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Seeing "Obi-Wan and Beyond" is well worth the time

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The one man show by James Arnold Taylor


Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World are currently in full swing. They will continue to take place at Disney's Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 15, 2014. The weekends are hosted by voice actor James Arnold Taylor, who is the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and other characters in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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One of the highlights each weekend is a live show that is performed by Taylor. Called Obi-Wan and Beyond, it features the incredible talents of the voice artist. He recreates many of the characters that he has played in the past, and also talks about what it is like to be a voice artist. The show is high energy and a lot of fun. Taylor is the only performer, and it is obvious that he really loves what he does.

Obi-Wan and Beyond is also quite personal at times. Taylor talks about how he used voices to help get him through grade school. He recalls that he was the short kid in his class and recreating voices kept the bullies away. He also talks about a particular day in his life where something terrible and wonderful both happened. The show ends with James Arnold Taylor encouraging the audience members to follow their dreams, just like he followed his. Obi-Wan and Beyond is uplifting, funny and extremely entertaining. If you're at Star Wars Weekends, don't miss it.