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"The songs perfectly capture the feel of the mid-2000s...The show pulses with an energy that pulls you out of your seat. The acting and singing is uniformly superb, and the talent of the cast drives the story forward and keeps you engaged from start to finish...'Pop Punk High' is an homage to a specific moment in American music...As written it contains too many inside jokes. There are lots of one-liners that you’ll only understand if you closely followed pop punk music." Full Review
"The creative team deserves a standing ovation for this cunningly hilarious production...A laugh-out-loud experience...Aside from the ridiculously funny props and talented cast members, what separates this entire production from anything else is the quality of the music...If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Thursday evening, I highly suggest attending 'Pop Punk High.' I genuinely loved this humorous show so much that I am going again this week!" Full Review
“A comedy musical about the pop punk movement of the early 2000s...It’s pretty much the standard high school story, the only thing that’s different is the soundtrack...The performances are superb...The script by Lapidus and Anderson Cook is hilariously funny, the music is exactly what it should be, and the show’s just a lot of fun...I strongly recommend it.” Full Review
for a previous production “Cook's one-liners are savage, his dialogue is to both kill and die for, and his understanding of the pop-punk milieu is doctorate grade…The comedy is fun, witty, and cartoonish...and delivered by a sterling cast with the bravura of an angsty Mel Brooks picture…Musically, the show hits the parody nail directly on the head…This production is a tight-knit, well-oiled machine…Explosively good. It leaps off the stage at you…The only crime the show commits is that it is too short." Full Review
for a previous production “A musical which brings you back to those mid-aughts days in a funny and way too relatable way…While the main characters were great, I always find myself paying more attention to supporting characters...and the supporting cast did not disappoint here…It doesn’t rely on big-budget, amazing effects and sets or makeup but instead on a cast which draws the audience into a lighthearted return to angsty and awkward, but much better, days.” Full Review
See it if you're of the age to appreciate a loving mockery of the pop-punk years.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of the genre, or are sensitive about cursing - there's a lot of it.
See it if you TOTALLY had a pop punk angsty childhood or had a child with that phase of life, you love pop punk music
Don't see it if you're not into profanity and a lot of ridiculous crude humour, you really don't like pop punk music, you have no idea who Avril Lavinge is
See it if You remember this world and were a part of it. Smart music and an interesting space. The book was good and the band was stellar.
Don't see it if You need your jokes to land, your sound to be good, and the-over-the-topness to be relevant instead of exhausting.
See it if You want a cheap nigt with a pretty funny spoof on the year 2003. Some songs were interesting! Ghost of Avril Lavigne was hilarious!
Don't see it if You enjoy really well put together pieces of art. This is a show you cannot over think or take too seriously.
See it if you were alive in the late 90's early turn of the century and you know bands like Blink-182, Green Day, Boxcar Racer & others
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being up close and personal with a talented cast
See it if You want to be entertained by wonderful singers/actors with a lot of energy, love rock music and want to see a F*** good musical.
Don't see it if You love average musicals with cheesy songs, if you hate rock from 2000's
See it if You enjoy theatre inspired by the early 2000s, performed in an intimate space that makes you feel like you're part of the immense fun.
Don't see it if You have an extremely high standard for theatre, or require perfect singing voices to enjoy a show rather than overall performance.
See it if Your inner-angsty-teen needs a pop punk soundtrack to summarize the ups-and-downs of adolescent life.
Don't see it if You hate adolescent-level dirty jokes and stereotypical skater personalities and drawls.
See it if If you grew up listening to angsty, loud pop punk bands that were mad at no one in particular!
Don't see it if You're boring, don't like punk music, and don't like a good night out!
See it if You want to laugh, enjoy the energy, and hear some great singers and songs with fun lyrics, in a surprising variety of styles.
Don't see it if You will be offended by repeated use of the word F@&K or if you are looking for serious drama.