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This year's Tony Awards nominations are out, and it's a great time to be a nerd who likes theatre. SpongeBob SquarePants tied Mean Girls for the most Tony Award nominations this year, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two coming in close behind. That's right: A musical about a talking sponge is one of the most-nominated musicals of the entire year.

For nearly 20 years, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has been an earth-shattering literary phenomenon -- not just for young adult fiction, not just for the entire fantasy genre, but for me. I love Harry Potter (ask me about my Wizard Wrock band). So when J.K. Rowling announced that Harry's eighth and last story would be on the stage, in London's West End, I frantically bought tickets and 10 months later I was jetting across the Atlantic.

The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in production for a bit, but the script was released in book form yesterday. The plot is full of big revelations, but we've decided to focus on the information that isn't actually a spoiler -- just some the events that have occurred in-between the end of Deathly Hallows and the beginning of The Cursed Child.