George Lucas (co-creator Jeff Suess) and Luke Skywalker (Matt Ciborowski '08) plan for the evening's festivities in 'Trilogy Tonight.' (credit: Jax Kirtley)

They've got your force right here. The Force Fugue sung by Han Solo (Timothy Abrahamsen '06), Luke Skywalker (Matt Ciborowski '08), and Obi-Wan Kenobi (David Jedlinsky '89). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

The Imperial Stormtrooper Tap Corps (Kenny Kamrin G, Janet Lieberman '07, Caitlin Shindler '03, Kelly Rockwell '09) holds their 'Vader's Angels' pose. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

In a Quintet-style throw-down, the Rebels and Imperials prepare to face off in the "Death Star Assault Medley". (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Imperial walkers lumber towards the Rebel base as Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) and Wedge (Matt Stern '08) attempt to shoot them down in "The Battle of Hoth". (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) wishes to rush to save his friends, but is warned off by Yoda (Kenny Kamrin G) and the spirit of Obi-wan (David Jedlinsky '90) in "Light and Dark." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Darth Vader (Jamez Kirtley '94) tempts Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) to the dark side during their duel in "Music of the Dark Knight." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Jabba (voice Rob Morrison '96, puppeteer Jamez Kirtley '94) orders the heroes to be thrown into the pit of Carkoon, the resting place of the Almighty Sarlaac. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Imperials prepare for a "Rebel Raid", led by Emperor Palpatine (Bill Andrews G, center), Vader (Jamez Kirtley '94), Captain Exposition (Michelle Fogerson '07, left center), Captain Needa (Elizabeth Zakszewski '06, left) and Admiral Ozzel (Dawn Erickson '07, right). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Vader (Jamez Kirtley '94) stalks the throne room in search of Luke while the Emperor (Bill Andrews G) eggs Luke towards the dark side. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

George (Jeff Suess) and the cast wrap up the show: "Prequels tomorrow, Trilogy Tonight!" (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) argues West Side Story-style with his Uncle Owen (Rob Morrison '96) about the merits of living on "Tatooine." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Han (Timothy Abrahamsen '06), Chewie (Edmund Golaski '99), Obi-wan (David Jedlinsky '90), and Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) contemplate the meaning of a passing Imperial fighter. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Luke Skywalker (Matt Ciborowski '08) comes to rescue Leia (Allison Volk W'09) from her cell on the Death Star. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Leia (Allison Volk W'09) argues with Han (Timothy Abrahamsen '06) about their intentions towards one another while Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) gets very uncomfortable and Threepio (Eleanor 'Nori' Pritchard '06), Chewbacca (Edmund Golaski '99), and 2-1B (Sarah Slotznick '09) look on. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) feels like he and Artoo (voiced by Stephen Peters G) are being watched by Yoda (Kenny Kamrin G). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Lando's (Nicolina Akraboff '07, third from left) luck takes a turn for the worse, but all that and more can happen in "One Night in Bespin." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

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Leia (Allison Volk W'09) sits at the tail of Jabba the Hutt (Jabba Puppet by The Big Nazo, Providence, RI). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Threepio (Eleanor 'Nori' Pritchard '06) tells Chief Chirpa (Sue Swalley) and the rest of the Ewoks the heroes' tale of struggle and rebellion. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

"At LAAAAAAAAAAAAAST, the Shield is down!" Admiral Ackbar (Ryan Hendrickson '07) celebrates with Mon Mothma (Kristin Hughes) as the Death Star's shield goes down and the fighters (Allison Linker W'05) are free to attack. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Stormtroopers are not the only ones invading the Mos Eisley Cantina. E.T. (Sarah Slotznick '09) is on the balcony, Dr. Who (Brian Pepper '08) and companion Leyla (Caitlin Shindler '03) are near the stairs, a pair of Thermians from Galaxy Quest (Matt Stern '08, Sally Peach '09) dance near the band, and just out of view to the left is Jayne from Firefly. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Nothing Like A Name (from Nothing Like A Dame, South Pacific). Tapdancing Stormtroopers: Kenny Kamrin G, Janet Lieberman '07, Caitlin Shindler '03, and Kelly Rockwell '09 (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Obi-wan (David Jedlinsky '90) and Vader (Jamez Kirtley '94) have their final confrontation. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

General Veers (Ryan Hendrickson '07) makes the mistake of disturbing Lord Vader (Jamez Kirtley '94) in his meditation chamber. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Han (Timothy Abrahamsen '06) leads Leia (Allison Volk w'09) in a cat-and-mouse tango chase around the Falcon. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Boba Fett (Kenny Kamrin G) preps the frozen Han Solo from transport, assisted by a pair of Bespin Guards (Dawn Erickson '07, Kristin Hughes). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Princess Leia (Allison Volk w'09) disguises herself as the bounty hunter Boussh, selling her prisoner out to the Mighty Jabba in "Mr. Chewbacca" (Edmund Golaski '99). (credit: Jax Kirtley)

With the death of Yoda, Obi-wan (David Jedlinsky '90) is forced to tell Luke (Matt Ciborowski '08) the truth about his father in "Anakin." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

The Rebels are captured trying to sabotage the bunker, all part of the Emperor's "Endorgame." (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Starfighters lead by Lando (Nicolina Akraboff '07, in the Millenium Falcon) and Wedge (Matt Stern '08, center) escape the exploding Death Star while Rebels and Ewoks celebrate. (credit: Jax Kirtley)


Allison Volk W'09 (Leia in Boussh disguise) and Edmund Golaski '99 (Chewbacca) prepare to rehearse their song 'Mr. Chewbacca' for the first time with the Jabba puppet. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Assistant music director ML Peters (far right) leads the cast in learning harmony parts for some of the show's more difficult group numbers like 'Death Star Assault Medley,' 'The Battle of Hoth,' and 'Endorgame.' (credit: Jax Kirtley)

From behind, the Jabba's interior is exposed for puppeteer manipulation by Jamez Kirtley '94. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Orchestra and cast meet for the first time as music director and co-creator Stephen Peters leads them through singthrough to kick off prod week. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Kenny Kamrin G rehearses with an early version of the Yoda puppet as Matt Ciborowski '08 (Luke) watches intently. (Yoda puppet by Kimmerie Jones) (credit: Jax Kirtley)

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Nikki Akraboff '07 does some detail fabric painting on the lining of Lando's cape. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Construction begins on the Han-Solo-frozen-in-carbonite prop (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Costume and puppet designer Nori Pritchard '06 supervises construction of Ewok puppets and rebel pilot flak vests by Ruth Jedlinsky and Sue Swalley. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Edmund Golaski '99 (Chewbacca) sports his shiny new C-3PO backpack for the Act V scenes where the droid is in pieces, and thus, can't be an actor. Cast from the same molds as the C-3PO costume, Edmund used his homemade vacuum-form machine to build both this prop and the droid costume. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Nori Pritchard '06 is now apart of the tribe. Ironically, Nori, who designed the Ewoks and supervised their construction, also played C-3PO, whom the Ewoks worship as a god. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Props mistresses Kristin Hughes and Colleen Harty show off their finished product: Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Museum of Science Gala

The stormtroopers, Wedge, Vader, the Emperor, Leia, Han, Luke, Threepio, Lando, Obi-wan, and Yoda help the Boston Museum of Science kick off their gala opening of their Science of Star Wars exhibit by performing the opening number from the show, 'Trilogy Tonight.' (credit: Jax Kirtley)

The leads are joined by the entire company and crew for the finale of 'Trilogy Tonight' at the Museum gala performance. (credit: Jax Kirtley)

Our Darth Vader (Jamez Kirtley, left) and our Luke (Matt Ciborowski, right) flanking George Lucas, the man who started it all. (credit: Wan Yosof Wan Morshidi)

Performances were in
La Sala De Puerto Rico

November 11-12, 16-19, 2005 at 8pm; matinee performances at 2pm November 13 and 20.

Read the Brandeis Hoot review, MIT's ``Star Wars - The Trilogy: The Musical'' takes the audience down the dark side

Production Staff, Cast, and Orchestra

We have press coverage in the Nov. 6th Boston Globe, "My Fair Leia? MIT troupe turns epic into a musical", and in the MIT Tech Talk ("Theater Guild strikes back with 'Star Wars' spoof"). We've also been mentioned in a Slashdot article on Nov. 10th.