Team StarKid Launches Space Tour Tonight!


Internet sensation Team StarKid kicks off its first national tour: The SPACE Tour (StarKid Precarious Auditory Concert Experience), at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, TONIGHT, Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. The SPACE Tour features 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. The tour runs for 21 performances across 15 cities from November 4 to 27, 2011.

Due to fan excitement about the tour and Team StarKid's devoted national (and international) following, tickets for most engagements of The SPACE Tour sold out in minutes. Tickets, priced $22 - $35, are currently only available in select cities, and may be purchased via and VIP tickets, priced from $50 to $70 (sold out), include a pre-show meet and greet, tour poster, lanyard, and laminate. Tickets are general admission and priced based on individual venue. This is an "all ages" tour. For up-to-the-minute information about additional ticket availability follow StarKid on Twitter (@TeamStarKid).

Originally hailing from the University of Michigan, and now based in Chicago, Team StarKid is a true Cinderella story for the modern age. To date, StarKid has garnered over 100 million views and 195,000 subscribers on YouTube, 167,000 Facebook fans, and 80,000 Twitter followers worldwide, and captured the attention of national media such as Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, "Access Hollywood," "Entertainment Tonight," NPR, and MTV. StarKid first invaded the internet in July 2009 with A Very Potter Musical - a parody that premiered on YouTube and immediately went viral. Filmed at a live performance through University of Michigan's Basement Arts, the show was an instant hit and quickly garnered nearly 2 million views. In March 2010, StarKid's second production, Me and My Dick, debuted at #11 on the Billboard charts for "Original Cast Recording" - a first for a college production. The show solidified StarKid as a real player in comedy musicals and grabbed national attention. In May 2010, StarKid returned with A Very Potter Sequel, receiving over 4,000 ticket requests for 400 available seats. The production - which was named to Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" - premiered to packed houses with fans from across the country lining up for hours. This past February, StarKid's first Chicago production, Starship, sold out in less than one week. After its premiere, the show debuted to sold-out screenings in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago before hitting the internet in April. The cast album, featuring original music and lyrics by Darren Criss, went to #1 on Billboard for "Original Cast Recording" and peaked at #4 on iTunes.

Appearing on all stops of The SPACE Tour will be fan favorites Jaime Lyn Beatty, Brian Holden, Lauren Lopez, Joey Richter, Dylan Saunders, Meredith Stepien, and Joseph Walker. The tour features a live band of Charlene Kaye (guitar), Clark Baxtresser (keyboard), Mark Swiderski (drums), and Carlos Valdes (bass). The concert will include the greatest hits from Team StarKid's comedy musicals such as "Granger Danger," "Kick it Up a Notch," "Ready to Go," and many more. Featured songs were originally composed by StarKid co-founder Darren Criss, who is currently a series regular on the FOX hit "Glee," and A.J. Holmes, now appearing in the National Tour of Young Frankenstein as "Dr. Frankenstein." The tour is directed by Julia Albain, with choreography by Lauren Lopez, music direction by Clark Baxtresser, and production design by Corey Lubowich, with assistance from Sarah Petty.

As previously announced, Darren Criss, star of the FOX hit series "Glee," will join his fellow StarKids for two SOLD OUT shows at New York's Irving Plaza, Saturday, November 26 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Prior to his role as "Blaine Anderson" on "Glee," Criss was best-known to StarKid fans as "Harry Potter" in both A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel, for which he contributed to the musical scores. He also conceptualized the story and provided the music and lyrics for the company's most recent musical, Starship. Criss will make his Broadway debut as "J. Pierrepont Finch" in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, when he replaces Daniel Radcliffe for a limited three week engagement, January 3 - January 22, 2012.

Rapper and poet George Watsky will join will join The SPACE Tour as a special guest at The Fillmore Silver Spring, November 20 at 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT). The Gregory Brothers, best known as the creators of the YouTube series, "Auto-Tune the News," will appear for one performance at New York's Gramercy Theater, Sunday, November 27 at 4 p.m. (SOLD OUT). Opening on tour is singer-songwriter Charlene Kaye who brings her unique mix of soul, dancehall pop, and rock and roll to the tour. The show will also include a special appearance by Jim and the Povolos, an acoustic band featuring Beatty, Holden, Lopez, Saunders, Stepien, Baxtresser and Swiderski.

The SPACE Tour is produced by StarKid Productions and presented in part by Live Nation.

For more information about Team StarKid or The SPACE Tour please visit For breaking news follow StarKid on Twitter @TeamStarKid or Facebook at To view productions and other video content, visit


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