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Pop Punk High

75 Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Hilarious
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About the show

1h 20m | Ends Nov 01 | Le Poisson Rouge (Greenwich V)

This musical tells the story of a high school where everyone is pop punk, it's always 2006, 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.

Pop Dust

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." Full Review

Electric Afro Music

for a previous production "The creative team deserves a standing ovation for this cunningly hilarious production...A laugh-out-loud experience...Aside from the ridiculously funny props and talented cast members, what separates this entire production from anything else is the quality of the music...If you are looking for a fun way to spend your Thursday evening, I highly suggest attending 'Pop Punk High.' I genuinely loved this humorous show so much that I am going again this week!" Full Review

On Stage Blog

for a previous production “As the plot unfolds, the audience is treated to plenty of twists, turns and hilarious dialogue...Not only is it the plot and humor that makes this show impressive, but also the music and lyrics...Lapidus’s score is both cleverly written and highly successful in evoking the nostalgia for the pop punk bands...Performed excellently by the four live band members...Performed at a high-energy level that keeps the audience laughing and engaged...You’ll be in for a fun time.” Full Review

Yes Broadway

for a previous production "An energetic and extremely well-done musical full of catchy tunes and a delightfully stupid story that will have you ROTFLMAO before the first song even begins...Everyone involved embraces the silliness of the whole situation, including the audience...Lobo does a terrific job of making it feel organic. Both the crowd and the cast is full of young cuties, the energy in the room is off the charts, and you'll have so much fun with the whole experience that you might even feel young again!" Full Review

KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life

for a previous production “A comedy musical about the pop punk movement of the early 2000s...It’s pretty much the standard high school story, the only thing that’s different is the soundtrack...The performances are superb...The script by Lapidus and Anderson Cook is hilariously funny, the music is exactly what it should be, and the show’s just a lot of fun...I strongly recommend it.” Full Review

The Fader

for a previous production "The original music is great...The whole thing is both extremely silly and extremely self-aware, smartly calling out some of emo and pop-punk music's most fucked up qualities - particularly the way the songs regularly portrayed women as two-dimensional fodder for lust and contempt...It's so good I can also imagine it on a bigger stage...But as every pop-punk band knows - even the ones that went on to soundtrack a zillion shattered hearts - you gotta start somewhere." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "The songs perfectly capture the feel of the mid-2000s...The show pulses with an energy that pulls you out of your seat. The acting and singing is uniformly superb, and the talent of the cast drives the story forward and keeps you engaged from start to finish...'Pop Punk High' is an homage to a specific moment in American music...As written it contains too many inside jokes. There are lots of one-liners that you’ll only understand if you closely followed pop punk music." Full Review

NYU Local

for a previous production “A musical which brings you back to those mid-aughts days in a funny and way too relatable way…While the main characters were great, I always find myself paying more attention to supporting characters...and the supporting cast did not disappoint here…It doesn’t rely on big-budget, amazing effects and sets or makeup but instead on a cast which draws the audience into a lighthearted return to angsty and awkward, but much better, days.” Full Review

Clever, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if You enjoyed pop punk music, you're nostalgic for 2003, or you want to indulge your 2003 self

Don't see it if You didn't have a phase when you loved pop punk

Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fun and irreverent nostalgic fun

Don't see it if You want anything highbrow. But hey, it's pop punk.

Funny, Delightful, Edgy, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love pop punk, you went through high school in the 2000s, and you love a concert-style musical that you get to interact with the cast.

Don't see it if You hate pop punk you don't enjoy interactive theater. Or if you hate fun.

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

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

Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love pop punk music and power chords; you like a bar-theater venue; you want to drink and rock out while being part of a show!

Don't see it if you don't like pop punk music; you don't like bars; you don't like to rock out to power chords; you prefer thought-provoking shows or plays

Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing, Loud, High energy

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.

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

Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Insipid, Entertaining

See it if Loud rock musicals about the millennium generation would interest you. A club-like atmosphere would be fun for you.

Don't see it if Loud rock music with always irreverent and sometimes raunchy lyrics and subject matter would offend. Millenials are a turnoff.

Also I enjoyed the show. It was silly pointless fun. The music was very lou... Read more Read less

Funny, Raunchy, Great singing, Fluffy, 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.

Loud, Fringe-esque, Great synced choreography, 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

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like angsty teenagers singing silly/run songs and silly/fun choreography, don't take yourself too seriously, and aren't easily offended

Don't see it if You want to see a high quality musical with stellar voices - this is more of a fun romp

Funny, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining, Fluffy

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.

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

Clever, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You were a teen in the early 2000s and/or like Blink-182, Sum41, or something of that ilk.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy dick jokes and are unfamiliar with the classic art form of pop punk

Loud, Immature, Whiny, Clubby, Hack

See it if you are a huge fan of Avril Lavigne, and pop punk music. The actual performers, (not opening act) are talented enough.

Don't see it if you are bothered by blinding flickering strobe lights that give off heat, a clubby venue vibe, and immature plot with frequent expletives.

Also Please be aware that this venue does not allow outside beverages inclu... Read more Read less

During previews For a previous production
Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You remember the early 2000s

Don't see it if You want a serious story and a full-length show

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love pop punk music or were around in the early 2000s listening to this music or going to shows like Warped Tour

Don't see it if You don’t like small dive bars and pop punk music crammed together

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Like pop punk, went to high school in the 2000s, want a funny show in a fun bar atmosphere

Don't see it if Don't like bands like blink182 or fall out boy, loud music, general admission seating

During previews For a previous production
Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You have a funny bone and loved pop punk as a kid

Don't see it if you need serious substance.

Also this was a very entertaining 70 minutes in your face pop punk jokes. H... Read more Read less

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you're of the age to appreciate a loving mockery of the pop-punk years.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the genre, or are sensitive about cursing - there's a lot of it.

Also It's ridiculous, but in the best way - the ghost/genie of Avril Lavign... Read more Read less

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Edgy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You were a pop punk kid in high school and like reminiscing. It's nostalgic and slightly embarrassing in the best way!

Don't see it if You take yourself or the world to seriously, you want a traditional theater set up or you're easily offended by crude humor.

During previews For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You grew up in the Emo days and have nostalgia for it. Or watched enough of the movies of the time.

Don't see it if Don't like fun.

Also This show is campy at it's best. ... Read more Read less

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to be entertained by wonderful singers/actors with a lot of energy, love rock music and want to see a F*** good musical.

Don't see it if You love average musicals with cheesy songs, if you hate rock from 2000's

Also Thank you. Finally something new ! A pop punk musical, in a bar with a... Read more Read less

During previews For a previous production
Funny, Absorbing, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy theatre inspired by the early 2000s, performed in an intimate space that makes you feel like you're part of the immense fun.

Don't see it if You have an extremely high standard for theatre, or require perfect singing voices to enjoy a show rather than overall performance.

Also This was a show I was extremely excited to see, being someone mildly o... Read more Read less

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