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Theater & art

StarKid: From ‘A Very Potter Musical’ to Apocalyptour

In the spring of 2009, four performances of an original work were staged by a group of friends in the Basement Arts theater at the University of Michigan. Those actors, writers, and musicians had a hit on their hands and went on to form StarKid, staging four more Internet-only original musical parodies.

Three years later, that show, “A Very Potter Musical,” recorded at Basement Arts, has played on YouTube nearly 9 million times.

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