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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.