Winner! Best Musical – 2019 Broadway World – San Antonio – Regional Awards
Winner! Best Musical – 2017 Broadway World – Atlanta – Regional Awards
A SATIRICAL STAR WARS MUSICAL…
Wicket: A Parody Musical does for Star Wars what Wicked did for The Wizard of Oz; it’s a loving homage and cutting parody combined. Wicket spotlights one of George Lucas’ most dubious creations—the fuzzy space teddy-bear Ewoks—to explore the love/hate relationship between creators and fans while calling Lucas to task for the racism, sexism, and maybe even sizism of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Wicket: A Parody Musical is a new “wok” musical that delights nerds and surprises casual fans of the galaxy far, far away. It’s a classic underdog Star Wars musical comedy, but it’s also a pointed parody that calls George Lucas to task for his sins. In it’s galactic workshop premiere, it charmed sold-out crowds night, after night, after night.
The premise is familiar—just as Wicked tells the untold stories of the witches of Oz, Wicket tells the untold stories of the Ewoks of Endor from the 1983 film Return of the Jedi. We all thought they were a random race of alien teddy bears that…
Wicket: A Parody Musical is the purest example of what Nerd Theatre can accomplish—a joyous celebration of pop culture that brings new audiences into the theatre. By digging deep into the Star Wars franchise’s fandom and flaws, Wicket manages to be both a loving Star Wars musical comedy 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 conflict—Ewoks. What history does not know is that the Ewoks weren’t a random…