POTTED POTTER Returns to the Broadway Playhouse Dec. 11-Jan. 5
Broadway In Chicago, Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions are delighted to announce the return this holiday season of the hit off-Broadway show, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, for a four-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) Dec. 11, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020. Tickets will go on-sale today, Oct. 22, 2019 at 10 AM CT.
A Critic’s Pick by the Daily Herald, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out London, Washington Post and Boston Globe, the show won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide. The current Las Vegas engagement of the show is the recent recipient of several Best of Las Vegas awards, including the 2019 Gold Winner for the Best New Production in Las Vegas.
Created by former BBC Television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting,” all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique set of rules.
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family.
The London critics raved too. Said the Daily Telegraph, “A fabulously funny parody…will tickle the funny bone of every age group.’ The New York Times exclaims the show is “Breathless and…HILARIOUS!” And the Associated Press proclaims the show a “HIT!”
New York Post writes the show is “…a zany hoot!” while Time Magazine for Kids simply declares that Potted Potter is “…an AWESOME show!” So what are you waiting for!? Now is the time for all good Potter fans to discover this hilarity firsthand!
Tuesdays at 7:30PM (no performances on Dec. 24; Dec. 31 performance at 2PM)
Wednesdays at 7:30PM (no performances on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1)
Thursdays at 7:30PM (the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 performances will be held at 2PM & 8PM)
Fridays at 7:30 PM (the Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 performances will be held at 2PM & 8PM)
Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM (additional 5 PM performance on Dec. 14)
Sundays at 2PM
TICKET INFORMATIONIndividual tickets for Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will go on sale Tuesday, October 22 at 10 AM CT and range in price from $39.95 – $79.95 with a select number of premium tickets available. Individual ticket will be available by calling the Broadway In Chicago Ticketline at (800) 775-2000 or by visiting www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Tickets also are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing [email protected].
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre. Broadway In Chicago proudly celebrates 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre.