1999 Space Opera CD

SPACE OPERA
1999
Audio Recording

Cast
(in order of appearance)
Princess Leia Organa Cara Yara
R2-D2 Sarah Perlmutter
C-3PO Kathy Lindsay
Darth Vader Jeff Moore
Luke Skywalker Robert Bass
Obi-Wan Kenobi Paul Raila
Chewbacca Roger Frymire
Han Solo Jake Yara
Jabba the Hutt (Act I) Lonnie Bass
Jabba the Hutt (Act II) Zack Brandon
General Dodonna Dale Senechal
 

Other Chorus (Rebels, Jawas, Stormtroopers, and Aliens):
Charlotte Ames, Michael Brandon, David Browne, Phil Budne, Nina DeLuca,
Kayleigh Dudevoir, Bob Eggers, Jillian Eggers, Chad Green, Sue Hall,
Marah Laurie, Sonia Laurie, Pete Moriarty, Deborah Silverstein, and Cindy Woolworth

     Act I, Scene 1
      The Bridge of a Rebel Blockade Runner
 
 
Rebels Are We 1 - Princess Leia Organa leads the crew of a Rebel blockade runner, which is under attack from an Imperial warship as they orbit the desert planet Tatooine.
Dear Obi-Wan 1 - Leia loads stolen Death Star plans into R2-D2, a "droid" (robot) and sends him off to the planet surface to find Obi-Wan Kenobi, an old Jedi knight.
Oh Dear 1 - R2-D2's beleaguered sidekick, C-3PO, searches frantically for R2-D2 and then accompanies him to Tatooine.
Rebels Are We 2 / The Interrogation - The Rebel blockade runner is seized and boarded by Imperial Stormtroopers. Darth Vader interrogates Princess Leia. When she will not reveal the location of the Rebel base, Vader orders the destruction of Leia's home planet Alderaan.
Our Darkest Hour 1 - Leia and the Rebels mourn their captivity and the impending destruction of Alderaan.
Princess Leia gives the Death-Star plans to R2-D2

 

The Stormtroopers in "Vader's Orders"      Act I, Scene 2
      At the Home of Luke Skywalker on Tatooine
 
Tatooine - Luke Skywalker is an orphaned teenage boy who yearns for adventure, but he is stuck on Tatooine with his aunt and uncle.
The Purchase - Luke purchases two droids from a group of Jawas.
Dreadful - The droids turn out to be R2-D2 and C-3PO, who tell Luke all about how they came to Tatooine. R2-D2 runs away after Luke goes to bed.
Good Morning / Oh Dear 2 - The next morning, Luke demands to know why R2-D2 is missing. C-3PO explains that R2-D2 is looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Vader's Orders 1 - Vader and the Stormtroopers arrive after Luke and C-3PO have left to search for R2-D2. Vader orders the destruction of the Skywalker home and the murder of all inside.

 

     Act I, Scene 3
      In the Desert, near the Home of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine
 
In the Wilderness Dear Obi-Wan 2 - Luke and C-3PO find R2-D2 in the desert, then are greeted by Obi-Wan Kenobi. R2-D2 plays Princess Leia's message to Obi-Wan. Luke is struck by Leia's regal beauty and urges Obi-Wan to bring the Death Star plans to Alderaan for Leia.
Anakin - Obi-Wan agrees to help Leia. He tells the story of Luke's father, Anakin, who was killed by Darth Vader. Obi-Wan gives Luke his father's light saber and asks him to accompany him to Alderaan.
Destiny 1 - Luke agrees to follow Obi-Wan.
Luke sings “Destiny” after seeing Princess Leia's recording

 

Jabba the Hutt and Han Solo have a "Little Chat"      Act I, Scene 4
      At Mos Eisley Spaceport on Tatooine
 
At the Spaceport / I'm the Best - Luke, Obi-Wan and the two droids make their way past security to the Cantina, where they hope to hire a ship to take them to Alderaan. The mercenary Han Solo boasts of his piloting and smuggling skills.
It's a Deal / Jabba Jive - Han and Obi-Wan come to terms, but before Han can slip out of the Cantina, he runs into Jabba the Hutt, a local crime boss to whom Han owes money.
The Little Chat - Jabba impresses upon Han the seriousness of his debt, and also advises him that Vader's men are on their way.
Vader's Orders 2 - Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers arrive too late to stop Han and Chewbacca from taking off with Luke, Obi-Wan and the droids.

 

     Act I, Scene 5
      On the Bridge of the Millennium Falcon
 
Light Speed 1 / Use the Force - Han Solo pilots his ship precariously past the Imperial fleet waiting for them in orbit. Once they are safely past light speed, Obi-Wan begins to teach Luke about the Force and being a Jedi knight.
Something Terrible / Alderaan / Darkest Hour 2 - Obi-Wan is suddenly stricken as he perceives a great disturbance in the Force. When Han and his passengers arrive at Alderaan, they find the planet destroyed by the Death Star, a giant space station built by the Empire. Their ship is captured and taken aboard the Death Star.
"Our Darkest Hour" for Chewy and the Droids

 

Obi-Wan says a passionate "Goodbye" to a disinterested Luke      Act II, Scene 1
      In the Hangar Bay of the Death Star
 
Jabba Jive (reprise) - Introduction to Act II
What Do We Do? - The Stormtroopers on the Death Star can't find the crew on the ship they've just captured and don't know how to proceed. Two Stormtroopers stay to guard the ship.
Goodbye Luke - Emerging from hidden compartments in the ship, Chewbacca overcomes the guards, and Han and Luke put on the Stormtrooper uniforms. R2-D2 links to the main computer and finds the location of the tractor beam. Obi-Wan sets off to deactivate the tractor beam, which would allow the others to escape. Knowing he will not return, Obi-Wan says goodbye to Luke.
He Found Her - R2-D2, still linked with the main computer, discovers where Princess Leia is being held. C-3PO urges Han and Luke to try to rescue her.

 

     Act II, Scene 2
      In and around the Detention Cells of the Death Star
 
Prisoner's Lament - Han hatches a plan to save Leia. Chewbacca, masquerading as a prisoner, is escorted to the cell block where Leia is being held by Han and Luke, who are still dressed as Stormtroopers.
Destiny 2 / Some Rescue - Han, Luke and Chewbacca overcome the prison guards, and Luke goes to Leia's cell to rescue her. Luke frees Leia from her cell. Han and Chewbacca join Luke and Leia in the cell block as they retreat from the Stormtroopers' attack. Leia criticized the poor planning of their rescue effort and blasts a hole in the cell block wall to create an escape route.
Chewy, Han and Luke approach the cell block where Leia is being held

 

 

Darth Vader is expounds upon the power of "The Dark Side"      Act II, Scene 3
      In the Corridors of the Death Star
 
Waiting for Obi-Wan / The Dark Side - Having deactivated the tractor beam, Obi-Wan meets Darth Vader. As the two prepare to do battle, Obi-Wan demands to know why Vader, once a good man, has turned to the Dark Side. Vader, having waited years to face Obi-Wan, figures he can wait another five minutes, and so he provides a long-winded answer to Obi-Wan's question.

 

     Act II, Scene 4
      In the War Room on Yavin Four
 
Rebels Are We 3 - Vader and Obi-Wan do battle as the Stormtroopers guarding Han's ship look on fascination. As Vader strikes down Obi-Wan, Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca and the droids take advantage of the distraction and slip onto the ship and escape to the Rebel Base on Yavin IV. There General Dodonna addresses the Rebels as they prepare to do battle against the Death Star. Although heavily fortified against attack from large ships, the Death Star is vulnerable to a small fighter firing a missile into a small reactor vent.
Take Care of Yourself - Luke prepares to join the fight with the Rebels, but Han elects to leave.
The Battle (I) - The Battle of Yavin IV rages, with the Rebels taking heavy losses. Only one fighter gets through to the reactor vent, but its shot is wide of the mark.
The Battle (II and III) - Luke approaches the target, but Vader's fighter is right behind him. Just before Vader can fire at Luke, Han's ship appears from nowhere and knocks Vader off course. As Luke prepares to fire, he hear Obi-Wan's voice urging him to use the Force instead of his targeting computer. Luke's missiles hit their mark.
Finale - The Rebels rejoice in the destruction of the Death Star, honor their heroes, and pay homage to the memory of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Who is the strange man with the stick?