Venue Details

36 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
773-278-1500
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Nina Kruse
It was tricky to find parking for the theater, so go a little early.
DORIAN info Jun 07 2014 star this tip starred
Nina Kruse
Wine, liquor and beer with some sweets are available to purchase at affordable cost. You can take you drinks into the theater for the performance.
DORIAN dining Jun 07 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.3 average rating
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9 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 08 2009

This show is great - zany, tuneful, and fast paced. The evening flew by. Lots of laughs. It really helped to watch the DVD of the original Poseidon Adventure a week prior to fully appreciate all the parody.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 21 2009

5 Stars! This hilarious musical had amazing acting and vocal talent, with a great sense of timing and physical humor. We were talking about it days afterwards. I hope it stays longer as I've recommended it to others.

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45 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 26 2009

This is a wonderful spoof of the 1972 film, while being respectful and even reverent toward the great actors that appeared in that memorable movie. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments, as well as some tender speeches and inspiring song lyrics woven...continued

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Website

http://www.handbagproductions.org/poseidon-an-upside-down-musical/

Quotes & Highlights

“The parody of the film, plus the songs… provide high-concept camp delights.” —Chicago Tribune
“Inspired… If you didn’t catch Poseidon! the first time around, get on board.” —Time Out Chicago

Description

Book & Lyrics by David Cerda (w/Cheryl Snodgrass)

Music by David Cerda & Scott Lamberty

Directed by Matthew Gunnels

Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical is both a musical parody and a loving homage to the classic 1972 film, The Poseidon Adventure, the grandmother of all disaster films. The play celebrates and lampoons the beloved cult classic through comedy and music. When a tidal wave capsizes the SS Poseidon luxury liner on New Year’s Eve, a group of scrappy passengers must climb to the bottom of the ship (now above them) before the ship sinks. The perilous journey of these colorful characters, both humorous and tragic, makes for an edge-of-your-seat adventure. Watch the story unfold with a party of hardcore Poseidon Adventure fans who provide personal commentary and touching insight on how film resonates in our collective conscious, resulting in very real shared experiences. And you thought it was just a silly disaster film.

About the Ticket Supplier: Hell In A Handbag Productions

HIAH is dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and celebration of works ingrained in the realm of popular culture via theatrical productions through parody, music, and homage.

The Handbag Ensemble is a diverse group of artists--actors, directors, designers, writers, and composers.