Boldly Go To The Wang For The 50th Anniversary Celebration That Is Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage
Calling all Trekkies. It’s time to boldly go where no one has gone before. Or at least to the Theatre District in downtown Boston.
Space – aka the final frontier – will have to wait, but you can still get that thrill of warp speed through the stars with a new production that’s in town. The only thing required to take the ultimate voyage is to step foot inside the Wang Theatre on Friday, March 4, at 8pm.
Celebrating 50 years of Gene Roddenberry’s popular American science fiction entertainment franchise, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage puts all the music of those blockbuster movies and groundbreaking television shows in one place for the first time ever.
Playing in more than 100 North American cities through April 2016, this lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international special solo instruments as they play some of the greatest music written for the franchise. You’ll hear familiar tunes from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. All the while, the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage will be simultaneously beamed (thank you, Scotty) in high definition onto a 40-foot wide screen set above the orchestra. There await all your favorite Star Trek characters, including Spock, Captain Picard, Data, Worf, Sulu, Archer, Quark and, of course, Captain Kirk. This is your chance to travel with them (so to speak) on their adventures through space and time. Sadly, there might not be Tribbles, but you can’t have everything.
The man in charge of this awesome adventure is Justin Freer, one of the hottest conductors of film music in the industry. He boasts a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects under his belt, ranging from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to The Godfather to Gladiator. He has also wielded his talented wand leading some of the best orchestras on the planet such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony. In keeping with his love of blending sights and sounds, Freer founded the Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage’s production company CineConcerts, which is dedicated to the preservation and concert presentation of film, TV and media music set to picture through full length music score performances live to projection.
This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for everyone, from music lovers to filmgoers to science-fiction fans. This musical journey will transport you through the most memorable moments and they invite all ages and all levels of Trek. An added element of fun – costumes are encouraged, so now’s the time to bring out those Vulcan ears and prep your Klingon speak.
The Wang Theatre is located at 270 Tremont Street in Boston. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. Resistance is futile. Make it so.