Already closed | 1h 20m | Greenwich V

Pop Punk High

From 115 member  reviews
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. More…

Derek, a young wannabe pop-punk frontman, wants nothing more than to become king of Pop Punk High and win Amanda Bunkface's angsty, straight-ironed love. It seems all but impossible for a loser like Derek, but when he finds a bong in his attic containing the ghost/genie of Avril Lavigne, his wildest dreams may become reality after all. 'Pop Punk High' features a score reminiscent of blink-182 and Sum 41, and a book full of obscene humor.

1h 20m | Already closed | Le Poisson Rouge (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (115)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Great singing
75
Avg Score

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.

70
Cliched, Funny, Raunchy, Romantic

See it if see more to say

Don't see it if see more to say

Also This musical attempts to recreate the punk era of the 90's and is well... Read more Read less

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.

Also I moved to the East Village in 1978, the height of NY's punk music sce... Read more Read less

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.

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?

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

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

80
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.

Also No freaking Playbill. NOT COOL.... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You want an ode to early 2000s music and a secretly clever show under fringe/downtown strappings.

Don't see it if You want strong harmonizing (vocals were a little lacking). You dislike standing. (You have to buy two things to keep a seat).

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.

Also Free ticket from Show Score. Scheduled 8pm show began at 8:40pm. Stand... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You want to see a very silly musical that reveres Avril Lavigne.

Don't see it if You object to standing concert-style throughout the show, or to seeing a gargantuan fake penis onstage.

70
Nostalgic, Raunchy, Great singing, High-energy, Funny

See it if Your high school years took place in the pop-punk era. You're looking for a show that's closer to an experience than just a musical.

Don't see it if You're outside of the target audience for this show. It's a veeery target show. You dislike sophomoric humor. (it is a show about teenagers)

Also "What does it take to be a super hero in my world? make no mistake tha... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Raunchy, Utter nonsense

See it if You just want fun insanity nostalgia and to rock out. (Also. The MOM. Is. Everything)

Don't see it if You are easily offended, don’t like loud music, or need any semblance of intelligence - this is not the night for that.

51
Disappointing, Overrated, Not a musical!!!!!

See it if You want to go for a heavy metal concert

Don't see it if You think you are seeing a musical

Also I am particularly disappointed as this was advertised as musical while... Read more Read less

48
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if You have great nostalgia for 2000's punk music/culture. You enjoy excellent but brief character acting by the lead's parents.

Don't see it if You dislike "immersive" theatre where performers join a standing crowd. You are bored by in-jokes within in-jokes, including penis humor.

72
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You love pop punk music or being immersed in the action.

Don't see it if You do t want to stand for an hour, dislike loud music, or want a genuine piece of theatrical magic (this is not that).

40
Disappointing, High energy

See it if you're passionate about experimental theater or love that pop/punk era of music.

Don't see it if You're looking for something to hold your attention. Once you get past the authentic-feeling club setting, there isn't much to this show

60
Banal, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if you want to try to understand high school kids' mind set

Don't see it if extremely loud music, cursing

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Edgy

See it if You like young talented singers and dancers in high school singing and wishing for all things punk

Don't see it if You can not stand or hear loud music

82
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.

70
Raunchy, Cliched, Great singing, Edgy

See it if This show is now closed. If you grew up in the early 2000s you would have loved the style and references.

Don't see it if I would have suggested it if you wanted a more traditional musical.

54
Dizzying, Disappointing, Noisy, Tiring

See it if You want to hear some interesting noise and music.

Don't see it if You are over 50 and can’t stand standing through a whole play. If you want to keep your hearing intact don’t see it.

Also This is not a kids show. In the playbill it states that you must be 18... Read more Read less

79
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.

Also The opening act is a pop punk band - the venue was plenty spacious to ... Read more Read less

80
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)

Also I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. There was ... Read more Read less

83
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.


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 ...
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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 cartoo...
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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 fun...
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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 song...
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