Star Wars Goes Burlesque in The Empire Strips Back Parody Tour

The Empire Strips Back - A Burlesque Parody, a critically-acclaimed Star Wars burlesque parody show, has released a new trailer in anticipation of its upcoming North American Tour.

The nearly two-minute clip features the cast and crew playing beloved characters from the live show to a cover of David Bowie's "Starman" by Australian artist Mojo Juju. A lot of the footage takes places behind-the-scenes footage, though it's purposefully done up stylistically.

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Conceived by Russall S. Beattie in 2011, the show presents audiences with an unforgettable version of the beloved franchise. The show has gone on to have seven sold-out Australian tours, and boasts "an enthusiastic audience of over 60,000," according to the press release. The show also had a sold-out six-city tour in California.

“It’s been an amazing journey from the little stage we started on to the majestic theatres we play now,” said Beattie. “We never stop developing the show – always trying to make it bigger and crazier, and, yes, reach the standard of quality of the films. Everywhere we go, our fans are passionate and excited, and they deserve an unforgettable, fun night out.”

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The Empire Strips Back's upcoming tour will last for six weeks. between March 30 and May 4, and travel across Canada and the US. You can find tour dates online at empirestripsback.com.

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