Wicket - A Star Wars Parody Musical
Wicket: A Parody Musical is the purest example of what Nerd Theatre can accomplisha joyous celebration of pop culture that brings new audiences into the theatre. By digging deep into the Star Wars franchises fandom and flaws, Wicket manages to be both a loving homage as well as a scathing criticism.
In 4 ABY, the Galactic Civil War came to a climactic end at the Battle of Endor. In the annals of galactic history, a small footnote mentions a random race that played a small part in that conflictEwoks. What history does not know is that the Ewoks werent a random unforeseen pawn in that great struggle. Instead, they were its cause and its solution. And they sang way more than reported. That untold story is what Wicket: A Parody Musical is all about.
Since youre a nerd, you already know that Wicket was the little Ewok that befriended Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi.
Uber-nerds know other Ewoks: Princess Kneesaa, Chief Chirpa, Teebo, Latara, and beloved medicine man Logray. We learn there is much more to these fabric softener mascots from space than we ever realized.
We also learn the true ambitions of the diabolical Emperor. We always thought he wanted the power of galactic conquest. When he really wanted the riches of massive toy sales. (Might sound a little like the motives of a certain terrestrial director whose name rhymes with Schmorge Schmucas. We assure you that all similarities between the Emperor and said director are purely intentional.)
While Wicket gives audiences a whole new perspective on Princess Leia, the Emperor, the Ewoks, and the entire saga we know so well; it also gives them reasons to cheer, memorable numbers to hum on their way home, and a hella collectable t-shirt to wear home after the show.
PERFORMING ARTS SAN ANTONIO (View)
15705 San Pedro Ave
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|