Apocalyptour: Musical Theater Troupe & YouTube Sensation StarKid in Concert
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The last date listed for Apocalyptour was Friday May 25, 2012 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Masonic
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StarKid Productions is best described as an ensemble of writers, actors, directors, designers, producers, and other goof-offs. Blending live performance with the accessibility of the internet, Starkid has taken the long-revered art of parody and fumblingly marched forward with it into the 21st century.
StarKid has its roots firmly embedded in the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. In April of 2009, with a budget of less than $150, an original script and score, and a cast and creative team chock full of Michigan cohorts, A Very Potter Musical premiered. Three months later, having filmed the live performances for family and friends, writers Nick Lang, Matt Lang, and Brian Holden posted the videos to YouTube, and within days the show had gone viral. In just under two years, StarKid’s original works have garnered more than 64 million views on YouTube, a devoted international fan-base of more 110,000 subscribers, and national attention from MTV, Entertainment Weekly, blogger Perez Hilton, Access Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, BillBoard.com, New York Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, and National Public Radio. Now based in Chicago, StarKid remains committed in partnership with Al Gore to pioneering the internet as a new outlet for theater distribution.