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Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 : 1:26 p.m.

Team StarKid will offer premiere reading of third Harry Potter parody musical at LeakyCon in August

By Staff


Darren Criss and the rest of Team Starkid at last year's LeakyCon, a Harry Potter fan convention.

Team StarKid, the University of MIchigan-born musical theater troupe and YouTube phenomenon, will debut their highly anticipated sequel to the parody musicals "A Very Potter Musical" and "A Very Potter Sequel" at LeakyCon on August 11, 2012.

The show is written by Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Brian Holden and will be performed as a staged reading during the A Very StarKid Event II at this year’s LeakyCon, a Harry Potter fan conference.

The third parody musical -" A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year" - will feature a cast of more than 20 members of StarKid Productions, including Darren Criss, Joey Richter, Brian Holden, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Joe Walker, Brian Rosenthal, Dylan Saunders, and more.

Team StarKid’s comedy has created a wide-ranging, global fanbase; the third parody Harry Potter musical will be the final chapter in the series that shot them to fame.

The members of Team StarKid are returning to LeakyCon for the second year in a row after the massive success of the first A Very StarKid Event at LeakyCon 2011 in Orlando, Florida. More than 2,000 fans sang and danced along with the group to celebrate the opening of the final Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II."

Confirmed LeakyCon 2012 attendees from Team Starkid include: Julia Albain (Thursday and Sunday only), Chris Allen, Clark Baxtresser, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Tyler Brunsman, Richard Campbell, Brant Cox, Darren Criss (Saturday only), Denise Donovan, Corey Dorris, Arielle Goldman, Brian Holden, A.J. Holmes, Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Lauren Lopez, Corey Lubowich, Devin Lytle, Lily Marks, Alle-Faye Monka, Joe Moses, Jim Povolo, Joey Richter, Brian Rosenthal, Dylan Saunders, Meredith Stepien, Sango Tajima, Joe Walker.

In addition to their Harry Potter parody musicals, Team StarKid has produced several shows, including "Starship" and "Holy Musical B@man!". In 2011, Team StarKid performed in and produced the “Funtastic Slamaganza,” a charity show with proceeds benefitting Snow City Arts, a local Chicago charity. Members of the group embarked on the 15-city national SPACE tour in November of 2011, followed by The Apocalyptour in the Spring of 2012, where they were joined in Los Angeles and New York by Darren Criss, one of the founders of Team StarKid and actor on the hit television show "Glee."

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome back Team StarKid to LeakyCon,” said Melissa Anelli, the conference’s organizer, in a press release. “They have become a substantial and exciting part of the Harry Potter fandom and we could not imagine organizing an event without them.”

“This year, Team StarKid celebrated the third anniversary of the release of 'A Very Potter Musical.' At LeakyCon, we’ll celebrate three years of being included in this spectacular fandom by presenting one of the most requested and most rumored about projects amongst our fans,” said Brian Holden, one of the members and founders of Team Starkid, in the same press release.

The reading is part of the A Very StarKid Event (II). New or existing registrants may add the event to their registrations by visiting All other LeakyCon full registration or Saturday day pass holders may view a live feed of this reading in an alternate ballroom without editing their registration.

Team StarKid will also be participating in special programming and autograph sessions throughout the weekend; these are included in basic registration and day passes. For more information, please see the full schedule as posted on our Web site at:

Additional details for A Very StarKid Event (II) and further information about LeakyCon can be found at More information about Team StarKid can be found at