StarKid Launches 2nd National Tour, APOCALYTOUR, in Chicago, 5/9
Following the success of The SPACE Tour, internet sensation Team StarKid announces a second national tour: APOCALYTOUR, featuring a cast of StarKid veterans performing hits from the company's acclaimed original comedy musicals A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, Me and My Dick, and Starship, as well as their latest parody show Holy Musical B@man!.
APOCALYPTOUR will launch at the House of Blues in Chicago on Wednesday, May 9, and culminate in New York City at the Roseland Ballroom on Sunday, June 10.
Regular Tickets, priced from $25 to $35, will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com or LiveNation.com* on Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. (local time of venue). Two tiers of VIP Tickets will also be available and are priced as follows: "Golden Idol" VIP, $75 - $85 (lanyard, poster, and an autograph session with the cast 45 minutes before doors open), and "Crystal Skull" VIP, $100 - $125 (lanyard,
poster, concert program, and a Meet and Greet and photo opportunity with the cast 1 ½ hours before doors). This is an "all ages" tour. Performance dates and times are subject to change. *Websites for alternate ticket vendors for select cities noted below.
The performance schedule for the APOCALYPTOUR is as follows:
Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.: Chicago, Illinois (House of Blues)
Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.: Chicago, Illinois (House of Blues)
Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Indianapolis, Indiana (Egyptian Room)
Sunday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Nashville, Tennessee (Rocketown - www.rocketown.com)
Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.: New Orleans, Louisiana (House of Blues)
Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Houston, Texas (House of Blues)
Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa – www.lazonarosa.com)
Saturday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m.: Anaheim, California (House of Blues)
Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.: San Diego, California (House of Blues)
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.: Los Angeles, California (House of Blues)
Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.: Los Angeles, California (House of Blues)
Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.: San Francisco, California (Nob Hill Masonic Center)
Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.: Portland, Oregon (Roseland Theatre - www.roselandpdx.com)
Monday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.: Seattle, Washington (Neptune Theatre - stgpresents.org/neptune)
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.: Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre - www.voguetheatre.com)
Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.: Denver, Colorado (Summit Music Hall - www.lodolivemusic.com)
Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.: Kansas City, Kansas (Uptown Theater)
Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.: St. Louis, Missouri (The Pageant)
Monday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.: Ann Arbor, Michigan (The Michigan Theater)
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Theatre of the Living Arts)
Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.: Silver Spring, Maryland (The Fillmore Silver Spring)
Saturday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m.: Boston, Massachusetts (House of Blues)
Sunday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.: New York, New York (Roseland Ballroom)
APOCALYPTOUR will feature the greatest hits and upcoming releases from Team StarKid's comedy musicals. Music and lyrics were composed by StarKid co-founder Darren Criss, who is currently a series regular on the FOX hit "Glee" and recently made his Broadway debut as "J. Pierrepont Finch" in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, as well as A.J. Holmes (A Very Potter Musical, Me and My Dick) and Nick Gage (Holy Musical B@man!). The tour is directed by Julia Albain (The SPACE Tour), with music direction by Clark Baxtresser (The SPACE Tour), production design by Corey Lubowich (Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, The SPACE Tour), lighting design by Sarah Petty (A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, The SPACE Tour), costumes by June Saito (Starship), and choreography by Katie Spelman (Goodman and Paramount Theatres). APOCALYPTOUR is produced by StarKid Productions.
Appearing on the APOCALYPTOUR will be Jaime Lyn Beatty ("Ginny Weasley" – A Very Potter Musical, "Rita Skeeter" – A Very Potter Sequel, "Sally" – Me and My Dick, "Neato Mosquito" – Starship); Brian Holden ("Remus Lupin" – A Very Potter Sequel, "Flopsy" – Me and My Dick, "Junior" – Starship); Lauren Lopez ("Draco Malfoy" – A Very Potter Musical and Sequel, "Bugette/Taz" – Starship); Jim Povolo ("Goyle and Various Characters – A Very Potter Musical, Sequel, and Starship); Joey Richter ("Ron Weasley" – A Very Potter Musical and Sequel, "Joey" – Me and My Dick, "Bug" – Starship); BrIan Rosenthal ("Professor Quirrell" – A Very Potter Musical and Various Characters – A Very Potter Sequel); Dylan Saunders ("Dumbledore" – A Very Potter Musical and Sequel, "Tootsie Noodles/Pincer" – Starship); Meredith Stepien ("Mega-Girl" – Starship); and Joseph Walker ("Lord Voldemort" – A Very Potter Musical, "Dolores Umbridge" – A Very Potter Sequel, "Dick" – Me and My Dick, "Up" – Starship). They will be accompanied by a five-piece band of Charlene Kaye (guitar), Clark Baxtresser (keyboard), Megan Cox (keyboard), Dave Scalia (drums), and Tomek Miernowski (bass).