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POPE! An Epic Musical

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Quirky, Scrappy, Fluffy, Entertaining

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this new musical comedy is a comic-book style 'epic' that chronicles the battle between a young Pope and the Archbishop who will stop at nothing to replace him. More…

'Pope! An Epic Musical' is an award-winning musical comedy of heroic proportions. It tells the tale of an idealistic, rock-star Pope, and his ambitious nemesis, the Archbishop, who relentlessly strives to wear the Pope's mitre. In this comic book world, the papal masses are charmed at first, but the Pope soon learns that a few well-placed enemies can overpower a few million fans. When the tyrannical Archbishop sweeps in and seizes power, the world cries out for a hero…and only the Pope can answer the call. Good and evil collide in this rambunctious, Shakespearean power struggle where lines must be drawn, sides must be taken, and confrontations must be musical.

Member Reviews (2)


Funny, Quirky, Scrappy, Fluffy, Entertaining
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Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You can laugh at religion.

Don't see it if You're turned off by mockery of religion or by really repetitive melody.

Cute, Funny, Scrappy, Entertaining

See it if you're a comedy nerd and don't mind low production values.

Don't see it if you're expecting a sharp evisceration of religion a la Book of Mormon.

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August 25th, 2010
for a previous production "It's wacky. It's a family affair. And it's proof that the musical is not dead. 'Pope!' uses a light story—an earnest young man becomes pope, only to be brought down by a manufactured scandal, then stages a comeback—paired with classic stage elements that make musicals fun and entertaining. This ...
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November 1st, 2014
for a previous production "Even with the thin plot and gimmicky jokes, the work of the director and actors can sometimes overcome weak material if they are on their game...The result is a production that feels like it's trying too hard...If exuberance and good intentions were enough, 'Pope!' might come closer to the epic ...
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September 14th, 2015
for a previous production "An enjoyable treat from beginning to end, 'Pope! An Epic Musical' is the kind of show that reveals its full magic days after you’ve seen it, as you find yourself humming the songs or laughing when you remember one of the jokes. As divine as a comedy musical can get."
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August 23rd, 2010
for a previous production "A terrific and thoroughly entertaining soft rock score for 'Pope!,' a clever and hip musical...'Pope!' will lift your spirits, give you some big laughs, and charm you with its sweetness. It’s an irreverent but loving tribute to the eternal fight between good and evil and the redemptive power of ...
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