PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Members of Team StarKid Pick Their Favorite Songs by Disney Villains

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17 Mar 2014

YouTube sensation Team StarKid presents Twisted in Concert, an abridged version of Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier — an original musical comedy parody from the creative team behind A Very Potter Musical — March 17 at 54 Below. In celebration of the concert, members of the cast and creative team pick their favorite songs by Disney villains as part of this week's Playbill Playlist

Twisted, according to StarKid, "is a retelling of Aladdin from the villain's point of view." The musical enjoyed a sold-out run in Chicago last July, has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube and made the iTunes charts with the release of its cast album.

Concerts are offered at 7 PM and 11:30 PM. 

Robert W. Schneider directs the concerts, featuring a score by A.J. Holmes and Kaley McMahon and a book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Eric Kahn Gale. Music direction is by Justin Fischer, and orchestrations are by Andrew Fox.

The cast includes composer Holmes as the titular royal vizier, Andrea Ross, Holly Grossman, Rebecca Spigelman, George Salazar and StarKid veterans Tyler Brunsman and Jeff Blim, who appeared in the Chicago production and reprises his role as Aladdin.



Members from the production blogged exclusively for Playbill.com this summer. Click here for the first blog from lyricist Kaley McMahon, here for the second blog from new company member Robert Manion and here for the third blog from actor Dylan Saunders.

Formed at the University of Michigan in 2009, StarKid represents an ensemble of writers, directors, actors and designers. Now based in Chicago, StarKid has garnered over 150 million views and 329,000 subscribers on YouTube; 200,000 Facebook fans; and over 132,000 Twitter followers worldwide. The team has had its albums chart on iTunes and Billboard.

Their musicals include A Very Potter Musical, Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship, Holy Musical B@man and Second City's Airport For Birds.

Click here for the recent Playbill Poll, where readers share their favorite Disney villains

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. There is a $30-$45 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, visit 54Below.com.

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