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

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

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

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Great singing, Rockin

See it if If you miss belting out your favorite Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Sum41 songs!

Don't see it if You don't like live bands

100
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy a show that we can all relate to while getting Into the beat and dancing around.

Don't see it if You have a difficult time standing. In this venue there were seats in the back but most people were standing.

100
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if The early 2000s were a part of your childhood.

Don't see it if You are too old to have fun.

100
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Epic, Raunchy

See it if Not just a show about punk music, this show is full of raunchy - but smart - humor. Strong female characters and flipped stereotypes galore

Don't see it if If swearing and name calling offends you, do not go.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You Love Pop Punk. You love a hilarious cleverly written story about teenage self centered angst. You love an interactive theater exper.

Don't see it if you want to sit in a theater seat and listen to staid theater ballads

For a previous production
79
Funny, Great singing, Cliched, Raunchy, Fluffy

See it if You want a quick mindless fun romp down memory lane (if you’re old enough that punk during high school would be memory lane).

Don't see it if You’re sober or expect a serious night of theatre. This is just silly fun.

For a previous production
77
Funny, Quirky, Good singing, Entertaining

See it if Wacky and different, story about teen years, funny at times, the cast is very good in acting and sing, with inside joke.

Don't see it if Not for anyone, cursing in show, small back area, it like off-off broadway. Its not a thinking show. No big light and big bright stage.

For a previous production
84
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You love alternative rock, large enthusiastic cast and wacky storyline. Lead guy sounds just like Blink 182 and is awesome!

Don't see it if You prefer opera or classical music. Show flies by at 70 minutes no intermission

For a previous production
69
Ambitious, Dizzying, Indulgent, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You remember this world and were a part of it. Smart music and an interesting space. The book was good and the band was stellar.

Don't see it if You need your jokes to land, your sound to be good, and the-over-the-topness to be relevant instead of exhausting.

For a previous production
75
Formulaic, Great pacing, Cliched

See it if you want a fast, light evening, with some silly high concept laughs. Excellently passed at only 65 min. But it didn't need more.

Don't see it if You don't like punk music. Are expecting more than a high energy spoof. Arrive early for benches - cabaret chairs can be uncomfortable.

For a previous production
85
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want to go see a fun show in a bar.

Don't see it if The late 90s-early 2000s weren't a time when you were paying attention to what the kids were into.

For a previous production
71
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy Light Rock Opera with good voices about puerile high school angst

Don't see it if You hope for a complicated plot or real Punk

For a previous production
72
Raunchy, Great singing, Funny, Shallow, Cute

See it if If you're up for a silly raunchy loud musical in a bar. Cute, fun, not deep. Talented singers-mother was played by a swing and she was great

Don't see it if You want an original plot or deep emotional connections, or can't sit on bar chairs for over an hour. This is just fun.

For a previous production
75
Ambitious, Clever, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if If you like blink 182 and high school humor, and you wanna see Averil Levine...

Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humor or can’t deal with high school humor.

For a previous production
75
Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you love pop/punk music or like seeing shows that are not conventional or conventionally staged.

Don't see it if You don’t like foul humor, language or situations

For a previous production
76
Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you remember the Pop Punk times. It's a quick 1 hour show, and enjoyable, but don't expect too much. Similar to a Bill and Ted's story.

Don't see it if you are sober.. I recommend going with some friends who enjoyed this era and just sit back and enjoy. It had some funny lines.

Also Felt like a high school musical, but still enjoyable. Don't expect dee... Read more Read less

For a previous production
68
Clever, Dizzying, Quirky, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You like punk music or unique, immersive theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like small, cramped venues where the actors are in your face, or loud, aggressive music.

For a previous production
87
Silly fun, Enjoyable, Clever, Entertaining, Creative

See it if You're up for a bunch of energetic, creative, committed to the wacky script young people sing & dance as they try to be the coolest PRH kid!

Don't see it if You'd be irked by same! Lead actor is charming funny star & rest of cast is great 2. Simple silly fun-nothing deep. U must give in 2 premise

For a previous production
65
Funny, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You want a cheap nigt with a pretty funny spoof on the year 2003. Some songs were interesting! Ghost of Avril Lavigne was hilarious!

Don't see it if You enjoy really well put together pieces of art. This is a show you cannot over think or take too seriously.

For a previous production
91
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, 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

For a previous production
88
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you're in mood for a silly juvenile good time. Nice alternative to just goin to a bar as you can have your drink (w/ friends) w/ a fun show!

Don't see it if you're too old to enjoy silliness... but with a drink or two, you might enjoy it too. The hyper energetic talented cast make it worth a try.

For a previous production
85
Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Quirky, Niche

See it if you TOTALLY had a pop punk angsty childhood or had a child with that phase of life, you love pop punk music

Don't see it if you're not into profanity and a lot of ridiculous crude humour, you really don't like pop punk music, you have no idea who Avril Lavinge is

For a previous production
74
Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if Silly quirky wacky fun with an enthusiastic cast that pops up left and right dancing and screaming 2003 pop punk style.

Don't see it if Highly raunchy jokes with plenty of screaming and energy. Truly off-off broadway value at best standing behind a bar. Undemanding storyline

Also Who knew there would be a full-on functional stage with seating hiding... Read more Read less

For a previous production
76
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like super high energy pop musicals about teen angst, loaded with hilarious sarcasm.

Don't see it if you prefer quiet and refined traditional musicals like Oklahoma. Also avoid if you don't get sarcastic humor.

Also This ambitious new musical features a super-talented young cast that c... Read more Read less


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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