Cram eight Harry Potter movies into a 90-minute stage performance and you get something that's pretty fast and pretty silly.
"I think people will be really excited to see the characters they love on stage," Director Suki Lammers said. "We try to emulate the movie but throw a curve ball in there."
Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre will perform "Stupefy! The 90 Minute Harry Potter" in December at the Emerson Black Box Theater at Lindenwood University.
The show was written by Jaysen Cryer. Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre is the sister parody company to the St. Louis Shakespeare Company which performs once or twice a year.
"It's always a parody of a movie or a trilogy," Lammers said. The group has done the One-Hour Lord of the Rings Trilogy, "It's a Wonderful Life" and the One-Hour Star Wars Trilogy.
There are two performances each evening with the 7:30 p.m. show appropriate for everyone and the 10:30 p.m. show geared toward ages 16 and older.
"We wanted to try to do a show that was more tailored to the younger audiences so they could get to see it and experience the fun without raising the eyebrows of the parents," Lammers said.
The 10:30 p.m. show is a little more "racy and teen-angsty," she said.
The show is a good option for people who might be a little tired of having to elbow their way through the malls.
"It's a nice way to unwind and just laugh and forget the holidays for a minute," Lammers said.
Performances are Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Emerson Black Box Theatre at Lindenwood University. Tickets are $10 for students 21 and under or $15 general admission. Purchase tickets online or by calling the box office at 314-361-5664.
STUPEFY! The 90 Minute Harry Potter Parody
Michael Pierce as HARRY POTTER
Betsy Bowman as HERMIONE GRANGER
Jaysen Cryer as RON WEASLEY
Blaine Adams as GEORGE and others
Robert Ashton as DUMBLEDORE and others
James Enstall as EVERY FREAKIN DARK ARTS PROFESSOR (except Snape)
Roger Erb as DRACO and others
John Foughty as VOLDEMORT and others
Max Knocke as NEVILLE and others
Andrew Kuhlman as HAGRID and others
Carl Overly as FRED and others
Jamie Pitt as MCGONAGALL and others
Sarah Porter as BELLATRIX and others
Rob Suozzi as SNAPE and others
Tasha Zebrowski as GINNY and others
Morgan Hatfield & Jaiymz Hawkins - CREATURE OPERATORS and others