Last time, Team StarKid journeyed to space on their tour, this time they’re more earthbound with the announcement of APOCALYPTOUR, which takes the musical theater troupe from their home-base in Chicago starting May 9, weaving west to California before returning to New York for a final show on June 10, with plenty of stops in between. Read more.
You know Darren Criss - i.e. Warbler hottie Blaine on “Glee” - but what do you know about Criss’ Team StarKid? Rockstar theater kids, yes, but there’s a cult-like following surrounding them that channels, in some strange way, the boybands of yesteryear, tapped into a hyper-connected youth culture and a tad confusing to the adults in the room. Team StarKid defies easy explanation, the kind of thing you often have to fall head-first into to actually get their appeal. At the base, they’re a performance troupe that specializes in pop-culture reference laden, emotional musicals, who springboarded to fame from a viral video hit with their “A Very Potter Musical” in 2009 (video above) to expand to fully original works and a spiraling fandom that supports the group and individual members’ projects.