Just this summer, San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre hosted 50 Shades! The Musical, the touring parody of the ubiquitous erotica series. Now that venerable venue brings the Bay Area another sendup of an even more popular book series: J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff was "written and created" (which are apparently two different things) in 2006 by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, a British children's television double act. They've since followed it up with Potted Pirates and Potted Panto and are reportedly on the lookout for "other potting opportunities beginning with the letter P." (I suppose Potted Porno would be too obvious.)
Potted Potter creators Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson
The play proudly proclaims that it zooms through all seven Potter books in 70 minutes, although the program fesses up that it's more like 75. "Potted" here just means condensed, not drunk, but the show's so loose and goofy that it would be easy to believe either one.
Oddly enough, there's no indication whatsoever in any of the advance publicity that it's no longer the creators performing the show, and all the photos still feature Dan and Jeff. Fortunately, the touring actors are thoroughly charming (and utterly British) enough to make it work. James Percy plays the more serious Potter-head who plays Harry and wants everything to be big and glorious and true to the book. Delme Thomas is the breezy, silly one who hasn't read the books and has blown all the budget for actors, sets and special effects for one really great dragon for book four. He also plays all the other characters in a variety of dime-store wigs and hats, often in close succession.