Harry Potter: The Musical?

by Kim on June 24, 2009 · 4 comments

My friend Alex (who blogs over at Film Misery) posted about Harry Potter: The Musical, a production developed by the students at the University of Michigan.

You can follow this link to watch parts of the show on YouTube. (I can’t embed code on my blog right now, so you’ll just have to follow the links).

I’ve only watched the first three parts, but I already love how they’re playing with the characters’ personalities to tease out some of the funnier parts of the books. I think they’re doing sort of a mish-mash of all the books, which actually works pretty well.

And the part about foreshadowing? Totally awesome!

UPDATE: Sadly, the students responsible for the show had to pull the entire thing off YouTube because they were worried about copyright lawsuits. Personally, I think they are protected because the show is a parody, but I’m no legal expert. You can watch an explanation of their choice (and a great new song by the kid who plays Harry Potter) as you wait for the soundtrack.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex June 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Isn’t it wonderful? I wish UMM could have pulled off something like that.

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Jeanne June 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

Have you ever watched Harry Potter Puppet Pals on Youtube? Also worth watching.

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Kim June 26, 2009 at 7:36 am

Me too!

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Kim June 26, 2009 at 7:37 am

Yes, that’s pretty great too. I thought of it just after I finished the post.

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