was having as they delivered their lines and sang the original songs made for this play made the watching experience that much more fun. The songs were hilarious and kept the story going without getting way to out of hand and it was awesome to see all of the references to the original franchise included as well.

sweet - Aaron Powell - Temple of Geek - ...read full review


Stidley Theatrical's world premiere of SOLO MUST DIE: A MUSICAL PARODY succeeds in presenting an intentionally cheesy production of a fan fiction written by Hugh, a nerdy Star Wars aficionado. All performers fully commit to their individual and collective antics as various Star Wars characters, as seen through the pen of geeky Hugh,...

sweet-sour - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Yes, it is deliriously and delightfully complicated--one of the hallmarks of good farce. Make no mistake, this qualifies. Yeah, it has a few weak spots but overall the cast does a splendid job of mastering that not-quite (or at all) real attitude for a farce, coupled with excellent timing and a firm feeling for the audience.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review