Pop Punk High
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Pop Punk High
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Pop Punk High NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(115 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
12%
Negative
4%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (115)

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942 Reviews | 225 Followers
78
Ambitious, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if If you like a show like school of rock. A fun light hearted musicsl.

Don't see it if musical. You dont like cursing or some perverted subject matter.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
72
Great singing, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy, Loud

See it if you like the music, and it is loud for most of the show, along with a good/fun story that is energetically played and sung by a good cast.

Don't see it if you cannot stand loud rock music - there was even a warm up band of loud music that delayed the star of the show about 30 minutes.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
70
Cliched, High octane, Fun, Great warm up band, Repetitive

See it if you have fond memories of the watered down version of punk that got lots of airplay at the turn of the last century.

Don't see it if you like your punk straight, or don't like punk at all, or do not want to stand for the length of a show, or hate loud music. Read more

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
70
Cliched, Funny, Raunchy, Romantic

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567 Reviews | 147 Followers
72
Clever, Cliched, Edgy, Great singing, Funny

See it if Upbeat and angsty teens express themselves to a pop-rock beat. Opening act. Perhaps a nice appetizer to some bad behaviours in The Village

Don't see it if Volume turned up. General admission ticketing as standing is compulsory. Why is the setting a club when the actors are portraying teens?

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
74
Fringe-esque, Great synced choreography, Loud, Right amount of annoying, Approaches theatre of the ridculous

See it if punk pop is sacred 2 U, want rave sort of experience, like standing mosh pit style, have already lost your hearing, want drinks with theater

Don't see it if won't wear earplugs, need sophisticated humor/lyrics/music, can't stand for 3 hours, don't like punk pop, can't C worth of sophomoric humor

402 Reviews | 86 Followers
78
Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Clever, Quirky

See it if you want to see an entertaining show that mixes nostalgia and laughs. It's a fun time, but perhaps target audience is under 35.

Don't see it if you're unable/don't want to stand for the show, are unfamiliar with early 2000s music and pop culture, or don't like silly/cliched humor

410 Reviews | 61 Followers
76
Funny, Nostalgic

See it if Aladdin story set in 2003 nostalgia feelz on how self-centered kids grow up. Some current feminism inserts. Kitschy, but pretty good songs.

Don't see it if Uneven vocal abilities of cast, mostly predictable plot, standing through a show, or waiting a while for a show annoy you. Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

BroadwayWorld
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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M
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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N
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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