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- $20 for one ticket to StarKid Takes Manhattan (up to $36.50 value)
- When: Saturday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m.
- Where: Irving Plaza
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 12:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
StarKid Takes Manhattan
Over 90 million views on YouTube. Seven sold-out screenings of their premiere production. Two Billboard-charting soundtracks. One StarKid. The musical comedy troupe, which was established at the University of Michigan in 2009, blends classic musical theater with modern technology. By uploading their original performances onto the worldwide web, the group has earned a worldwide following. Even the press is impressed—Entertainment Weekly calls StarKid "brilliant," while the Chicago Reader pulls out the thesaurus to hail the troupe as "ingenious." Now leaping from the laptop to appear live on stage, the cast belts out hits from beloved musicals including A Very Potter Musical, Holy Musical, B@man!, and Starship.
A yiddish theater, a burlesque house, a meeting place for the Polish Army Veterans Association—the building at 17 Irving Place has filled many roles since its christening in 1860. It wasn't until it became a music venue in the 1970s, though, that it found its true calling. Hosting early concerts by such bands as the Ramones and the Talking Heads, Irving Plaza built a reputation as one of the city's best places to see the next big thing. That reputation has only grown through the years, with Complex recently naming it one of the Top 10 Best Concert Venues in America.