Team StarKid, a youth-led theater company best known for its Harry Potter musical theater parody A Very Potter Musical starring Darren Criss, released its latest spoof Holy Musical B@man! last night, April 13. Watch the video, now available on Team Starkid's website and Youtube, below!
The musical, with book by Matt and Nick Lang, music and lyrics by Nick Gage and additional lyrics by Scott Lamps, begins with a disclaimer that the parody "is in no way sponsored, approved, endorsed by or affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. or any of their affiliates."
After witnessing the murder of his parents, a young billionaire makes a solemn vow to dress up like a bat and wage a one man war on crime! But when this solitary savior realizes that "one" is the loneliest number to wage a war with, he'll set off on a musical adventure to rescue the city from the greatest super-villain of all time and find a super friend.
StarKid began at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. In April 2009, with a budget of less than $150, an original script and score, A Very Potter Musical premiered. Three months later, having filmed the live performances for family and friends, writers Nick Lang, Matt Lang, and Brian Holden posted the videos to YouTube, and within days the show had gone viral. In just under two years, StarKid’s original works have garnered over 64 million views on YouTube, a devoted international fan-base of over 110,000 subscribers, and national attention from MTV, Entertainment Weekly, blogger Perez Hilton, Access Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, BillBoard.com, New York Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, National Public Radio and more.
Now based in Chicago, StarKid Productions' Holy Musical B@man cast features A Very Potter Musical actors Julia Albain, Chris Allen, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Brian Holden, Nick Lang, Lauren Lopez, Jim Povolo, Dylan Saunders, Nicholas Strauss, Joseph Walker and more! Holy Musical B@man! showcases choreography by Katie Spelman, set design by Corey Lubowich, costume designs by June Saito, lighting design by Sarah Petty and sound design by Mark Swiderski.
Check out Holy Musical B@man in the video below!