Critically acclaimed comedic rendition of all seven Harry Potter books in 70 hilarious minutes; “Gloriously goofy,” says The New York Times
MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 7, 2022) — Hennepin Theatre Trust, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions announced that, after several successful North American tours and over 800 performances at Bally’s in Las Vegas, London’s West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff returns to Minneapolis. Created by two-time Olivier Award–nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show will cast a spell over the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) from Friday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023.
Tickets for Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience go on sale at HennepinTheatreTrust.org on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.
Show dates are Friday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at the historic Pantages Theatre. Performance times are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $43.99. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Selling out to crowds around the world, Potted Potter will have you flying off your seat (or broomstick) with laughter. The perfect show for muggles, witches and wizards of all ages, this production of the boy-who-lived’s story combines all seven books into 70 hilarious minutes. The cleverly curated show includes all of your favorite characters, perfect Potter props and even a live Quidditch match!
Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions first introduced the fabulously funny show to North American audiences in Toronto in 2012, where it received rave reviews. Over the past several years the show has completed multiple tours, delighting crowds with its clever wit. Potted Potter has left audiences feeling positively nostalgic and has sold out theatres across the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and Canada. Whether you’re team Gryffindor or don’t know the difference between a Death Eater and Dumbledore, this show is a seriously good time.
Potted Productions (Producer) The company was founded in 2006 by James Seabright to produce the work of Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner. Since then, it has produced Potted Potter in the UK, Australasia and North America, including two West End and two off-Broadway seasons. It has also commissioned and produced the new shows Potted Pirates (Edinburgh, UK tours), Potted Panto (Edinburgh, Vaudeville, London, and UK tour; Olivier Award Nomination for Best Entertainment 2011) and Potted Sherlock.
Seabright Productions The company is led by James Seabright, an Olivier Award winning commercial theatrical producer and general manager. Current productions include the worldwide tour and Las Vegas residency of Potted Potter by Dan and Jeff, UK tours of Black Is The Color Of My Voice by Apphia Campbell, the immersive Trainspotting Live, Clownfish’s Attenborough and his Animals, Buffy Revamped by Brendan Murphy, the debut US tour of The Crown Live by Daniel Clarkson and acclaimed new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, which premiered as a digital show in 2021 and can now be seen globally via BroadwayHD. Previous London productions include Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor (Garrick, Apollo, Vaudeville, Palace, Duchess, Lyric and Hammersmith Apollo), Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Ambassadors, Apollo, Criterion and Lyric), Loot by Joe Orton (Park and Watermill), The Boys in The Band by Mart Crowley (Park and Vaudeville), Our Boys by Jonathan Lewis (Duchess), The Lion by Benjamin Scheuer (St James), Eric and Little Ern (Vaudeville), and several seasons of Potted Panto and Potted Sherlock with Dan and Jeff. James chairs the boards of the League of Independent Producers and the King’s Head Theatre and is an associate artist of Wilton’s Music Hall. His first book, So You Want to Be a Theatre Producer, was published in 2010 by Nick Hern Books. www.seabright.org
Starvox Entertainment, founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, has ranked on Profit Magazine’s list of Canada’s top growth companies for four years running – the only live Entertainment Company ever to be on the list. Starvox produces unique live theatre properties, including: the hugely successful “Wow Variety Spectacular,” currently in residence at Caesars Entertainment’s Rio Casino, the record-breaking “Evil Dead: the Musical, ”successful touring West-End hit Harry Potter parody “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience,” “Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical” and many others. Starvox is a co-producer on the globally acclaimed The Art of Banksy, and is also one of the founding producers of the world renowned Immersive Van Gogh exhibition that is sweeping the United States.
Starvox is a co-producer of the world renowned Immersive Van Gogh exhibition that is sweeping the United States. starvoxent.com/
Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Heart of Hennepin – celebrating 100 years of the Hennepin Theatre District
To honor the centennial, Hennepin Theatre Trust is kicking off a yearlong celebration for the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, along with The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin, home to the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre. This year-long centennial celebration honors the history of the Hennepin Theatre District and looks ahead to what the future holds for the arts, the Trust and downtown neighbors. HennepinTheatreTrust.org/centennial.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.