The 'Harry Potter' books are over. The 'Harry Potter' movies are over. But 'Harry Potter' is not over... thanks to two British 'Potter' fans who've taken their 'Potter' passion to a whole new level in the off-Broadway show, 'Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff.'
The pair have already played to sold-out crowds around the world from London to Toronto and Australia to New Zealand, and now they're live in New York City at the Little Shubert Theatre at 422 West 42nd Street.
Why should you see the comedy? Daniel Clarkson (one part Justin Timberlake, one part Mark Zuckerberg) and Jeff Turner (the kind of funny guy everyone wants as a best friend!) talk to J-14 Magazine and give you four reasons you must see 'Potted Potter.'
1- It's a show by fans, for fans!
Dan and Jeff are huge 'Harry Potter' fans. They have been performing the show for the last six years and have met thousands of 'Harry Potter' fans and are always happy to learn from them. They are not making fun of the books -- they love them and make the sort of jokes that only real fans can!
2- It's a great Potter 101 if you've never read the books!
If you haven't read the books or seen the movies, where have you been?! It doesn't matter though, as even non-Potterheads enjoy the show, as it gives them a brief education on Harry's world. So, if your Dad is going to come too, he can finally stop embarrassing himself when trying to discuss Hogwarts with your friends!
3- It's as British as Harry himself!
One of the best things about the 'Harry Potter' series is how British it is and Dan and Jeff are about as British as you can get. They love tea, crumpets, and the Queen. They also have real-life British accents, which they might just use on stage, if you ask nicely (and even if you don't).
4- Finally and most importantly: You get to play Quidditch!
'Potted Potter' is the only place in the entire world where you can play Quidditch live in a theatre. As soon as the game starts, everything goes crazy! The Quaffle is launched, Bludgers fly around, there's broomsticks everywhere, and maybe even Madam Hooch. If you're really good at Quidditch, you may even score the winning goal for Gryffindor, or Hufflepuff (if you're that way inclined) or maybe even catch the Golden Snitch.
What's your favorite thing about 'Harry Potter'?