Productions of Starkid Productions, Ranked

In honor of Black Friday being uploaded to YouTube, I give you my ranking of Starkid musicals. Please note that these are subject to change at any time due to unexplained shifts in time, portkeys, and/or enslaving hive minds.

  1. Twisted
    1. The title song features the best villain cameos
    2. No one remembers Achmed
  2. A Very Potter Musical
    1. It’s totally awesome
    2. Draco Malfoy everything
    3. Zefron
  3. Holy Musical B@tman
    1. I want to be somebody’s buddy
    2. Sweet Tooth is the greatest
    3. The puns are everywhere
  4. The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals
    1. 5 o’clock can’t come soon enough!
    2. I cannot relate to the main character, but that’s okay
    3. Between evil baristas and disturbing songs, there’s a little something for everyone
  5. A Very Potter Sequel
    1. Mamma Umbridge!
    2. What’s your favorite color vine besides green???
    3. Time travel?
  6. The Trail to Oregon
    1. It’s literally a musical based on the Oregon Trail game
    2. Jack Bauer (they got different names from the audience every show and made it work. You guys, it’s amazing)
    3. Alternate endings!
  7. Black Friday
    1. Dylan is back with the voice of an angel
    2. What if Tickle Me Elmo was a demonic toy?
    3. The vocals, omg.
  8. Starship
    1. The puppetry work is out of this world
    2. Epic romance
    3. I want to be a Starship Ranger…
  9. Firebringer
    1. Duck is lord
    2. Female power
    3. Everyone is beautiful and amazing
  10. A Very Potter Senior Year
    1. Darren Criss is back!
    2. Also Evanna Lynch
    3. We’re the wizard cops!
  11. Ani: A Parody
    1. Star Wars prequel
    2. He’s trying his best
    3. Now this is pod racing

Note: Me and My Dick is not on this list as I have not seen it. Yes, I am a bad Starkid fan.

Are our lists the same? Do you even know who Starkid Productions is? If not, then you need to go to YouTube immediately and educate yourself. Darren Criss would not be where he is today without them. The Langs are some of the most talented writers to have ever write, and Jeff Blim is… Well, he’s Jeff Blim. You’ll know what i mean when you watch him in action. there are SO MANY talented beautiful human beings involved. Lauren Lopez, Joey Ritcher, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Corey Dorris, Robert Manion, Joe Walker… The list is almost endless (but it does, eventually, end as there are only so many productions).

Please, go check them out. Love them. Stalk them on YouTube and on their website. Once you do, then you, too, will be totally awesome.

My Broadway Hits

I have none of the talent that will ever let me be in a musical, but that will never stop me from loving Broadway or from putting on one woman shows at home or in my car. So, this is going to be a list of what I believe to be the best Broadway songs for belting. You will probably disagree or have ones to add, so please, let me know your favorites in the comments.

To prevent having a list that is 100 songs long, I have split them into categories based on moods. Please enjoy.

When you need motivation:
  • “Defying Gravity” Wicked
  • “Seize the Day” Newsies
  • “Freak Flag” Shrek the Musical
  • “Learn to Do It” Anastasia
  • “So Much Better” Legally Blonde the Musical
When you are really pissed off:
  • “No Good Deed” Wicked
  • “Cell Block Tango” Chicago
  • “I’d Rather be Me” Mean Girls
  • “Epiphany” Sweeney Todd
When you’re in one of those moods that’s not quite sad, but not not sad either:
  • “Who I’d Be” Shrek the Musical
  • “Monster” Frozen
  • “Music of the Night” Phantom of the Opera
  • “Shadowlands” The Lion King
When you just want to cry:
  • “I’ll Cover You Reprise” Rent
  • “Come What May” Moulin Rouge (it’s about to open on Broadway so I’m counting it)
  • “On My Own” Les Miserables (Really ANY of the songs fit here)
  • “Winner Takes it All” Mamma Mia
When you want to be sassy and sexy:
  • “All that Jazz” Chicago
  • “On the Right Track” Pippin (The ringmaster just oozes sexuality and I love it. At least she does on the New Broadway Cast Recording)
  • “Bend and Snap” Legally Blonde the Musical
  • “Harden My Heart” Rock of Ages
  • “You’re the One that I Want” Grease (Tell me about it, stud)
When you are in love:
  • “I Can Hear the Bells” Hairspray
  • “All I ask of You” Phantom of the Opera
  • “As Long As You’re Mine” Wicked
  • “I Could Have Danced All Night” My Fair Lady
When you want to sing something that doesn’t fit in the other categories (or you REALLY cannot rap but still try):
  • “Gay or European” Legally Blonde the Musical
  • “Trouble” The Music Man
  • “A Little Priest” Sweeney Todd
  • The entire Hamilton album
  • “One Day More” Les Miserables (Bonus points if you attempt all 20 parts like I do)
  • “Gaston” Beauty and the Beast

Let’s Go Down to the Ozdust Ballroom

So, I’m trying to figure out how to share some of my memories of seeing the show on my Facebook page so go like it on there to see if I do.

ANYWAY, Wicked has been around for 15 years. It is the 6th longest running show on Broadway. I am not staying up late to watch the celebration tonight on NBC because I have a strict bedtime and work in the morning, but I will be making my husband watch tomorrow on Hulu.

If you have never heard of the show, then you are living under a rock. It has everything a musical needs to be just amazing, including a book series. Wicked is the tale of Glinda the good witch of the north and Elphaba the wicked witch of the west. It has love and hate and sorrow and humor. You will feel empowered and you will cry. The sets and costumes are gorgeous. I routinely put on one woman shows with the soundtrack (all off key as I will be the first to admit that I cannot sing).

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth gave Wicked life 15 years ago, and they will live on forever as Elphaba and Glinda. However, so many other amazing actresses has graced the Wicked stage like Megan Hilty (if you didn’t love her in Smash, you’re lying), Cassie Levi (currently starring as Elsa in Frozen), Laura Bell Bundy (the o.g. Elle Woods on Broadway), and so many more.

THEN you have the guys who have played Fiyero: Taye Diggs, Aaron Tveit, Adam Labert, Joey McIntyre. Yes. Joey freaking McIntyre from New Kids on the Block. This show is iconic.

And while “Defying Gravity” is the most well known song from the show, you cannot tell me you have not once belted “No Good Deed” on a really crappy day. Or that “For Good” was not one of your graduation playlist options. The soundtrack guys. You will never not have a song to go with your mood.

I was able to see Wicked in Atlanta 7 years ago. I was a month into my freshman year of college, and it was the first broadway tickets I ever purchased with my own money. We were at the very back of the balcony. Worth every penny. I want to see it again so bad. If it is still playing in five years, we’re planning a big birthday trip to New York so it is on my top three list to see.

I wish they would do a movie or recording like Phantom of the Opera did for their 25th anniversary. Someone make that happen please.

Happy 15 years and may there be many many more!