a month ago, a friend of mine started gushing about this online musical about HARRY POTTER. i’ve seen photos, and i’ve heard stories. but it was only recently that my friend was exposed to the musical. so it was also only recently that i got exposed to it as well. now, i’m passing it on to you.
it’s like paying it forward; you give back by introducing it to more people.
A VERY POTTER MUSICAL was, I think, first called HARRY POTTER, THE MUSICAL. but i think the new title fits it better. the story condenses all seven books into one almost three-hour long musical with numerous pop-culture references. i don’t know if this musical will stand the test of time, but for the time being, it sure is a laugh-out-loud riot.
i don’t actually know how to describe the musical. i think anyone will have a hard time describing the musical. but i’ll do my best. it’s like HARRY POTTER on crack. it’s very tongue-in-cheek, and it has so many innuendos that is definitely going to tickle the pot-heads.
it starts out with harry about to return to hogwarts after a summer with the dursleys, and it quickly jumps to the plot of GOBLET OF FIRE complete with a wizarding tournament, a yule ball, and voldemort’s rebirth. and that’s just the first act. the second act puts together the high energy scenes of books 5 to 7.
when you watch the musical, you’ll definitely be coming in spoiled. but it’s how they twist the material, how they present it, that will make you stay and watch the whole musical one clip after the other. and it certainly helps that the dialogues are witty and memorable–oh, and the songs are great too!
A VERY POTTER MUSICAL is available for viewing at youtube, and the team behind this musical has also uploaded a new one called: A VERY POTTER SEQUEL in which, well that one you’ll have to see for yourself. it happens post-book 7 and that way leads to spoilers.
it’s a definite must watch for everyone, pot-head or no.