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Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff

Broadway Playhouse
175 East Chestnut Street Chicago

Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you donít know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of POTTED POTTER 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, POTTED POTTER is perfect for the entire family.

Potted Potter will move to the Harris Theatre Dec 26 - Jan 6.

Thru - Jan 6, 2013



Price: $39.75-$69.75

Show Type: Comedy

Running Time: 1hr, 20mins

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  Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Somewhat Recommended

"... Clarkson and Turner aren't so much potting their Potter for fun and profit as offering a genial, diverse, Potter-themed entertainment. You get cruise-ship-like games, trivia, audience participation and jokes ó all manner of silliness themed around all things Potter. This show's origins were in a promotional event for one of the book releases ó indeed, this still feels very much like the kind of show you might see in a bookstore."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...as I watched these two veteran BBC children's television hosts working their way through "Potted Potter," I couldn't help thinking: This show (directed by Richard Hurst) is the sort of thing some Hollywood mogul might finance as the entertainment for his overly indulged grade school kid's birthday party. And it is far cry from a soaring live theater experience, even if it beats a creepy clown."
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Hedy Weiss


Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Clarkson and Turner know their Potter backward and forward, a fact that left my 11-year-old daughter and many other well-versed fans giggling throughout the show. The duo have that strong comic chemistry one associates with teams like the Smothers Brothers, Martin & Lewis, and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore."
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Jack Helbig


ShowBizChicago - Highly Recommended

"...Dan and Jeff make Potted Potter more than just a must see parody piece, but rather delivers a unique theatre piece incorporating classic elements of the theatre of the absurd. This is also a great alternative to families who are looking for a Christmas Carol alternative. Dumbledore would be very proud."
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Michael Roberts


Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...Give Jeff and Dan props for making a profitable venture out of an idea that started as a five minute street show to entertain lines of fans in 2005 waiting for the release of the sixth Potter novel. Since then the show has been expanded, traveled throughout the English-speaking world, and won some awards. Apparently J. K. Rowling approved the show, or at least didn't disapprove. Children will rejoice. As for their elders, good luck."
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Dan Zeff


Chicago Stage Standard - Somewhat Recommended

"...Clever as much of this cock-your-snoot raillery appears, too much middle-school tomfoolery clutters the Playhouse stage. "Potted Palmer" channels "Beavis and Butthead" and "Wayne's World" as these dweebish Brits try to outdo Harry at his own geeky game. It's not easy to wear out your welcome after only 80 minutes: These wizard fakers almost succeed. But with 400 million copies of Rowling's saga sold and maybe even read, they shouldn't lack for family-friendly muggles flocking to this open run."
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Lawrence Bommer


Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...This of course is a parody on this famous character, one that people have waited in line for first editions of the novels or to be first to see the newest film. It is geared to poke fun at an icon and yet to allow a family to share a theatrical moment together, and let's face it, there is not enough of this in today's world. Right now, this hilarious show has no schedule of how long it will be at The Broadway Playhouse, but rumor has it, as long as people want to see it, and should the need for another space come to be, I can grant you that Broadway In Chicago will find a place."
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Alan Bresloff


Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...This show is a huge hit for kids and the rest of the family too, if you can afford it at a range of tickets from $39.95-84.95. Don't expect a meaningful work of art, but this is solid entertainment that all fans will enjoy. Expect a whirlwind of jokes, puns, audience participation, silly string, hats, accents, pop culture references, and a disco ball. You should also expect to laugh almost constantly for this 70-minute ride through a series that was, for me-and is for many of the young audience members-a huge part of growing up."

Darcy Rose Coussens


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