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->''"I'm Harry freakin' Potter and I'm the man!"''
-->--'''Harry Potter'''

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''A Very Potter Musical'' and its appropriately named sequels, ''A Very Potter Sequel'', and ''A Very Potter Senior Year'' are [[TheMusical musical]] [[AffectionateParody parodies]] of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books that were written and performed by Creator/TeamStarKid (a group of former and current students of the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan) and released as a series of videos on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/StarKidPotter their]] Website/YouTube channel. The plots mash together a lot of elements from all the books in the series, but the musicals are very much their own work, with unique subplots and ''very'' unique takes on the characters, so unique that a character page can be found [[Characters/AVeryPotterMusical here]]. They run on RuleOfFunny and {{Rule of Cool}} almost exclusively, and definitely aren't afraid to take RefugeInAudacity.

''A Very Potter Musical'' (performed and later released in 2009) begins with Harry's second year at Hogwarts. Professor Quirrell, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, reinstates the House Cup Tournament, and a champion from each House is chosen to compete. But when Voldemort uses the tournament to fulfill a plot to return to his body, things take a turn for the grim for Harry and his friends, who must find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes before it's too late. The story takes most of its elements from books 1, 4, 6, and 7.

''A Very Potter Sequel'' (performed and released in 2010 after the video of the show was first premiered at Infinitus, a ''Harry Potter'' convention) begins immediately after the events of the first story, when Lucius Malfoy decides to use a time turner to go back to Harry's ''first'' year at Hogwarts and kill him before he can defeat Voldemort. As Harry, Ron, Hermione, Malfoy and the rest of the characters meet for the first time, Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban and the Ministry of Magic responds by sending Dolores Umbridge to the school to watch out for Harry, and Remus Lupin also comes to Hogwarts to take up the job of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Its story is mostly from books 1, 3, and 5.

If you are a fan of this work, it is highly recommended you also check out ''LittleWhiteLie'', ''MeAndMyDick'', ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'' and ''WebVideo/HolyMusicalBatman'' which were also written and produced by Creator/TeamStarKid. You can visit [[http://www.teamstarkid.com/ the Team StarKid store]] to get the soundtrack of ''A Very Potter Musical'' for free, as well as links to where you can buy some of their other music or [[CatchPhrase totally awesome]] T-shirts.

Creator/TeamStarKid announced plans for [[http://wizardinglife.com/2010/11/starkid-interview-starship-coverage-a-very-potter-threequel/ a third Very Potter Musical]], or ''A Very Potter Senior Year''. Their intention was to stage and premiere the threequel in the four-and-a-half months between ''Theatre/{{Starship}}'' and the release of ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2]]''. However, the availability of DarrenCriss (who plays Harry and writes the majority of Creator/TeamStarKid's music) was in question since he was cast as a regular on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', [[http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/darren-criss-and-team-starkids-harry-potter-threequel-wont-happen-this-summer and the project was indefinitely postponed]]. Though a full scale production still cannot be performed in the foreseeable future, a reading of the script featuring music, costumes, props (albeit much lower-quality than what was featured in prior productions), staging, choreography, a narrator (who describes settings and other visual elements the team wasn't able to put together) and a huge number of Creator/TeamStarKid actors was presented at [=LeakyCon=] 2012. The script, soundtrack, and video of the reading have been released. Its story is mostly from books 2, 6, and 7.

The musicals have a [[Characters/AVeryPotterMusical Character Sheet]].
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!!''A Very Potter Musical'' and its sequels provide examples of the following tropes:

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* TheAce: Cedric Diggory, who looks and sounds exactly like the typical [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] prince.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Voldemort keeps mispronouncing Draco's last name.
* AffablyEvil: Voldemort and Quirrell.
* AffectionateParody: The affectionate-est.
* AirVentPassageway: The plan to get the Death Eaters into Hogwarts.
* AlmostDeadGuy: Subverted when [[spoiler:Snape]] dies just before divulging important information. Except that that was the [[ItMakesSenseInContext important information]]. [[spoiler:Harry was supposed to die.]]
* AlterEgoActing: Joe Moses now has [[http://www.youtube.com/user/thejoemoses a YouTube channel]] where he interviews people in-character as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} version of Severus Snape.
-->"Join me next week, where my guest will be a pterodactyl."
* AmericanAccents: Dumbledore, Molly, the exposition newsies, and some of the extra Death Eaters all have Jewish New Yorker accents. Cho has an over-the-top Dixie accent, and Lavender Brown speaks like a ValleyGirl.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: PlayedForLaughs in this exchange, which also counts as a BerserkButton for Voldemort:
-->'''Harry''': I've destroyed all your Horcruxes!
-->'''Voldemort''': ''(gasps)'' Even my Zefron poster?
-->'''Harry''': ''Especially'' the Zefron poster.
-->'''Voldemort''': [[LargeHam Curses, Potter! I'll kill you for that!]]
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Okay, all the stuff with Pigfarts is just pure RuleOfFunny, but for the sake of being nitpicky...
** Despite Draco's statement to the contrary, Mars has an atmosphere. It's not one humans could breathe in, being mostly carbon dioxide, but hey.
** SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Draco wants a "galaxy-traversing rocketship" to get to Mars. It's... sort of unnecessary to need a ship which can traverse the ''entire galaxy'' when you're going to a planet in ''the same solar system as Earth''. Though it's really in Malfoy's character, to have pointlessly over-the-top things to say he's better than everyone else.
* AssKicksYou: When Draco tries to horn in on Harry and Ron's ManHug, Ron does this to him.
* AsYouKnow: Lampshaded, repeatedly.
-->'''Voldemort:''' I know, Quirrell! I hear everything you hear!
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: Ginny wishes to do this.
* BeamMeUpScotty:[[invoked]] Cedric's accentuation of the word "find". He only says the word "find" by itself once. The rest of the time he works it into the conversation.
-->'''Cedric:''' Tell me more about this Pigfarts. I '''find''' it to be very interesting.
* BetaCouple: Cho and Cedric, who despite being initially set up as a LoveTriangle scenario with Harry and Ginny, are actually a very happy and loving couple... for the time being.
* BettyAndVeronica: Harry (Archie), Ginny (Betty), and Cho (Veronica). Cho (Archie), Harry (Betty), and Cedric (Veronica). Hermione (Archie), Ron (Betty), and Draco (Veronica). Voldemort (Archie), Bellatrix (Veronica), and Quirrell (Betty-JustFriends though... maybe).
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Snape. Also Molly Weasley.]]
* BigEater: Ron has a different snack in every scene. To the point where, when he complains about not having a snack in one scene, [[BreakingTheFourthWall he is promptly handed one by the pianist.]]
* BigManOnCampus: Harry. Cedric would be this if he wasn't a [[ButtMonkey Hufflepuff.]]
* BiTheWay: Voldemort. Well, most likely. Quirrell/Voldemort is under the banner of bromance, but right down to the language they use they're fooling no-one. We never do see Voldemort lusting after another guy, though, while he definitely mentions other women besides Bellatrix. Could be a case of IfItsYouItsOkay.
* BookEnds: "Back to Hogwarts" is the opening song and is also played over the credits.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Apparently, there is a version that is somewhat raunchier than what was put up on the internet. They didn't cut a whole lot and the play will by no means stop being hilarious without it, though admittedly one of the scenes cut was probably the funniest. They did put it on the internet, but took it down and replaced it with the family-friendlier version after it started to go viral and kids were watching it. Of course, some of us had already downloaded the original by then... It includes such gems as:
-->'''Dumbledore:''' Severus Snape and I share a kind of love that I don't think you will every fully understand, Harry. I would give him the clothes off my back. I would share my bed with him. If a snake bit him, I would suck out the poison. Even if [[{{Foreshadowing}} that snake happened to accidentally bite him on the wiener]].\\
''(several scenes later, after Snape takes a snake to the... well, trouser snake)''\\
'''Harry:''' Well, someone's gotta suck out the poison.\\
'''Ron and Draco:''' Ohh.. no. Nope. No.\\
'''Snape:''' I wish Dumbledore were here...\\
'''Harry:''' Okay, I mean, well -- Hermione, do your thing.\\
'''Ron:''' No, no, no, no! I think we should just let Snape die -- sorry -- and go on with our lives.
* BreakingTheFourthWall
** This trope rears its head a few times, the most {{egregious}} example being Ron getting a snack ''from one of the musicians.''
** An almost literal example is in Act 2 when the students barricade the door to the castle. ''Voldemort just walks around it.''
** He about a minute later then threatens one of the musicians when they're playing sad music to make him feel remorse.
-->'''Harry:''' There's gotta be one person, one thing in your life that you miss that you regret. ''(sad music plays)''\\
'''Voldemort:''' Well... Maybe there's one... NO! ''(points wand at musician, who raises his hands in surrender)'' There isn't!
** Snape points to the audience and adresses them directly in the begining of the show.
* ButtMonkey
** [[SarcasmMode "Thanks, Hermione."]]
** Draco and Ginny as well.
** Hufflepuff House.
* CallingYourAttack: Most of the spells used are performed, not by saying magic words, but by saying the name of the spell.
-->'''Goyle''': "I can't believe I couldn't figure out that the countercurse was just ''Unjellify!''"
* CatchPhrase
** Ginny's "Wowee! Harry Potter!" certainly counts.
** And let's not forget Snape's "What the devil is going on here?"
** "Did somebody say (name of the character)?"
** And there's always Snape's "That's ABSURRRRRD."
** Draco consistently delivers the word "Mars" as ''"Maaaaaaaaaaars."''
** "(Number-usually twenty) points from Gryffindor." Even when it's Draco's fault.
** And "Jelly-legs Jinx!"
** "I can't believe the counter curse was just unjellify!"
* CharacterDevelopment: A surprising amount of it (Harry, Draco, Ron, Ginny, Voldemort...), and part of what makes the show not just a good parody but a great story.
* ChekhovsClassroom: Snape's pop quiz about Portkeys, which is blatantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
-->'''Snape:''' Can anybody tell me what {{Foreshadowing}} is?
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The part of Voldemort's soul inside Quirrell.]]
* ClarkKenting: Dumbledore's fake brown beard (which he pops on over his own beard...) makes him utterly unrecognizable.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: No shortage of them.
** Draco, for example, [[VisualPun is always slithering everywhere]], always talking about some school called Pigfarts... on Mars... run by a [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe lion]]... who can talk... named ''Rumbleroar''.
** The writhing on the floor was remarkably reminiscent of Tobias Funke's "falling and then pretending it was deliberate by assuming strange position". Some of the deliveries on Cedric's lines also had the Tobias vibe to them. It could be a small homage to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' by using some of the absurd but hilarious slapstick that worked for AD.
** Lauren, the girl who plays Draco, actually said that the tripping and rolling around on the ground is how she portrayed how Draco is; always trying to make himself look cool, eventually tripping over himself but tries in the end to make it look like it was intentional.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: [[spoiler:Pigfarts exists and has been a closely-guarded secret for hundreds of years.]]
* CoconutSuperpowers
** Floo Powder consists of running in a circle shouting "Floo Powder Power!", while Portkeys are running in a circle shouting "Portkey!"
** Disapparating involves shouting "Disapparate!" and running offstage while everyone looks confused about where you went.
-->"Magic. Ahh." ''(shields eyes)''
** The Jelly-Legs Jinx works similarly.
-->"[[RunningGag I can't ''believe'' the counter-curse was just 'Unjellify!'.]]"
** In the films, the conjoined Voldemort/Quirrel was portrayed using CGI. In this show, it's portrayed by... the two actors standing back-to-back beneath a gigantic robe.
* CompositeCharacter: Draco has some elements of Luna Lovegood. Snape also takes the place of Peter Pettigrew. Cho and Malfoy take the place of Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum during the House Tournament, and Quirrell fufills the role of Barty Crouch Jr. Lavender Brown and Pansy Parkinson become Ravenclaws in order to give Cho her GirlPosse. Draco also semi-fulfills the Victor Krum role by getting into a love triangle with Hermione and Ron during the Yule Ball.
* CounterpointDuet: "Granger Danger", with Draco and Ron realizing faux-ugly Hermione was BeautifulAllAlong and [[SheCleansUpNicely Cleans Up Nicely.]]
* CrosscastRole: Draco Malfoy, a LargeHam, paradoxically a walking RunningGag and very funny. Crabbe as well. Also, technically, [[TwoMenOneDress one third of the Hungarian Horntail]].
* CurseCutShort: Mostly averted, but used in one scene when Harry's frustrated:
-->'''Draco:''' [[CaptainObvious But [Snape]'s not doing anything.]]\\
'''Harry:''' That's because he's dead you dumb motherf...
* DarkMistress: Bellatrix. And, unlike her literary counterpart, she actually ''is'' Voldemort's girlfriend.
* DarkReprise
** Inverted. "Different As Can Be" was peppy enough the first time, but the reprise is absolutely euphoric (even though they're singing about murdering Harry.) It's really more of a subversion. "Different As Can Be" was a song about a quirky relationship between two people who just happen to be villains. The reprise is about the happiness of them learning to get along, except they still just happen to be evil.
** A more straight example of the "sarcastic echo" variant occurs during Draco's solo in "Back To Hogwarts". Everyone else is thrilled to be back, but he's switching the solo melody to a minor key and singing about his future takeover of the world. Needless to say, it's played for laughs.
-->''Next year, you bet, gonna get out of here,\\
The reign of Malfoy is drawing near\\
I'll have the greatest wizard career\\
And it's gonna be ''totally awesome.''\\
Look out, world, for the dawn of the day\\
When everyone will do ''whatever I say!''\\
And Potter won't be in my way\\
And then I'll be the one who is'' totally awesome!
* DeathByAdaptation: Cornelius Fudge. His ultimate fate is unknown in the books, but he was alive in his last appearance. In the musical he's killed by Voldemort in his takeover of the Ministry, making this version of Fudge a CompositeCharacter of Fudge and Rufus Scrimgeour.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: Subverted. Cedric dies, leaving Cho available. But by then Harry's pretty much over her.
* DescriptionCut: Done several times when Dumbledore assures people of Snape's true allegiance.
* DevilInPlainSight: Done for laughs with Quirrell's turban. Also, Snape in general, especially in act 2 thanks to a certain incident.
* DeusExMachina
** Dumbledore's will.
** Mrs. Weasley
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: Draco, one of the few characters that actually had a British accent, mentions that [[spoiler:Voldemort]] would fold his knickers. Although knickers means pants in the US, in Britian it's used to refer to [[WholesomeCrossdresser ladies underwear]].
** Well, considering he's played by a woman...
** To Americans knickers can mean panties.
* DistantDuet: "Missing You"
* DopeSlap: Ron uses an unusual DopeSlap where he slaps his hands together right in front of Ginny's face whenever he berates him. Apparently he gets it from his mother, who can do it so well that it cascades down her line of children.
* DoubleEntendre
** Sadly censored from the current version.
-->'''Hermione:''' Shh! Someone's coming.\\
'''Ron''': IT'S NOT ME, I SWEAR!
** Lampshaded by Crabbe.
-->'''Crabbe:''' I thought I heard a DoubleEntendre.
** Though there's also one that wasn't cut:
-->'''Lavender:''' Professor? Can, like, a person be a Portkey?\\
'''Snape:''' No, that’s absurd. Because then if a person were to... ''touch'' themselves... ''(looks at Ron)''
* EconomyCast: All the students that aren't Gryffindors or Draco double as miscellaneous death eaters. Draco and Cho Chang are also the dragon Harry fights. Molly and Pansy are the same actress, Cedric reincarnates as Cornelius Fudge, Goyle is also [[spoiler:Rumbleroar]], and the newspaper-sellers are Bellatrix, Cho, Lavender Brown, and Goyle.
-->'''Hermione:''' Snape just happened to pick you out of hundreds if not ''five'' possible Gryffindors.
* EpicRocking: "Get Back to Hogwarts" and "Voldemort is Going Down".
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike their movie counterparts, the Death Eaters have much more women and other minorities among their ranks.
* EverybodysDeadDave
** Inverted to a certain degree in the end.
-->'''Harry:''' [[spoiler:Hey guys, well, I guess all the professors are dead, so... Butterbeers on me!]]
** Also:
-->'''Molly:''' I came down here with the rest of the Order; Lupin, Tonks, Mad-Eye Moody, Sirius, and your brother Fred.\\
'''Ron:''' Oh awesome, where are they?\\
'''Molly:''' They're all dead.
* MrFanservice: Voldemort after he gets his body back. Even before you get a look at those abs there were plenty of comments saying "Voldemort is... hot?"
* EspeciallyZoidberg:
-->"Even my Zefron poster?" "ESPECIALLY your Zefron poster!"
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: "Everyone knows that ''I'' like Creator/ZacEfron the most!" Subverted slightly in that ''only'' the guys want Zefron.
* EveryoneIsBi: One could assume this about almost all of the male characters. Every male character gets at least one HoYay moment with another male character. The only named and not one-scene male character who escapes this is probably Cedric.
* EvilBrit: The nice guys keep the actors' American accents and the bad guys have FakeBrit ones.
* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: The opening of Act 2.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Dumbledore]]
* FalseReassurance:
-->'''Voldemort:''' I'm willing to offer you positions in my new world order... ''(aside)'' ...as my slaves.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Crabbe & Goyle's bullying of Hermione & Ron consists entirely of ''shaking'' them.
* FinalLoveDuet: The very end of the show, when [[spoiler:Quirrell and Voldemort are reunited]]. Subverted in that it's not the two of them singing, but the rest of the company.
* FirstNameBasis: You know how Voldemort usually insists everyone call him "Dark Lord" or something to that effect? Quirrel's the exception.
-->'''Voldemort:''' Okay, just relax with the "Dark King"... I watch you wipe your butt daily. You can call me Voldemort. We're there. We've reached that point.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero -- Harry. Was he ever going to be anything else?
** TheLancer -- Draco. Constantly trying to be as cool as Harry and failing. He has a heart but he doesn't show it off often. He also serves as the SixthRanger as he joined the group later and teased with being evil beforehand.
** TheSmartGuy -- Hermione. She is the OnlySaneMan after all. And she's the only person to study at Hogwarts ''at all''.
** TheBigGuy -- Ron. He can also be considered TheLancer but he is definitely the group's muscle.
** TheChick -- Ginny. In addition to being the LoveInterest, she genuinely cares for everyone in the group (even Draco, who no-one else can stand) and inspires Harry when no-one else can.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Fudge tells Voldemort to his face that he doesn't believe he's back, and insists his death by Avada Kedavra is a heart attack.
* FootPopping: Ginny does this during her and Harry's first kiss.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Considering the play wastes no time in {{lampshading}} the practice of {{foreshadowing}} with Snape's pop quiz on Portkeys and dramatic devices, it's impressive just how much effective foreshadowing there is:
** [[spoiler:Voldemort's love of Zac Efron and Malfoy's reference towards Hermione being Ron's "stupid Mudblood girlfriend"]] to name two examples.
** After the whole "Dark King" business.
-->'''Voldemort:''' We're there! We've reached that point!\\
'''Quirrel:''' Yes [[HoYay my... Voldemort.]]
** "Have you ever seen my room? I've got some pretty kickin posters."
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Cedric, of course.
* FreudianSlip:
** When Snape gives Dumbledore the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment bomb sandwich]].
-->'''Snape:''' Here you are, Headmaster. Bomb appetite! I mean, ''bon appetite''!
** Quirrell when talking about a Deathday party, nearly says "Nearly headless [[AmbiguouslyGay dick.]]" (May have been unintentional.)
* FriendshipMoment: Many, ''many'' between Voldemort and Quirrell. Ron and Harry have one after the Horcrux is destroyed, and Ron and Hermione coming to join in on the "Not Alone" song counts as well.
* GenkiGirl: Ginny. Cho has her moments.
* GenreBlind: Oh, ''Harry''.
-->'''Harry:''' [[TemptingFate No way this year anyone's gonna die!]]
** But he gets better as the show goes on.
* TheGhost: Hagrid
* GirlPosse: Cho is almost constantly followed by her fellow Ravenclaws, Lavender and Pansy.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:Voldemort's white cloak in the last scene.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: The heroes are still heroic but act like major douchebags in their time off, while Voldemort himself is actually a very personable guy when he's not putting on a threatening façade.
* GottaGetYourHeadTogether: Draco during "Granger Danger".
* GroinAttack: Snape gets one with a snake, in a twist of his original death.
* HamToHamCombat: Act 2, part 2 has Draco, Voldemort, and Snape together on one stage -- this scene was the original inspiration for the trope, in fact.
* HarmlessVillain: Considering how much everyone hates and makes fun of Draco, it's worth noting that up until the point where he [[spoiler:conspires with Voldemort to smuggle the Death Eaters into Hogwarts]] he never actually ''does'' anything that evil. He just snarks at Harry's group, calls them names and is a general nuisance. True, one of those names was a racist slur but it was still just a name (and he gets his comeuppance for it immediately). It's no wonder he does a FaceHeelTurn when you consider how everyone has treated him up to that point.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen
** Despite being mentioned, Hagrid never appears onstage.
** A couple other characters get this treatment as well (i.e. The Patil twins).
** Moaning Myrtle is referenced in both musicals. She seems to be the ultimate standard against which uncoolness is measured.
** Lupin, Tonks, Made-Eye Moody, Sirius, and Fred, are mentioned but are already dead by that time.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Draco has one.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Quirrell and Voldemort take this trope to its logical extreme.
* HilarityEnsues
** Even ''off-stage'' it's implied to happen.
-->'''Harry:''' Hey Ron, let's go hang out with Hagrid; he can teach us how to dance and we can get in our dress robes!\\
'''Ron:''' Well that could only lead to disaster and hilarity. Let's go!
* HistoricalInJoke: "So you're UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson and I'm your Sally Hemings, is that it?!"
* HookHand: [[spoiler:Snape gets one.]] It is, of course, thoroughly ridiculous.
* HufflepuffHouse: Lampshaded of course! Ravenclaw also gets this treatment but nowhere near to the extent of Hufflepuff.
-->'''Cedric:''' Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders!\\
'''Dumbledore:''' What the ''hell'' is a Hufflepuff?
* HulkSpeak: Goyle uses this.
* HypocriticalHumor
** Harry tries to stand up to Draco, who immediately orders his [[TheBrute brute]] to defend him, dives under a bench (''hanging under it upside down'') and declares "Not so tough now, are you, Potter?"
** Quirrell mocks Harry while manipulating him via the Imperius Curse, [[HumiliationConga for looking like a girl]]. It would be funny enough with [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Quirrel's prior characterization]] if not for the fact that moments later, Voldemort spins him as part of their dance routine.
** When Voldemort laughs at Malfoy's potential plan to get into Hogwarts before hearing it he tells him mockingly that the idea better not be a giant slide or a trampoline... Because they've already tried that and know it doesn't work.
** Ron chews out Harry for not listening to his problems, while thoroughly ignoring Harry's problems.
* IAmSong: "Different as Can Be"
* IgnoredEpiphany: [[spoiler:Voldemort, during his final confrontation with Harry Potter. He even breaks the fourth wall by pointing his wand at the guy playing the emotional background music and thus silencing him.]]
* IMeantToDoThat: {{Word of God}} says this is the reason Draco rolls around on the floor. He strikes a pose to look cool, messes it up... then tries to make the messing up look like part of the plan.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Fudge refuses to believe that Voldemort is back. Even when he's right in front of Fudge. [[spoiler:''Killing him.'' "Ooh, a heart attack!"]]
* ImprobableAge: Despite the romantic subplots and the fact that his actor is obviously college age, Harry says, on multiple occasions, "I'm just a twelve-year-old kid!" It probably references that it's supposedly happening during Harry's second year. For those who haven't seen the movies, it's also a reference to the obvious difference between the actor (Creator/DanielRadcliffe)'s age and that of Harry, the character he plays. Take a look at the obvious five-o-clock shadow on that "15"-year-old kid.
* InadvertentEntranceCue:
-->'''Hermione:''' Now let's go leave these big, baby, childish jerks alone.\\
'''Draco:''' ''(swooping in)'' Did someone say DRACO MALFOY?
* IncomingHam
** Snape in every scene he appears, most memorably "WHAT THE DEVIL IS GOING ON HEEREEEE?!?!".
** Draco's "Did someone say DRACO MALFOY?" (No one had.)
** Dumbledore makes his entrance by sustaining the word "Welcome" for an impressively long time.
** "Did somebody say... Ron Weasley?"
* IncrediblyLongNote
** As stated above, this is how Dumbledore starts off his intro song.
** Quirrel gets one in "Different as Can Be", on the phrase "And Creator/JaneAusten novels!", though it's mostly drowned out by Voldemort's part.
* InfoDump: Lampshaded after Quirrell explains how Voldemort is still alive and plotting against Harry aloud for the audience.
-->'''Voldemort:''' Yes, nobody must know ''any'' of that.\\\
'''Hermione:''' What is the point of this quiz?\\
'''Snape:''' Oh no point at all, just important information that EVERYONE should know... ''(points to the audience)'' Especially YOU.
* InstitutionalApparel: Quirrell wears black-and-white horizontal stripes and a ball and chain.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Lampshaded, of course, between Harry and Ginny, including explicit references to all three ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies.
-->'''Ginny:''' Yeah but the whole point of ''Spider-Man 2'' was that Peter and MJ could be together.\\
'''Harry:''' Yeah but the whole point of ''Spider-Man 3'' is that that all goes to shit! And I don't want my life to be like ''Spider-Man 3'', I hated that movie.
* IWantSong: "Get Back to Hogwarts" has elements of this, especially Draco's part. Draco tries to sing a more standard one about Pigfarts, but MusicalisInterruptus prevents us from hearing more than a couple lines. Also,"Granger Danger"
* {{Jerkass}} / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ron, Dumbledore, and even Harry to a subtler extent display some (hilariously) jerkish behavior, especially toward Hermione and Ginny. However, it's all for humor and a major part of why the play works...it's much more poignant when they do act nice. Ron in fact acknowledges this behavior:
-->'''Ron:''' I know I've been a real {{jerkass}} lately...
* JewishMother: Molly Weasley
* LargeHam: Voldemort, Draco, and ''especially'' Snape. Dumbledore slips into this occasionally.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The musical spoils a bunch of major plot points in the series.
** Probably the best example of this is during Mrs. Weasley's scene where she kills Bellatrix, who just killed Snape, and then proceeds to spoil almost every major death in the series.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Draco. All the time.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The sappy music the pianist plays before Voldemort threatens him.
* LiteralMinded:
-->'''Goyle:''' Dancing is for pansies.\\
'''Draco:''' You there, what's your name?\\
'''Pansy:''' Pansy.\\
'''Draco:''' Perfect! You're going to the dance with me.
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:For Voldemort -- ironic, huh?]] And [[spoiler:for Draco]] too, sort of.
* LoveTriangle: The show has a couple with Ron and Draco being in love with Hermione, pining from afar. The other relationship is slightly more complicated with Ginny liking Harry who likes Cho who is dating Cedric. It's resolved once [[spoiler: Harry realizes he loves Ginny back]]. Bellatrix and Voldemort are previously involved before Voldemort loses his body, and an attempt is made to rekindle the relationship that fails due to Voldemort's new, ahem, [[HoYay friendship]] with Quirrell.
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: "Get Back to Hogwarts", "Voldemort Is Going Down".
* MeadowRun: At the very end of the second act with [[spoiler:Quirrell and Voldemort]].
* MeaningfulEcho
** "You're Harry Potter! You're the Boy Who Lived!"
** Also, "You never tell a girl that you like her, it makes you look like an idiot."
* MediumAwareness: From time to time, characters will refer to parts of the stage, or interact with the band.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Parodied by having Quirrell do it turned around, while Voldemort is singing during "Different As Can Be".
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: In song form! "Voldemort Is Going Down" serves as one of these.
* {{Mondegreen}}: A dialogue example. Many viewers first thought Dumbledore's line "Why'd you have to invite the fatties?" was "Why'd you have to invite the faggies?"
* MoodWhiplash: Several, most of them from Act 2.
** A notable one is when Voldemort kills [[spoiler:Harry]], the mood surprisingly dark and dramatic for the play. It goes back to humour the minute the kill is over.
** Most of the deaths are with humor undercutting the scene to try to avoid this but you will get major whiplash during Dumbledore's. Immediately following is a comical scene that leads up to probably the saddest song in the show: "Missing You". Your neck will ache. Hell, that song itself is an epic MoodWhiplash. Harry's verse is excellent at conveying his loneliness, while Quirrell's part is mainly played for laughs.
** There's also, late in Act 1, the scene where Quirrel [[spoiler:is betrayed by Voldemort and tortured by Bellatrix, punctuated with jokes about "She's All That".]] ''Ouch.''
** Right before Harry's HeroicSacrifice, he has the most heartwarming, tearful FriendshipMoment, which lapses into comedy.
-->'''Harry:''' You guys are my best friends, and I love you all. [[ButtMonkey Except you, Draco, I can't fucking stand you.]]
* MoralGuardians: After the musical became popular, its creators edited a few lines out of it to tone it down to a more PG-13 tone. Some of the trope entries here refer to the old version of the play.
* MrExposition: Dumbledore and Snape at times; Rita in the sequel is a very glaring example given how awkwardly forced it sounds in context.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Neville using the Disarming Spell to pants Malfoy.
* MusicalisInterruptus: Draco -- twice.
* NeatFreak: ''Lord Voldemort'', even though Quirrell is the sissy in their [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan relationship.]]
-->'''Voldemort:''' Well, I believe everything has its place. Muggles have their place... Mudbloods have their place... and So. Do. Your. Clothes! Namely, A DRESSER!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: If Malfoy is to be believed [[spoiler:-- which he should be, because he's right --]], Pigfarts is a wizard school on Mars and the headmaster is a wizard lion named Rumbleroar. Who can TALK. And lets good students [[spoiler:and Dumbledore]] ride on his back.
* NonindicativeName: Ginny assumes the only Asian girl in the cast is Cho Chang. Turns out that's Lavender Brown and Cho is a white girl with an extremely [[TheDeepSouth Southern]] [[AmericanAccents accent]].
-->'''Ron:''' ''({{dope slap}})'' RACIST sister!
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Draco and Snape (see LargeHam above) are the only ones with British accents. Many characters have funny AmericanAccents, though. Considering that certain props and allusions make it clear that this version is set in the present day, and "freshman year" is mentioned, it can be assumed that the musical both modernizes and Americanizes the books in order to create humor. Snape and Draco [[RuleOfFunny aren't exactly trying either]] -- Snape in particular sometimes sounds less like he's British and more like he's constantly passing a kidney stone.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Voldemort and Dumbledore.]]
* NowOrNeverKiss: Ron and Hermione's version of this must be seen to be believed.
** Unfortunately, because of the MoralGuardians (see above), good luck with seeing the full (funnier) scene.
* ObliviousToLove
** Harry, unfortunately for poor Ginny.
** As is Hermione in regards to Draco. At one point she even overhears him openly state he wants her only for her to go off and hook up with Ron. [[spoiler:Not so oblivious: we find out in the sequel Draco already confessed his love to her, and she told him she can do better.]]
* OddCouple: Voldy/Quirrell. Quirrell lampshades this as the cue for their song.
* OhCrap:
-->'''Hermione:''' You know, every day everyone is trying to put me down, and on the one day I actually feel like a person, YOU'RE TRYING TO RUIN IT!\\
'''Ron:''' ''(taken aback)'' Holy shit.
* OhMyGods: "Oh my wizard god!" "Oh my Rowling!"
* OnlySaneMan: Hermione, at the beginning, but Harry gets his turn at the beginning of act two.
* OriginalCastPrecedent: Sometimes played straight (Lupin's mustache and Lucius' long blond hair, for instance, are carried over from [[Film/HarryPotter the films]]) and sometimes subverted (Neville is blond, as the book character is according to WordOfGod, rather than dark-haired like in the movies).
* PaperThinDisguise: Dumbledore's beard (worn over his normal beard), Quirrel's turban, and the sparkly, hot pink Invisibility Cloak, which almost covers the Trio's shoulders.
** Dumbledore's beard returns in Senior Year.
* ParodyMagicSpell: Several.
* PerpetualSmiler: Cedric Diggory. Seriously, you could probably see his smile from [[spoiler:Pigfarts, which is of course, on]] Mars.
* PhraseCatcher: [[ButtMonkey "Thanks, Hermione."]]
* PlayingWithPuppets: Voldemort and Quirrell Imperio Harry into dancing during the song "To Dance Again".
* [[ThePowerOfRock The Power of Show Tunes]]: How Harry [[spoiler:tames the Hungarian Horntail]].
* PrecisionFStrike: "I love you all. Except you Draco, I can't fucking stand you." The F word is bleeped in the current version, but the effect remains.
* {{Pun}}: In regards to the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment bomb sandwich]].
-->'''Hermione:''' Is that sandwich ticking?!\\
'''Dumbledore:''' I'd say it's "licking". ''Finger'' licking good!
* RaceLift
** Cho Chang is a southern white girl (played for humor because of her name).
** Likewise, Lavender Brown is now an Asian girl.
** Bellatrix is played by a black actress, but it doesn't alter how the character is portrayed.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
-->'''Voldemort:''' No! There isn't! The joke's on you Potter, I don't care about '''anybody!'''\\
'''Harry:''' I know. And that's why you're ''such a piece of shit.''
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder:
-->'''Draco:''' Could you really say that what happened was my fault?\\
'''Ron:''' Yes.\\
'''Hermione:''' Yeah.\\
'''Harry:''' Absolutely.
** Also happens earlier when Quirrel is explaining the House Cup Tournament.
-->'''Quirrel:''' But where does this competition come from and what are the roots of the tradition?\\
'''Hermione:''' The House Cup Tournament began with the first generation of Hogwarts students.\\
'''Quirrel:''' That was a rhetorical question....
* RomanticFalseLead: Bellatrix, and Cho to a lesser extent.
* RousingSpeech: Made by Ron, leading up to "[[TheSongBeforeTheStorm Voldemort Is Going Down]]".
* RunningGag: Several, most of which are repeated in the sequel.
** "Thanks, Hermione."
** Ron eating.
** Malfoy rolling around inexplicably;
** "Schlongbottom"
** "I'm bleeding!"
** "You never tell a girl that you like her, it makes you look like an idiot!"
** Pigfarts.
** ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Quirrell and Voldemort, respectively.
* ShaveAndAHaircut: The sting is played when one of the musicians [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] and hands Ron a snack.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Cedric and Cho.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Possibly what Draco is constantly attempting to do. The sequel implies that he's actually trying to [[spoiler:replicate his dad's style of dancing around.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Draco is a petite blonde soprano who struts around bragging about the most nonsensical of things, while attempting to strike cool poses and failing epically. His overall manner is so bizarre that Harry and friends have trouble responding to his bullying.
* SmoochOfVictory: After defeating Voldemort, Harry and Ginny have a moment of wild abandon. Ron is totally okay with it.
* SouthernBelle: Cho Chang
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Musical!Quirrell is a CompositeCharacter of Quirrell and Barty Crouch Jr. Canon!Quirrell died and Crouch Jr. [[FateWorseThanDeath had his soul sucked by a dementor]], but musical!Quirrell avoids both those fates and is just sent to Azkaban.
* StealthPun: "No, that's behind me now..."
** Draco spends a lot of time crawling and slinking around. One might call it...slitherin' XD
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion
** "You're tall and fun and pretty, you're really really skinny... ''Cho Chang!''"
** "When I rule the world, I'll have flowers!" "When I rule the world I'll have... snakes!"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Draco would never, ever take Hermione to the Yule Ball. Ever. Not even if they were the last couple on Earth and she looked so beautiful in her ballgown that every time he looked at her he got butterflies in his tummy. Not even then.
* TheSongBeforeTheStorm / TheElevenOClockNumber: "Voldemort Is Going Down"
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike
** The attach-a-snake-to-wiener spell.
** Squirt? Only Harry Potter likes that.
* TakeThat: Towards the original work.
** The Horcruxes take it pretty hard, and so do Hufflepuffs.
-->'''Draco:''' You know, I thought that destroying a Horcrux would be harder.\\
'''Ron:''' Yeah. When you think about it, Horcruxes are just stupid.
** Also the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Great Camping Debacle]]:
-->'''Ron:''' If I had a Horcrux, I would drop it in the bottom of the ocean. Or I would put it in a pyramid with King Tut and all of his jewels. Or I would blast it into space with a monkey who knew nothing about Horcruxes.\\
'''Hermione:''' Or it could be hidden somewhere around the mundane British countryside. Our search could entail months of depressing camping, breaking into Gringotts, and drinking boatloads of Polyjuice Potion.\\
'''Harry:''' Well, the medallion says that's dumb, so we're not gonna do that.
** They don't pull any punches on Polyjuice Potion either. Or the Time-Turner.
** Quirrell has a subtle one at the Triwizard Tournament from the book... in reference to there being ''two'' teams from Hogwarts:
-->'''Hermione:''' Kind of like a Triwizard Tournament!\\
'''Quirrell:''' Yes, sort of like the Triwizard Tournament, except no, not like that at all.... There are four houses, how can it be the Triwizard Tournament with ''four teams''?
** There's digs at other works too, such as the ''Film/{{Spider-Man|Trilogy}}'' movies and ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: In this case, singing: When Harry confronts the Hungarian Horntail he summons his guitar and sings "The Dragon Song" to lower its guard... and then promptly [[WrestlerInAllOfUs puts it into a headlock, counts to three and declares victory.]]
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: In addition to a paraphrase of Mrs. Weasley's famous line, we get "Voldemort out, bitches!"
* TitleDrop: Not with the play, but with the company and, perhaps accidentally, the company's Website/YouTube account. When Draco is going on about Harry having a rocketship he says, "Moonshoes Potter? ''Starkid Potter''."
* TooDumbToLive: Cornelius Fudge
* TransparentCloset: Dumbledore. He says Scarf of Sexual Preference called him "gay as the Fourth of July".
* TruckDriversGearChange: At the end of "Missing You".
* [[TwoTeacherSchool Three-Teacher School]]: The only teachers we see are Snape, Quirrell, and Headmaster Dumbledore. And all end up leaving the school.
-->'''Harry:''' Well, looks like all the professors [[spoiler:are dead]] so... Butterbeers on me!
* TwoActStructure: Despite the light-heartedness of the whole show, there's a noticeable change in tone for the second act that comes from following the events of the books. This somewhat mirrors the events in the final book, where the first 25 chapters (roughly just more than half of the book) encompass nearly nine months, and the last 11 chapters comprise two days of action.
* UnholyMatrimony: Voldemort and Bellatrix had this relationship, though it's seriously strained due to [[spoiler:Voldemort's guilt over betraying Quirrell.]]
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Minus the ''combat''. Basically, Draco is always trying to strike a cool pose but instead ends up falling on the ground. He then acts like he did it intentionally and ends up looking even more hilariously ridiculous.
* VillainousBSOD: Voldemort spends most of the second act in one over [[spoiler:his betrayal of Quirrell]], though he's surprisingly casual about it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Voldemort and Quirrell are a mild version of type two
* VillainsOutShopping: Voldemort's first scene has him bickering with Quirrell about laundry.
* VillainSong
** "Dance Again", which starts with Voldemort tap dancing and ends with a Death Eater kick line.
** Draco's solo during "Goin' Back to Hogwarts" ("This year you bet I'm gonna get outta here / the reign of Malfoy is drawing near"), though not really any other times he sings, as he's nicer by that point.
* VisualPun: Another possible interpretation of what it is Malfoy's always doing: "slitherin'".
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Voldemort after he gets his body back.
* WasItAllALie: Quirrell wonders this about Voldemort.
* TheWatson: Ginny fulfills this role, what with the trio and the others being in their second year and well-established.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway:
-->'''Dumbledore:''' Harry, do you know what a love shield is?\\
'''Harry:''' No, but it sounds kinda fruity.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: Draco during "Granger Danger". Ron goes through it too but it's not nearly as noticable.
* WhatWouldXDo: "What would Harry do?" and "What would Zac Efron say at a time like this?" (Answer: [[Film/HighSchoolMusical We're all in this together!]])
* WorldOfHam
* YouNeedToGetLaid:
-->'''Voldemort:''' Quirrell, we are going to get you laid.
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[[folder:A Very Potter Sequel]]
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** During their first year, nobody can get Hermione's name right, and the variations they come up with are quite hilarious. Harry finally gets it right while assuring Hermione that they really are friends, only to forget it again immediately once he realises this.
** Lucius apparently doesn't know how to pronounce Draco's name. Unless, of course, Lucius is pronouncing it correctly and ''Draco'' is getting it wrong.
* AffectionateParody: {{Word of God}} says that Hermione's song "The Coolest Girl" is supposed to be a send up to female power ballads that every girl uses as an audition song à la "[[Theatre/LesMiserables On My Own]]" and "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Part of Your World]]".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Mocked with Lily.
-->'''Lily:''' You're such an asshole... that's so charming.
* AlphaBitch: Cho
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Draco]], but fortunately he finds a SecondLove in [[spoiler:Luna Lovegood.]]
* ArcWords: The idea of "Going Back to Hogwarts" goes from a callback to the original musical, to an allusion to all the time travel, to a final speech about returning to Hogwarts each year that highlights the specialness of ''Harry Potter'' and [=StarKid=] fandoms themselves.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Done with Harry and Draco for laughs.
-->'''Draco:''' I am Draco Malfoy. I am a racist, I despise gingers and mudbloods, I hate Gryffindor house and my parents work for the man who killed your parents. Do you want to be my friend?\\
'''Harry:''' You ''hate'' Gryffindor house? Get out of my face, Malfoy!
* AuthorFilibuster: Brilliantly used at the end before "Get Back to Hogwarts" to provide praise for the source material. Think of Hogwarts as a metaphor for the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.
-->'''Harry:''' We spent time here, we made friends here, and that's a part of us. 'Cause Hogwarts is bigger than us, it's bigger than any of its founders. And it's gonna be around long after we're gone. Maybe we'll see our kids come here one day. That's the thing about Hogwarts: no matter how long you're away from it, there's always a way back.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Umbridge. ''Literally''.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Lucius and Umbridge.]] Their agendas are initially unrelated, but they eventually team up to kill Harry.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Snape, again. Also werewolf!Lupin.]]
* BiTheWay: Ron is Bi-Curious, according to the Scarf of Sexual Preference. [[HoYay It shows]].
* BlackComedyRape: [[spoiler:Umbridge being taken as Firenze's mate, and falling for him.]]
* BlatantLies: "... Yes! Probably the work... of that infamous Hogwarts jaguar."
* BookEnds: A "Back to Hogwarts" song -- [[spoiler:at the end, a reprise of "Get Back to Hogwarts" from the original]].
* BrickJoke: "600 elves die in toilet-related accidents every year."
* ButtMonkey
** Once again, HERMIONE, even more so than in her second year.
** Neville is beaten up by Harry and the other students, because Cho is crying.
** And also Draco again. Harry explicitly attacks Neville without any belief that he's responsible simply because it's simpler than finding out why.
** Snape might also qualify, as he seems to get shot down at every opportunity, in addition to being repeatedly called a "butt trumpet".
--->'''Umbridge:''' Guess who gets to be Headmaster/Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher now?\\
'''Snape:''' Me?!\\
'''Ron:''' Snape?\\
'''Umbridge:''' No! Me! Your mama! UMBRIDGE!
* CallBack / CallForward: Many to the original. Such as:
** "My friends... I think we're going back!"
** "Did somebody say Ron Weasley?"
** "What the devil is going on here?"
** The Scarf of Sexual Preference and the Sorting Hat are set up for their wedding and honeymoon.
** Sirius is the one to tell the boys to never tell a girl you like her, it makes you look like an idiot.
** At the end, Dumbledore discusses the candidates to replace Lupin as DADA teacher.
--->'''Dumbledore :''' I've got it down to Gilderoy Lockhart, Mad-Eye Moody, and some fella named SQUIRREL! [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Now I don't want anyone dangerous]], so I think I'm gonna go with the Squirrel.
** [[spoiler:Luna Lovegood]]'s absence in the original is explained.
** There are some jokes about Pigfarts and Rumbleroar, which are left unexplained when Draco tries to pass them off as [[spoiler: mature things that Past!Ron is too young to understand. Luna seems to have already read about Pigfarts from the Quibbler.]]
** Dumbledore invites Umbridge to take a dip in Hogwarts' secret swimming pool; this is after the waiter at a restaurant refers to them as two "Strapping young gentlemen."
** Dumbledore's first line is "Draco, ya little shit!" Shortly followed by "Call me Dumbledore, or else."
** The blue headband Ron wore in AVPM is used by Harry to cover his scar. He later gives it to Ron.
** ''Spider-Man'' is used again as an example during some heart-warming dialogue between Ron and Hermione.
** Harry, Ron, and Hermione, this time joined by Yaxley, yet again call out less mainstream character names in order to figure out a mystery. In the first musical, it was who betrayed Hogwarts. In the sequel, it's [[spoiler:who was Malfoy's father.]]
** Ron says the line "We are in such a pickle."
** Dumbledore restores the Zefron poster to its place of glory at the end of the show. Complete with Voldemort sticking his head through it. "It's good to be back."
** "From now on, boy, you and me -- we're tight."
** Unlike Crabbe, Goyle and [[spoiler:Lucius]], [[spoiler:Sirius]] knows that the countercurse to the Jelly-Legs Jinx is just "Unjellify!"
** "I'm bleeding!"
** Draco wants you to know that "He's really nice now!"
** "Well chocolate frogs! Harry Potter did it y'all!"
** In her first scene, Umbridge promises the girls that this year is gonna be [[TotallyRadical "totally awesome"]].
** Using magic to do something mundane: Ron using "Accio" on a double-stuff Oreo; Lupin using "Alohamora" to open his flask; Cho also says "Lumos" while pulling out a flashlight.
** The reprise version of [[spoiler:"Get Back to Hogwarts"]].
** The sting from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' playing whenever Ron enters a scene.
** Harry and Ron insist that you can't have more than two friends, providing an explanation for why they were so reluctant to include Ginny in their adventures in ''AVPM''. Ron also pushes [[spoiler:Future Draco]] away from the Trio when they make contact just like he did with Ginny in ''AVPM''.
** Draco thinks Hogwarts is "going to the dogs".
** Dumbledore is yet again described by Gryffindor students as "the wisest, kindest, most beautiful wizard."
** Draco tries to sing a song again only for the stage lights to go down and him be cut off again.
** Jim Povolo yet again plays a talking non-human who asks some characters to jump on his back before wistfully saying "To *insert wizarding school name here*!"
** In his self-introduction, Malfoy admits that he's "a racist." That'd explain his "Go home, terrorist!" comment when he first meets Quirrel in ''AVPM''.
* TheCameo
** Ginny and the Weasley boys.
** [[spoiler:Luna.]]
** [[spoiler:VOLDEMORT, when Dumbledore hangs the Zefron poster back up.]]
* CampGay: Scarfy, but it's played ironically with the joke being that he is unbelievably and unabashedly stereotypical in every way.
* CannotSpitItOut: Ron's feelings for Hermione. But luckily we know how it works out for them.
* CardboardBoxes: Full of torture equipment. Knocked over, rebuilt, and knocked over again.
* CatchPhrase
** "Did you get my text?"
** Not to mention an extension of a line from the original: "I'm bleeding!"
** "That's absurd!"
** "...well you didn't text me back!"
* ChekhovsClassroom: [[spoiler:Lupin's lecture on Patronuses.]]
* ChekhovsGun
** [[spoiler: Red Vines.]] What ''can't'' they do?
** Anything with Big/Little D.
** The [[spoiler: Taylor Lautner poster]].
** To a lesser extent, [[spoiler:Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Lupin ends up eating the elusive poo flavored one.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
** So, did Cedric Diggory meet and fall in love with Cho Chang between her first and second year, in some ''Film/{{Grease}}''-like summer fling which continued on after he transferred to Hogwarts? (We know, of course, that it's because his actor is playing Lucius but still needs a mention). Well, it could make sense, seeing as Harry doesn't know who Cedric Diggory is at the start of the original.
** And where did Seamus and Dean disappear to during their second year?
* ClusterFBomb
** Lupin. Oh my god, Lupin.
** Dumbledore, too, much more so than in the original.
** Umbridge: "you chubby little fuck!"
* CoconutSuperpowers: Apparently, [[spoiler:time travel]] works by spinning around in place. Unlike Floo Powder, Apparation, and Portkeys, you don't have to yell [[spoiler:TIME TURNER!]]
* ContinuityNod: It's not [[CallBack mentioned]] but Dumbledore can be seen wearing his G-Unit bling [[spoiler:which is actually a Horcrux-seeking medallion.]]
* CrazyHomelessPeople
** The kids initially mistake Lupin for one. [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Lupin loudly protests that he is not homeless (anymore)]].
** [[spoiler: Sirius' proclamation of "Harry, I am homeless," when Harry asks if he can live with him. Played down a bit since Sirius isn't really as crazy as, say, Lupin. But he's close.]]
* CrosscastRole: In addition to the examples from the original, Dolores Umbridge is played by Joe Walker, the actor who played Voldemort. Dean Thomas is Britney Coleman who played Bellatrix Lestrange. When the kids go back in time, all their "past selves" except Ron are crosscast, which in Draco's case makes it [[RecursiveCrossDressing a guy playing a girl playing a guy]]. Hermione was played by Richard Campbell,or Neville Longbottom, Harry was played by Sango Tajima, or Lavender Brown, and Draco was played by Jim Povolo or Goyle. Also, most of the Weasley boys are cross cast in their cameo, as they just cast all of the extra actors according to their height.
* TheDandy: Metrosexual!Harry
-->'''Harry:''' ''(sigh)'' [[Series/ProjectRunway I'll make it work.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Scabbers]]
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Lucius Malfoy is implied to be killed by Werewolf!Lupin.]]
* DemotedToExtra
** Ginny goes from main LoveInterest to cameo character, as she wasn't a student that year. Her actress, Jamie Lyn Beatty, plays Rita Skeeter instead.
** Even though he had a small enough role in the original, Neville's stagetime is now divided between him, Dean, and Seamus.
** Averted with Tyler Brunsman. In ''AVPM'', Cedric sings one verse of a song, dies before the end of the first act, and is little more than a rival with Harry for Cho's love. In the sequel however, he has no less than two songs and is a regular scene stealer as Lucius Malfoy.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu
** Harry to Umbridge: "You can't hurt me! You're a teacher! Do your worst!" Cue Umbridge's SlasherSmile.
** And "See you in hell, Harry Potter"
* DrillSergeantNasty: Umbridge
* DrowningMySorrows: Snape after the "Guys Like Potter" scene.
* EvenEvilHasStandards
** Snape draws the line when Umbridge replaces the [[HighSchoolMusical Zefron]] poster with one of [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Taylor Lautner]].
-->'''Snape:''' Where did the poster of headmaster Zefron go?\\
'''Umbridge:''' I don't care for Zac Efron. Taylor Lautner's my man.\\
'''Snape:''' What do you want, you horrid b*tch?!
** Possibly earlier, when he replaced [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Mama's Little Love Hand" with a feather]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Cho
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Harry
* EvilLaugh: Umbridge. Although it's [[AnnoyingLaugh pretty weird]], too.
* EyepatchOfPower: Yaxley
* FanService
** Lucius with his long hair, pants that are tighter than what scientists thought possible, and an army of death eaters stroking him sensually.
** Then there's the centaur...
** And Lupin who at one point lies on the ground coated in blood and wearing nothing but tight briefs.
** Joe Walker as Umbridge. Has his own fangirl brigade, which is kind of understandable. They keep putting the very attractive, well-muscled guy in tight/revealing clothing, even if it is in a CrossCastRole.
* FanDisservice: The thought of Draco (or Lauren) being spanked is very hot. The thought of Draco being spanked because he has a messy diaper is not.
* FantasticArousal: Firenze seems to have a case of this when Ron runs his hand down his mane and back.
* FilleFatale: Cho
* {{Flanderization}}: Cho, though it could be attributed to her personality being younger and more immature. Surprisingly averted with other characters.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's an especially brief moment that goes on in the background with no attention called to it, but at one point Ron strokes the hair of [[RecurringExtra that one girl]] who's always crying to try and calm her down. Aw, that's actually really nice of him. Who is that girl, anyway? Wait a minute, ''[[OhCrap Lavender Brown]]-''
* FreezeFrameBonus: When Harry caught the snitch he went between two pillars and posed for a few seconds. If you pay attention, he is posed the same way as the (American) [[http://iwritealot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/harry_potter_and_the_sorcerers_stone.jpg cover]] for ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]''.
* FreudianExcuse: Draco and Umbridge.
* FridgeHorror: Draco has an in-universe example as he recalls [[NoodleIncident all of the things he did to Dobby's children]] [[spoiler:after Lucius Malfoy informs Draco that Dobby, not him, is Draco's actual father, making Dobby's presumably full-blooded elf children Draco's little brothers.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: Ron & Snape, even more so than in the original. Even though he repeatedly says how much he hates Snape, they dance together and exchange high-fives during "Hermione Can't Draw", Snape leaps into Ron's arms when Sirius breaks into the castle, and Ron later tells Hermione that she may not be "...as fun as Harry, or as hot as Cho, or as cool as Snape..." in his PetTheDog moment. He also asks "Snape?" hopefully both times Umbridge asks "Guess who the new Headmaster/Defense teacher is?"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In Act 1 Part 4, at the beginning of the scene between Snape, Lupin, and Harry, you can see Ron steal the candy trolley.
* GagPenis: Centaurs. Ron has to see it for himself.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At the end: [[spoiler: "[[DoubleEntendre No kisses for Little D]]".]] Draco earlier said "In case you were wondering, the D stands for [[spoiler:my wiener." ]]
* GoshDangItToHeck: [[ClusterFBomb Lupin]] has to repeatedly {{Bowdlerize}} himself around the children.
-->'''Remus Lupin:''' Oh shit! You guys are kids! I've got to watch my damn mouth around you little bastards! I'm sorry... Shoot! I've got to watch my damn mouth around you little bastards.
* GroinAttack: Attemped, in a centaur, it fails.
-->'''Firenze:''' MY CHEST!
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Draco apparently is one]], being the offspring of a woman and a [[{{Squick}} house-elf]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Yaxley.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Dumbledore.
-->'''Dumbledore:''' I need to interview for the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. I've got it down to Gilderoy Lockhart, Mad-eye Moody and er, somebody called Squirrel. I don't want anybody dangerous though so I think I'm gonna go with the Squirrel.
* HumiliationConga: Literally, Hermione is humiliated and all the guys conga out of the room, singing about how she can't draw.
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Mama Umbridge:''' Do you love them enough, to kill them?\\
'''[[AxCrazy Umbridge]]:''' Yeah... I think I do.\\
''(a few seconds later)''\\
'''Umbridge:''' But how am I supposed to kill the kids? I don't want to hurt them.
** Also:
-->'''Snape:''' ''(drinking butterbeer)'' Come on, Harry, don't make me be the only one drinking.\\
'''Harry:''' Okay. ''(reaches for a bottle)''\\
'''Snape:''' Don't touch that, it's mine!
* IAmSong / IWantSong: "The Coolest Girl."
* ICallItVera: Umbridge has a paddle with a bunch of nails sticking out of it. She calls it "Momma's Little Love Hand."
* IncompatibleOrientation: Dumbledore and Umbridge.
* IncomingHam
** "WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER?!?!"
** "What the devil is going on here?!"
** Umbridge gets this and doesn't even say anything. All we hear are [[Film/JurassicPark her footsteps]].
** She is later often announced by texting.
-->'''Umbridge:''' [[RunningGag Did you get my text]]?
* IncrediblyLongNote
-->'''Harry''': [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome This is how it must feel]] [[http://youtu.be/aVkDP48FlGY?t=5m34s to have a hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome!]]
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''Dean:''' ''(to Crabbe and Goyle)'' You don't like Umbridge? I thought you two would get along, seeing as she's a bitch and you guys are dicks.\\
'''Crabbe:''' That's what I was thinking, but no such luck!
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Draco introduces himself.
-->'''Draco:''' My name is Draco Malfoy. I am a racist. I despite gingers and mudbloods. I hate Gryffindor House, and my parents work for the man who killed your parents. Do you want to be my friend?\\
'''Harry:''' You hate Gryffindor House? Get out of my face, Malfoy!
* KickTheDog
** [[spoiler:Future!Draco lies to Past!Ron and tells him that he doesn't get Hermione.]]
** Umbridge has a whole scene with the girls for this purpose but the moment that really does it is when she makes fun of Harry's parents.
** Lucius crumpling up the drawing Draco gave him.
** After Lucius' big revelation to Draco, he tries to torture him, but instead hits Hermione. After seeing how much this affects Draco, he continues to torture her simply to spite Draco.
** Also, earlier in that scene
-->'''Lucius:''' Surrender yourself Potter, or I'll torture your friend.\\
'''Draco:''' Daddy! Daddy, it's me! Would you really torture your own son?\\
'''Lucius:''' Draco? ...Surrender yourself Potter, or I'll kill your friend!
* LameExcuse: When Rita Skeeter finds him in his underwear and covered in deer blood, next to a freshly eviscerated deer, Lupin claims that it's a Gryffindor Quidditch tradition. He then [[CrossesTheLineTwice forces a crying Neville to eat some of it]] to reinforce this. Later he claims a jaguar is what caused all the damage the werewolf did... including messing up his office.
-->'''Remus Lupin:''' ''(coughs)'' Lupin shouldn't have to pay for that.
* LampshadeHanging: Constantly. There's even a bit of a metafictional one at the start, when Lucius laments that there "literally" isn't any way to move forward. This might refer to the writers being stuck in a corner by writing so much of ''Deathly Hallows'' into the first show without expecting to do a sequel, so they have to do (more or less) a prequel instead.
* LargeHam: Snape, Lucius, Umbridge, Arthur, Rita Skeeter, and to a lesser extent, Firenze.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Draco's real father is [[spoiler:Dobby the House Elf]].
* MagicSkirt: Despite all the dancing & spinning, we never get a look at what Joe Walker is wearing underneath that dress.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: Lucius' plan, basically.
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber
** "Harry Freaking Potter"
** "Days of Summer", which morphs into a reprise of [[spoiler:"Get Back to Hogwarts"]] at the end.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: During Ron's speech to Hermione about Spider-Man.
* MoodWhiplash
** Snape tells Dumbledore that "My actions caused the death of the only person I ever loved...", to which Dumbledore replies "Well my story's a hundred times funnier than that!"
** In "Harry Freakin' Potter":
-->'''Harry:''' ''(sombre)'' But this is all so sad, I mean, my Mom and Dad were killed long ago...\\
'''Cheery background chorus:''' Long ago, they died!
** After Lucius destroys Draco's picture, he exits by trust-falling into the arms of (and being dragged out by) a death eater.
** At the end of "Stutter" when Harry [[spoiler:tries to save Sirius from the Dementors.]]
** "Guys Like Potter" has a very sad subject matter (Snape's worst memory) but the lyrics are hilarious.
-->'''Snape:''' So many assholes in this place; so many assholes in my face!\\
'''Lucius:''' But now you're alone, left to pout and moan, 'cause you were totally pwned.
** During the [[spoiler:Mirror of Erised]] we start with a touching song, slip into a few quick spell jokes in the middle then its back into the, now, even more heartwarming song.
* MrExposition: Ron and Rita Skeeter both play this role in "Harry Freaking Potter".
* MusicalisInterruptus: If you listen when the gang is singing, "Lupin Can't Sing", Lupin tried singing, "I'm Remus Freaking Lupin".
** Also, once again Draco tries to sing a solo before the big quidditch game, but only is able to sing a few notes.
* MythologyGag: Since Sirius's Animagus ability is never mentioned in the musical, Rita Skeeter's description of him as a "murderous dog" is this instead of foreshadowing. His fur coat and hairstyle also make him look dog-like.
* NeverMyFault: "Look what you've done now, Potter!!", says Draco after ripping his own drawing (that he had given to Harry to make fun of him, and then stolen back).
* NoodleIncident: Draco mentions doing things to Dobby's children that horrify him [[spoiler:once he's been informed that Dobby is his father, making those elf children his little brothers.]]
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Once again, almost everyone -- Draco, Snape, and Lucius being exceptions. Also, Seamus Finnigan, whose main character trait in the books is being really really Irish, is played with an over-the-top cockney accent (intentionally for humor, of course). Rita Skeeter's accent also veers from Southern to New York, with a little English mixed in.
* NotHisSled: [[spoiler:Ron deliberately points out Scabbers during his first scene and mentions in a painfully offhand manner that his parents found the rat on the same night Harry's parents were killed. Everyone knows the [[ItWasHisSled "twist"]] that's coming, right...? Wrong. Scabbers has been dead for years and Peter Pettigrew was somehow hiding in a poster of Taylor Lautner.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Umbridge sees a younger version of herself in Hermione. This revelation causes Hermione to break down crying.
* ObviousObjectCouldBeAnything: Hermione gives Ron and Harry a gift that is obviously a book, but they conclude it's a puppy.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Joe Moses (Snape) drops his [[EvilBrit over-the-top]] British accent during "Guys Like Potter" when he says "I don't need help from a filthy little Mudblood like her!" during [[spoiler:the flashback about Lily and James in their school days.]] Although it might have been on purpose, i.e., he only became the bizarre and eccentric model we now see because [[spoiler:he lost her.]]
* OverlyLongGag: When Harry goes into the train compartment with Professor Lupin, he opens the (imaginary) door, walks in and shuts it. A few moments later Ron comes along and engages in a complicated routine involving vault locks, thumbprint and retinal scanners, codes, door chains, more locks, keycards and two sets of doors to get into the same compartment. The routine is topped off when he finally makes it into the compartment and the [[RunningGag sting from]] ''Seinfeld'' plays.
* PaedoHunt: When Umbridge accuses Lupin of doing inappropriate things with his students (teaching them about Patronuses) he exclaims "Cho, I was only joking!"
* PaperThinDisguise: The Death Eaters when they try and kill Harry on the train and the Quidditch field. They even keep the distinctive Death Eater mask.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Draco's first scene has him casually admitting that he's a racist (who hates gingers, mudbloods, and Gryffindor house).
* PowerUpFood: In a RunningGag, Red Vines are Ron's PowerUpFood, and every other character respects their awesome power.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision B Strike]]
** "Nothing. Just bitches ruining my life."
** The most memorable line from "The Coolest Girl," also qualifies.
* PrecisionFStrike
** Lucius. [[spoiler:"Haven't you always wondered why you're afraid of the potty? Or why your "d" is so small? IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE A FUCKING ELF!"]]
** Harry: "A year ago, I was a Muggle douchebag living under some stairs. But now, I can fly, turn invisible... and I just travelled the f*ck back in time!"
* ProductPlacement: "[[TheRedStapler Red Vines]]: What the hell can't they do?"
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Luna]]
* RaceLift: Yaxley is played by a black man
* ReallyGetsAround: Cho
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Scabbers]]
* TheRemnant: Voldemort is defeated at the end of the first play. The sequels reveal that the Death Eaters are carrying on their evil schemes without him, though the final installment has Voldemort resume leadership...[[SoulJar sort of]].
* RunningGag
** (Phone rings) "Oh that's me!"
** "Did you get my text?" "Yes." "Well you didn't text me back."
** "As James's best friend..."
** Draco "learning to use the potty".
** Someone insulting someone else in a ridiculously silly fashion, and then asking the insulted party if they feel foolish. (Usually Lupin.) "Who looks stupid now? You do!"
** Lupin's swearing causes all the kids to gasp and cover their ears... despite the fact pretty much everyone else swears.
** People misidentifying Lupin in [[spoiler:werewolf]] form as another kind of monster.
** Lupin [[spoiler: (and Sirius)]] calling Snape a "butt trumpet" (which he even admits to having in one scene).
** Crookshanks popping out of nowhere.
** People calling Hermione a "night troll".
** Seamus's cursing. He keeps "Bloody" in there, but only uses the traditional "hell" once. He then follows it up with ass, tits, bitch, etc.
** Snape trying to take empty jobs; he tries to get both [[spoiler:Dumbledore's and Lupin]]'s jobs, but they are both taken by Umbridge.
-->'''Umbridge:''' Now that Dumbledore's gone, guess who gets to be Headmaster now?\\
'''Snape:''' Me?\\
'''Ron:''' Snape?\\
'''Umbridge:''' NO! Me! Your mama, Umbridge!
* TheScream
** Dumbledore's reaction to finding out Umbridge is a woman.
** Also, "The Scream" as a picture was referenced. It was one of the third floor's picture that saw Sirius Black breaking into Hogwarts, Snape said that "he never look more terrified" and it took all the "Last Supper" to calm him down.
* ScrewYourself: [[spoiler:After using the Time Turner, Harry's first thought upon seeing his past self is "Oh my God, I think I'm in love!"]]
* SeriesContinuityError: In ''AVPM'', Lavender Brown & Pansy Parkinson were Ravenclaws, part of Cho Chang's GirlPosse. Here, Lavender is wearing a Gryffindor necktie and Pansy is wearing a Hufflepuff necktie. This could possibly be because without Cedric (whose actor is playing Lucius) the house is unrepresented. Given that Dumbledore says in ''A Very Potter Musical'' that he put "everyone who looked like a good guy in Gryffindor, everyone who looked like a bad guy into Slytherin and the other two can go wherever the hell they want," it kind of makes sense that they could switch places to be in the same house as Cho and join her GirlPosse, rather than stay in HufflepuffHouse.
* ShipTease
** Ron and Hermione, a strange example since we already saw them hook up.
** Lupin and Cho, of ''all'' people, get some.
** Also, [[spoiler:Draco and Luna.]]
** Remus and Sirius.
* SlasherSmile: Umbridge, after Harry tells her to do her worst. The only thing that could've made it creepier was if Joe Walker was capable of rotating his head 180 degrees.
* TheSlowPath: Draco, at the end.
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Ron's broomstick, when Hermione hugs him.
* TheSongBeforeTheStorm / TheElevenOClockNumber: "No Way".
-->''There's no way we're gonna leave it up to chance,\\
There's no damn way we're gonna go without a fight!''
* SmokingHotSex: After Firenze [[spoiler:takes Umbridge to be his mate]], he has a cigarette the next time we see him. Which simply ''has'' to be weed. Just look at the guy!
* StableTimeLoop
** The kids' first year at Hogwarts, according to [[spoiler:Future!Draco]]. It was totally the same before and after before he got involved in time-travel; it just didn't make any sense until living it the second time through.
** There's even a StableTimeLoop ''within'' a StableTimeLoop. [[spoiler:Snape [[BigDamnHeroes saves Harry and the others]], allowing them to travel a few hours back in time, whereupon Harry convinces Snape to go and save his past self. There's also the bit about Lucius running right by the place where past!Harry and co. are hiding because he's seen future!Harry and co. a little ways on.]]
* StealthPun
** Cho Chang is upset that since she's not allowed to flirt, Flitwick will fail her. Flitwick teaches ''Charms''.
** Those Red Vines that Ron keeps eating and eventually uses to cast a spell, they're ''licorice wands.'' (It's a candy mentioned in the books.)
* StockFemurBone: One gets thrown into a cauldron.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike
** "In case you were wondering... the "D"/"d" stands for my weiner!"
** [[spoiler: Luna Lovegood is getting transferred to Pigfarts and thinks all true wizards wear diapers.]]
* TakeAThirdOption
** Umbridge asks the Sorting Hat if he's Team Edward or Team Jacob. He instead says he's Team Dumbledore!
** Dumbledore has to either kiss the dementors or Umbridge. He decides neither and ''magically disappears''!
* TakeThat:
** "Let's get rid of [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that piece of trash]]!"
** "Charms sucks, Potions sucks, Transfiguration sucks!" "Yeah, but Satanic Rituals, that one's cool."
** Additionally, in the spirit of the original, there are one or two at canon itself.
-->'''Dumbledore:''' Quidditch is a special sport just for wizards, and boy, is it silly!
* TastesLikeFriendship: In their very first meeting, Harry and Ron bond over... Red Vines.
* TeacherStudentRomance
** Lupin hits on Cho in a "he's only joking if she's not up for it" way. Later she expresses disappointment they won't be able to act on it.
** Also:
-->'''Cho:''' How am I supposed to remain abstinent when I've got a reputation to maintain? ''(begins to cry)'' Professor Flitwick is gonna fail me now.
* TerminatorTwosome: Lucius and [[spoiler:Draco]].
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: In a nod to Capslock!Harry from the books and the narmy scene from the third movie: "I'M IN A RAGE!... THIS IS THE MADDEST I'VE EVER BEEN!" Hilarious, since he is, at worst, mildly peeved.
* ThatPoorCat: Harry throws Crookshanks to distract the werewolf.
* TheyJustDontGetIt: When Lucius Malfoy explains the evil plan he had just choreographed to travel back in time and kill Harry Potter, the other Death Eaters just don't get it:
-->LUCIUS: "Do you follow me?"
-->DEATH EATER #1: "...No."
-->LUCIUS: "The Dark Lord would have survived, had they never met."
-->DEATH EATER #2: "So you're saying that he wouldn't be destroyed?"
-->LUCIUS: "He'd be alive, what don't you get?"
-->DEATH EATER #3: "Still not understanding..."
* ThisIsReality:
-->'''Umbridge:''' Tell me, Sorting Hat, are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?\\
'''Sorting Hat:''' I'm Team Dumbledore!\\
'''Umbridge:''' What? Dumbledore ain't a fictional character!
* ThoseTwoGuys: Seamus and Dean.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In spite of [[spoiler:Hermione ultimately rejecting Draco]], Draco finds a [[spoiler:SecondLove]] in [[spoiler:Luna]], who also [[spoiler:[[BirdsOfAFeather wears diapers and knows about Pigfarts]].]]
* TimeTravel: The plot involves the Death Eaters [[spoiler:and Draco]] of the present running around the previous year.
* TooDumbToLive: Yaxley, twice falling for the ''exact same'' trick.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Future Draco]]. Not only does he not stumble around as much as he did in his first and second years, he also became [[MightyWhitey ruler of the centaurs]] and freed Sirius Black. Oh, and he also carries around a sword in his robe and a revolver in his sock.
* TotallyRadical: Umbridge promises the girls that having her as a teacher is going to be (with fingerquotes) [[CallBack "Totally awesome!"]]
* TrainingFromHell: Umbridge plans to whip the girls into shape [[TheSpartanWay "The Umbridge Way"]], which includes doing 500 push-ups a day, and a diet consisting of "protein shakes, falcon eggs, and ROCKS!"
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Professor Umbridge. (But now with a WomanScorned BackStory.)
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Inverted. [[spoiler:Dumbledore was expecting Umbridge to be a crossdresser, and found out she was an ''actual woman''.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody ever responds to Lupin walking around covered in blood and wearing nothing but his underwear. Even Lupin himself. He'll remain almost naked for any scenes that take place during the same day.
* VerbalTic: Umbridge pronounces "Children" as ''"Chillens"''.
* VillainOpeningScene
* VillainSong: "Stutter" and "It's Not Over Yet."
* VillainousBSOD: Umbridge, after Firenze defeats her.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
** Lupin wears only his underwear after transforming.
** And Firenze, who never wears a shirt
* WalkThisWay: Snape pulls this on the boys.
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler: Draco]], overlapping with ToiletHumour. We later find out that he's trying to please [[spoiler: the wrong father]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
** [[spoiler:Year 1 Draco]]. [[spoiler:Future Draco]] briefly mentions that he's [[DeathByDespair bedridden with heartache]] in Slytherin dorms when he first appears, but he is never seen again, even when the year ends... unless that's him being friendly and singing with the Trio at the end.
*** Then again, the climax only takes an hour [[spoiler: then they go back in time to the same hour]]
** Lampshaded at the end of the sequel: [[spoiler:"Ah, Luna Lovegood, the girl who was mysteriously missing during our second year!"]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Cho freakin' Chang.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:A Very Potter Senior Year]]
* ActionPrologue: The musical starts with the Battle at the Department of Mysteries.
* AffectionateParody: ''This School Is Mine'' parodies ''Confrontation'' from ''Les Miserables''.
* AndIMustScream: It is revealed that the children petrified were conscious and could hear things
* ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving: Kingsley Shacklebolt does this twice, once in the beginning after the battle in the Department of Mysteries and once [[spoiler: after the students rally behind Harry to save Hogwarts]].
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: [[spoiler: Quirell and Voldermort's daughter.]]
* AutobotsRockOut: [[spoiler:The forces of Hogwarts all sing "Gotta Get Back To Hogwarts" before the assault on Voldemort.]]
* BabiesEverAfter:
** Just like in the books, this holds true for [[spoiler:Harry and Ginny]].
** [[spoiler: Unlike the in the books, the last scene reveals that Quirrell and Voldemort adopted a little Asian girl.]]
* BetterThanABareBulb: Special shot-outs for Hermione and Gilderoy. ''Specially'' Gilderoy.
* BestialityIsDepraved: It's heavily implied that Gilderoy is into mice.
* BiTheWay: Lavender Brown to Cho. Also, Seamus to Viktor Krum.
** Voldemort is essentially confirmed to be this as well. Scarfy even sorts him as 'could go a number of ways.'
* BlackComedyRape: [[spoiler: When she wakes up again, Hermione mentions offhandedly that Filch has been arrested for something he did to her while she was Petrified. It's not elaborated upon, but the conclusions are pretty obvious. Ron is the only person who seems to recognize that it is a big deal.]]
* BookEnds: "Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts"
** Also "You all ready to go, buddy?", the first and last words Ron says at Hogwarts (in terms of chronological order of events.)
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler: Harry acts like a dick all year. Losing the Head Boy election brings him down a notch.]]
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: The Scarf of Sexual Preference.]]
* CallBack: Plenty to the previous two musicals.
** [[spoiler:"Always Dance" contains many lines and musical cues from "To Dance Again"; fitting, as they're both Voldemort's {{villain song}}s]].
** [[spoiler:"OK is wonderful."]]
** [[spoiler:Harry says "Voldemort is going down" before entering the Chamber of Secrets]].
** Yet another Spider-Man analogy. [[spoiler:Harry compares the ending of the [[{{Film/Spider-ManTrilogy}} Sam Raimi Spider-Man films]] and the introduction of [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan a new Spider-Man five years later]] to the ending of his fame and his being replaced.]]
** "Draco, you little shit!"
** "You're a piece of shit!"
** [[spoiler:"I know, Quirrell. I hear everything you hear."]]
** You can see the dragon Harry battled in Hagrid's hut.
** "Well, chocolate frogs, everybody, Harry Potter did it, y'all!"
* TheCameo / PromotedFangirl: Longtime fan Creator/EvannaLynch.
* CanonForeigner: [[spoiler: Wang Mu, Quirrell and Voldemort's adopted child]].
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: In AVPS, Scarfy sorts Hermione as "waiting until marriage". Here this is used as the reason why she won't kiss Ron.]]
** Also, Draco remarks that a fine opportunity has fallen right into his "diapered lap". That Draco wears diapers because of his crippling fear of the potty was a plot point in AVPS!
* ContinuityPorn: For the books, the films ''and'' the musicals. You can't beat that level of porn.
* {{Corpsing}}: Harry loses it--repeatedly--in the scene at Hagrid's shack. Also, the corpse of [[spoiler: Moaning Myrtle]] in the flashback, but this one is intentional and PlayedForLaughs.
** Hermione blinks a couple times while petrified.
* CrackPairing: In-universe, [[spoiler: Lily and James separated after death, and Lily found Cedric.]]
** [[spoiler: AmicablyDivorced]]
* DarkReprise: [[spoiler:"Always Dance" is a very happy, cheerful song about accepting yourself and, well, dancing... at least until the end, where it becomes ''intensely creepy'' when Riddle takes control of Ginny.]]
** [[spoiler:An interesting example of the "sad" variant: In the epilogue, Harry sings "Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts" at a slow pace to his son, obviously sad that his adventures are over, but also hopeful that Albus will have great adventures, too.]]
* DeadGuyJunior: Similar to the books, [[spoiler:Albus Scarfie Potter]].
* DeathByAdaptation: Professor Sprout, killed when the flying car crashed into the Herbology room.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Snickers]]: Tom Riddle
* {{Expy}}: Kingsley Shacklebolt looks and sounds like [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Nick Fury]].
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Tom Riddle ultimately kills the Riddle family because [[spoiler: they get him a Snickers bar.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Wizard of the Year," Gilderoy says, "Soon this school will be mine."
* GratuitousSpanish: Draco pretends that DoraTheExplorer is speaking to him.
*** Draco: *speaking as Dora* Te amo tambien. Y lo siento.
* GrowingUpSucks: A major theme; not surprising, as it's the last one. Harry, for the most part, can't get over the fact that people are moving on.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Harry spends much of the play in one, as he struggles to accept that his time as a famous hero will end. Ron also falls into one when Hermione breaks up with him and is then Petrified]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The Scarf of Sexual Preference]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Moaning Myrtle tells Ginny to stop crying because "the last thing this castle needs is a whinny bitch stalking the halways in the bathroom."
* IAmSong: Ron finally gets one of his own with "Sidekick."
* InsistentTerminology: It's not a diary, it's a ''journal''. Diaries are for girls.
* InsultBackfire: Harry and Ron try to kick off their campaign for making Harry the Head Boy by making posters that accuse Malfoy of being a racist, elitist, snobbish brat. Unfortunately for them, Malfoy is ''so'' bigoted that he thinks looking down upon others is a ''good'' thing, and that he's basing his entire campaign around that fact.
* {{Lemon}}: Hermione writes exceptionally dirty fanfiction that Lockhart is both horrified and delighted by. "This makes ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' look like a fucking book for kids!"
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[spoiler:The Harry Potter books were written by Hermione and heavily edited by Gilderoy Lockhart, based on the ''real'' events as they're portrayed in the musicals.]]
** [[spoiler: Which is hilarious if you know ''anything'' about Lockhart's character via WordOfGod: Lockhart is the only person directly based on someone Jo knows. Jo has stated that he is likely either claiming he was the inspiration for Dumbledore, or else claiming that ''he'' wrote the books and is letting Jo take all the credit out of kindness.]]
* MakesSenseInContext: The song 'Get In My Mouth". It's full of double meanings.
* MeaningfulEcho:
** "Two things in this world I love, kid. One of them is you." [[spoiler: Dumbledore, first to Tom Riddle, then to Harry.]]
** "It's pretty dangerous to be one of my enemies. That's why it's a good thing that we're friends." [[spoiler:First said by Draco to Harry, who rejects his friendship, and then by Harry to Draco, when he accepts it.]]
* MightyWhitey: Gilderoy dreams of becoming this trope [[spoiler: for the MouseWorld.]]
* ModernStasis: Well, the flashbacks to Voldemort's youth appear to be set in ThePresentDay, so...
* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: Harry opens the snitch at Godric's Hollow and James and Sirius appear. And then Lupin, bloodied and in nothing but his underwear.]]
** And not two minutes later [[spoiler: Harry's mother is revealed to be married to Cedric Diggory, temporarily turning the heartwarming scene into a giant WTF moment.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Harry giving Ginny the diary kick starting the whole chain of events.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Diary!Voldemort's over-the-top ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny and hilarious]]) death]]
** [[spoiler: "Joe Walker dies."]]
* NoodleIncident: Harry and the others had numerous adventures between AVPM and AVPSY. Most of them aren't elaborated on or the person gets cut off.
** Luna has to wash blood off her hands for some reason. The script states it was because she had front-row seat at Buckbeaks execution, although that's cut out from the Youtube-version.
* OCStandIn: Tom Riddle's father and grandparents, about whom little is known in canon. It's not quite a straight example since the books did give them some minimal characterization, basically just enough for them to come off as snobby aristocrats. Of course, the musical ignores this in favor of creating its own wacky characterizations for them from scratch.
* [[spoiler:OperationJealousy: Once Hermione breaks up with Ron, Cho recommends she go out with someone he can't stand to get back at him for cheating. She chooses [[TeacherStudentRomance Lockhart]].]]
* OutOfFocus: Harry is significantly featured less and the whole thing becomes more of an ensemble piece, mainly due to Creator/DarrenCriss' busy schedule.
* RacistGrandma: [[spoiler: Tom's grandmother]] is notably homophobic against [[spoiler: her grandson]]. It is [[{{Deconstruction}} not played for laughs. ]]
* RefugeInAudacity: 'Get in My Mouth' without any context.
* ShaveAndAHaircut: Played impromptu when Joe forgets to wave the diary.
* ShoutOut: After seeing Ginny [[BrainwashedAndCrazy acting strangely]], Hermione gives the audience an AsideGlance before moving her hands like a crab's and saying [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid "What is dat girl up tooooooooo."]]
* TakeOurWordForIt: A chunk of the play ended up being this because Darren Criss's busier career prevented the play from being fully-realized (visually), so the narrator does descriptions to make up for the lack of scenery and stage effects for things like [[spoiler:the humorous death of Voldemort]].
** Being [=StarKids=], they of course make extra humor out of it.
* TakeThat: Creator/AndrewGarfield's [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries Spider-Man]] will be a source of inspiration to a whole new generation of kids...with bad taste.
** The "Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone" controversy gets a jab.
* [[spoiler:ThemeMusicPowerUp: Harry recovers from a HeroicBSOD and being beaten by the basilisk, pulls the Sword of Gryffindor out of the Sorting Hat, and slays the snake by singing "Harry Freakin' Potter". [[TheDayTheMusicLied He's then bitten right before it dies]].]]
* ThreesomeSubtext: [[spoiler: Both Draco and Ron propose to Hermione, who says yes but doesn't specify to whom. This isn't elaborated upon. Plus, in an earlier scene Ron agrees to share Hermione in hope of getting Draco's help to cure her.]]
* ToiletHumor: The entire purpose of [[spoiler:Tom Riddle's grandpa]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: Oh, Harry.
* TookALevelInKindness: Cho is much kinder to everyone, especially Hermione. Harry is the only exception and that's mainly [[spoiler: because he insults her]]. Likewise Ron is much less of a jerkass, ''especially'' to Hermione.
** Goyle is also much nicer: he doesn't bully anyone, and he thinks Draco shouldn't risk his friendship with Harry.
* WardrobeMalfunction: During "Get In My Mouth" Jeff Blim's costume is falling off and he has to keep pulling it back up.
** Darren also puts his tie on weird and is perplexed as to why it's not working.
--->'''Darren''': Fuck the tie!
** Hagrid's beard doesn't really work out too well...
** Moaning Myrtle's wig falls off completely when her body is towed away by Madame Pomfrey. This is notable for probably being the ''least'' ridiculous looking thing about this scene.
* WhamLine:
--->[[spoiler:'''Cedric''': You could say your mother and I FOUND each other.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Parodied. [[spoiler:Lavender kisses Ron on the cheek, and he immediately calls himself a cheating bastard.]]
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->''[[GrandFinale Take it easy, Hogwarts]]. [[TearJerker It has been]] [[CatchPhrase totally awesome]].''
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