I’m just going to get to the gist of this review of Potted Potter, the Harry Potter parody that condenses all seven books into a 70-minute show. I mean, if the creators can do that, then it seems apropos that I keep this short and sweet, too.
So, in a nutshell: Potted Potter is hilarious! If, like me, you’re a big Harry Potter fan, you likely will love the show. If you don’t know much about the series, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll still enjoy it. (You’re getting a whole synopsis, anyway, right?)
I didn’t know much about the show going into it, just the basic premise that all of the books would be summarized for the stage production, and I was quite curious to see how it would all play out. Turns out the whole thing essentially is a two-man comedy act that does cover the Harry Potter story from book one to book seven, but in a fun, wacky, cheeky (hey, they’re British), unique way. Puppets, masks, Quidditch (with audience participation!), dancing (with a disco ball!), lots of physical comedy, and fantastic improvised moments factored into the show. And the theater was full of laughter the entire time, both in the audience and on stage (I think those guys were cracking each other up, too).
It’s one of those shows you really have to go see for yourself. I promise, it’s worth it. Oh, and Owen and his friend enjoyed it just as much as me. When I asked how they liked it after the show, they practically said in unison, “It was AWESOME!”
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience is on stage at the Landsburgh Theatre through June 21. Tickets range from $39.95 – $99.95. Look for a deal on select seats here. Potted Potter is recommended for ages 6 to Dumbledore.