Band to Check Out: Team StarKid
So, maybe you can’t put your finger on just where you heard the name Team StarKid, or maybe you’re a huge fan of them and follow all of their projects. Whatever the case, today you’re going to learn a little bit more about this group that has cast a spell on YouTube and other areas of the entertainment industry.
In April 2009, the members of Team StarKid got together on an extremely low budget and produced an original show at the University of Michigan. It was called A Very Potter Musical, and it was a very hilarious take on the story of Harry Potter. The show was filmed and put on YouTube, and the videos went viral within a few days after being posted. Within two years after the video was posted online, Team StarKid became a big name on Perez Hilton’s blog, Access Hollywood, and even MTV.
Founded by Brian Holden, Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and “Glee’s” Darren Criss, this super talented group of performers has captured the hearts of people everywhere. After A Very Potter Musical, the group created more fun shows such as A Very Potter Sequel and Holy Musical B@man!
It’s possible that you have seen a StarKid production live too. In November of 2011, Team StarKid set out on their first tour beginning in Michigan and ending in New York City. The tour featured songs from all of the group’s productions, and superstar (and original StarKid member) Darren Criss performed at the Boston and New York Shows. Team StarKid just wrapped up their second national tour that began in May and ended June 10. The tour started in Chicago and ended once again in New York with a sold-out performance.
Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not, Team StarKid is definitely a musical group to check out. All of the members are mega talented, and their sense of humor is infectious. Go ahead and take some time sit back, relax, and enjoy one of their awesome shows.