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

For a previous production
70
Cliched, Banal, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You loved the pop-punk era (early 2000s) and can tolerate a show that's very light on plot and emotional arc. You have had a few drinks.

Don't see it if You don't remember or don't care about this type of music or this particular aspect of pop-culture history. You don't enjoy kitschy shows.

For a previous production
55
Disappointing, Funny, Raunchy, Awkward, Entertaining

See it if you like silly parodies and were a fan or early 00's pop punk music

Don't see it if you dont like/know about early 00's pop punk music. Feel uncomfortable with vulgarity or a lot of swearing

Also It was funny at times and the actors definitely do a good job with the... Read more Read less

For a previous production
80
Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you like campy musical theatre with a rock music score. Sit against the wall or in the very back if you prefer more legroom.

Don't see it if you find table seating in a mildly cramped space in the back room of a bar to be undesirable, or if you don’t like loud tunes or bad words.

Also If you can score a more booth-like seat near the bar area in back, it ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
91
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

For a previous production
89
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You have happy and/or nostalgic memories of the early 2000s.

Don't see it if You have any issue with the early 2000s and/or the language and culture of a high school.

Also This gave me flashbacks of my middle school life in some of the best w... Read more Read less

For a previous production
76
Entertaining, Great singing, Cute, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You're up for a parody musical evening out for the stroll down memory lane

Don't see it if You need to have your musicals with flashy costumes and staging in a large theater.

For a previous production
69
Banal, Fluffy, Funny, Raunchy, College humor

See it if you have the correct level of immaturity to appreciate an energetic show based on POP PUNK, college /high school humor and a banal plot.

Don't see it if you do not think lame-ass parents, high school humor, and POP PUNK is cool.

Also However, if you wish to relive being young and silly again - go see it... Read more Read less

For a previous production
88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you were alive in the late 90's early turn of the century and you know bands like Blink-182, Green Day, Boxcar Racer & others

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being up close and personal with a talented cast

Also Pop Punk High is an inventive, well written, well performed loved lett... Read more Read less

For a previous production
72
Nostalgic, Low-brow, Funny

See it if you are a fan of pop-punk music

Don't see it if you're looking for a real production. this is pretty low-budget, but in a good way.

For a previous production
90
Clever, Fluffy, Delightful

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

For a previous production
46
Overrated, Raunchy, Disappointing, Boring

See it if Just don’t...

Don't see it if Yes, don’t see it.

For a previous production
49
Campy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want to support local theater

Don't see it if you like thought provoking pieces

Also It was extraordinarily campy. There were parts that were funny, but I'... Read more Read less

For a previous production
82
Entertaining, Nostalgic, Edgy

See it if You remember the nineties

Don't see it if You'd rather forget the music of that period

For a previous production
80
Funny, Refreshing, Edgy, Clever, Nostalgic

See it if you grew up listening to Avril Lavigne or Blink-182. Very funny show, and certainly brought back a lot of memories from the 2000s.

Don't see it if you didn't grow up on the punk bands of the 2000s.

For a previous production
90
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

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

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

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

For a previous production
80
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Cliched

See it if You loved (or still love) pop punk music in the 2000s and/or love immersive theatre in unique settings.

Don't see it if Hated pop punk or have no frame of reference for that bit of pop culture. If you're not down to see immersive theatre in the back of a bar.

For a previous production
81
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want an energetic, silly show about high school kids and pop punk music ; ready to laugh at ridiculous teens & parents

Don't see it if you don't want to see (actors as) immature, whiny teens or don't like shows in small spaces, this show is in a section of a bar/lounge

Also this show is generally for audiences in their 20s or early 30s and wan... Read more Read less

For a previous production
85
Intense, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy silly shows about angsty teens.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy straightforward humor and rock music.

For a previous production
50
Slow, Disappointing

See it if music

Don't see it if N/A

For a previous production
90
Edgy, Funny, 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.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Great writing

See it if You remember the early 2000s

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

For a previous production
91
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

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

For a previous production
97
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

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

For a previous production
70
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like up-close-and-personal rock musicals in a bar setting and can dig some pop punk nostalgia and teen-angst comedy

Don't see it if you want something thoughtful and contemplative--this is loud, light, brash fun


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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