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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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24 reviews
1 stars
Parking can be scarce, so arrive early and if possible go on Sunday. The meters don't have to be fed.
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Parking is a bit tight in this neighborhood. There is paybox parking on Milwaukee and on Ashland and Division. Paybox parking is free on Sundays
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"Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical"
43 ratings
4.3 average rating
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10 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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309 events
63 reviews
7 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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82 events
29 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 06 2009

very, very, very funny and entertaining. huge cast, all great. one does Ernest Borgnine's voice perfectly, and the one who sings, The Morning After could have his own show, he is sooo funny. they are all great.

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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


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.