If you only know Darren Criss from “Glee,” have never heard the phrase “super-mega-foxy-awesome-hot” and don’t understand the incredible bromance between Voldemort and Quirrell, then unfortunately, no one ever introduced you to StarKid Productions — which is something that needs to be immediately remedied. StarKid Productions is made up of a group of friends, which, at it’s core, consists of Darren Criss, Joey Richter, Lauren Lopez and others, who write, direct, compose and choreograph musicals. But what started as a college theater group has gone far beyond that. They now have five completed musicals on their YouTube channel (under the username StarKidPotter), as well as videos of their two national tours: the S.P.A.C.E. tour and the Apocalyptour. And each production is better than the last.
Their first show was “A Very Potter Musical,” which combines the plot lines of the Harry Potter series, taking specific plot points from each novel to incorporate into the musical. This show had a low production value, but is well-written and a must see for any Harry Potter fan. They followed the show up with “A Very Potter Sequel,” and “A Very Potter Senior Year” is supposed to be in the works. In addition to the AVPM series, StarKid also created “Me and My Dick,” which is as hilarious and inappropriate as it sounds, “Starship,” and “Holy Musical B@man!” all of which are well worth the time it takes to watch them. So on some night when you need a break from studying, go online and watch some of the StarKid shows — they’re all “totally awesome.”
Howard is a member of the class of 2013.