Sunday, 13 July 2014

Musical Theatre and a bit of Team Starkid

I haven't really expressed my love for Starkid on my blog before. To be honest, it's kind of been my secret obsession for a while. I'm really the only one of my friends that loves musical theatre. I know we did a musical, and they enjoyed it. But I think they enjoyed the experience of it more, the acting and singing and being on stage. And I love it too. I love performing, no matter how nerve racking it is. If there's one thing I learnt from being a part of the musical, it's that I can do it. I managed to perform in from of an audience of over 100 people, 3 times. Actually, I saw family friends yesterday and my mum took down the program to show them and they were looking at it and the mother of the family turned to me and said, "Since when was this you? Since when did you get on stage and sing in front of people?" And it was then that I realised how much I've changed in the past 6 months. The last time I saw this family was around Christmas and they were shocked to hear about me performing. I'm still quite shy, I still don't like public speaking or talking to new people. But I love the feeling I get when I'm performing on stage. It's weird how much of a drama kid I'm sounding like right now. I chose music as one of my subjects for my senior years and therefore HSC, and I'm really glad I did now. But, as my original point was, my friends liked the idea of performing, but I love the story. And the music behind the story. I love the way songs can tell a story, they can push a plot along. I just think that it's amazing. The same goes for lyrical songs. They tell a story. Just, agh! There have to be other people who feel the same way. Right?

But enough of my spiel about musical theatre, my original idea for this post was Starkid.

Team Starkid, also known and Starkid Potter or Starkid Productions, are an amazing theatre company comprised of actors, writers, directors, choreographers, designers, everything! What I love about these guys is, beside them being totally awesome (hoping someone will get the reference), is that they've done it all by themselves. Sure they've probably had help along the way, but, in reality, Starkid is a group of college friends that have made a career out of what they love. It gives me hope to think that I can make my own future. But I can only hope that I'll meet a group of people that would want to do that with me.

At the moment, the musicals I have watched are A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship and Twisted, I've seen the start of A Very Potter Senior Year and snippets of the others but I love all of them. As I write this I am watching their LeakyCon London performance on the other half of my screen.

They are an amazing group of performers and I aspire (Haha, School motto) to accomplish anything near what they have. I can't recoomend them enough. I'm sure they've created something that you'll like, Harry Potter, Disney, Sci-fi and they're currently performing a Star Wars show, which will uploaded once it's been performed and edited.

You can see all of Starkid's productions on their YouTube channel here.

Stay "Totally Awesome!"

Happy Sunday.

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