Have you ever had the chance to watch a movie with a John Williams score performed live? If not, you might want to start checking with your local philharmonic orchestra. I had the pleasure of watching Raiders of the Lost Ark with the Boston Pops performing the score live. The experience was, in a word, extraordinary. If you’re a Star Wars fan and live in the Toronto, Ontario area, now’s your chance. The Toronto Symphonic Orchestra will perform the Return of the Jedi score live along with the film.

Return of the Jedi Score
Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Show producers tell us that the performance features a “special edition” version of the original score. Fans attending “will get to relive their favourite moments to John Williams’s musical masterpiece….” However, they’ll get to do so “in a way they never have before!” We’re not exactly sure what a “special edition” of the Return of the Jedi score will entail. Regardless, there’s no question that it will be entertaining!.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs Return of the Jedi score live with film

Here’s the official press release for the production:

The final chapter of the Skywalker saga is coming to cinemas this December—and what better way to get ready than by seeing the last film in the classic Star Wars trilogy in a whole new way?

Join us for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi—In Concert and see the film projected on a giant screen with the full Orchestra performing all the music live.

As the lights dim in Roy Thomson Hall, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned by the vile crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet.

But the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time—for the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Showings will be held Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, October 5 at 12:30 pm. Both will take place at the Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St Toronto, ON M5J 2H5.

Get your tickets now by clicking HERE. You won’t want to miss experiencing the Return of the Jedi score performed live!