Pop Punk High
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Pop Punk High

Pop Punk High NYC Reviews and Tickets

(116 Ratings)
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Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Great singing

About the Show

This musical tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2003, and there's never been anything cooler than shredding, pizza, and flipping off your lame-ass parents.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (116)

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52 Reviews | 14 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Quirky

See it if You want to get entertained and laugh a lot.

Don't see it if you want something more thought-provoking. you don't like standing while watching a show.

95 Reviews | 31 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You remember getting a kick out of all those bands that came after Green Day in the early 2000s.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud shows where you have to stand most of the time. Read more

81 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like pop punk from the early 2000s, you enjoy shows with lots of energy (and a few bad words), you appreciate fully committed actors

Don't see it if You don't want to stand through a show, you're easily offended, you don't like pop punk, you expect Broadway-level sets

90 Reviews | 19 Followers
Entertaining, Hilarious, Indulgent, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if Want some good old nostalgia. Want a funny show in a concert like atmosphere. Crazy funny characters even the minor ones (ie mom and dad).

Don't see it if Dislike standing for long periods of time. Not fond of profanity and crudeness. Don't want Avril Lavinge's soul to rest in peace.

156 Reviews | 37 Followers
High energy, Great singing, Entertaining, Raunchy, Loud

See it if you like pop punk - or any high energy music. Not a deep story, but it has good music, strong singing and it's funny - very entertaining!

Don't see it if you don't like concerts or are easily offended. The music is loud, you have to stand, and it definitely works at being offensive.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Great head-bopping entertainment, Perfect venue (bar-food & drinks), Juvenile goofy raunchy (high school) humor, Super excellent band(s) / great singing, High-energy funny parody / very loud rock

See it if you'd enjoy a LOUD night-out @ a bar w/the gang. It's like a high school-ish 'Eleventh Hour', w/MUCH better music, singing, & stronger band.

Don't see it if you want to SIT @ a serious show. It's more an obnoxious rock-concert than traditional theater, w/a tap number thrown in for good measure. Read more

103 Reviews | 12 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a nontraditional theatre experience that brings back the nostalgia of the 2000s with great atmosphere and energy

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious night out; if strobe lights affect you; if you hate loud noises (I brought earplugs) Read more

85 Reviews | 24 Followers
Entertaining, Fun, Enthusiastic acting

See it if You like Green Day, Avril Lavigne, etc., and want to reminisce about the early 00s; you want to watch performers enjoying themselves

Don't see it if You want something serious, sit quietly, see a fully-staged musical. Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

October 17th, 2018

“The ups and downs of self-discovery are set to a wicked pop-punk sound in this bizarre and brave musical...A cast and score that can only be described as purely electrifying, this musical runs along the lines of a punk concert, with a dramatic flare of nostalgia...Riveting, head-bopping musical with a twisted, definitely unique plot...Not only are the songs brazen and catchy...the audience is given a clear picture of what this world of 'pop punk high' is truly like."
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 15th, 2018

“An inventive, loud, and ridiculously entertaining piece of musical theatre...An attempt to flip the high school story from cute to raucous. With a trite but efficient book...and deliberately rabid and rough music & lyrics...the rebellious but traditional tale...played with an over-the-top cartoonish glee by the playful Peterson and Wiegand transferes well...Moves at a clear and consistent pace, although...for a loud raucous piece of musical theater, it feels longer and loose. The cast is all on point.”
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DC Metro Theater Arts
September 27th, 2018

“Hilarious...Wildly comical and stridently raunchy...A spot-on laugh-out-loud farce of juvenile dreams, filled with the pop-culture references, language, aesthetics, and emo of the era...The ensemble of actors and musicians is across-the-board terrific, with powerhouse vocals and outrageously funny, but still recognizably empathetic, portrayals of the rebellious and anxiety-ridden students and principal...A ‘so totally badass’ alternative experience in musical comedy.”
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Diandra Reviews it All
October 1st, 2018

"The show is an unstoppable testament to strong women realizing their power should not be taken by weaker men...This musical feels accessible and gives the crowd a chance to partake...By the end of its 90 minutes people knew hooks, harmonies, and choruses as if they had written the musical’s songs, which was oddly moving. There is no doubt that each member of this cast is planning and can head into bigger, broader musical venues."
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September 28th, 2018

“An original musical comedy that travels back to senior year in high school in 2003...The clever and witty lyrics were something to really give a fuck about...The choreographer did a fantastic job...The plot needed some revamping...The dick jokes went on too long and needed to be axed...The musical gleefully captures the carefree high school years in the early 2000s...’Pop Punk High’ delivers an amusing look back at the era, a decent sound track, and a rollicking good time.”
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October 15th, 2018

“A fun musical...Based on a school where music and skateboarding is king...An R-rated ‘School of Rock’...We see humor in this musical...The great singing and funny lyrics made it a delightful evening...A first rate show that blended music and comedy alike. The show captured what high school was like...Most of the songs are catchy and some are downright hilarious. The battle of the bands steals the show with both talent and raucous laughter.”
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NYU Local
October 1st, 2018

“An immersive production...The non-restrictive nature of the choreography made the atmosphere more infectious, and I was sold on the interactive karaoke sessions...That said, the constant movement of the ensemble...came at some inopportune moments when serious angst was being built, breaking some of the amazing dramatic tension in parts of the musical. Nevertheless, the cast was incredibly talented and made ‘Pop Punk High’ more than noteworthy.”
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Pop Dust
May 30th, 2017
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."
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