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70 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Jeffrey G.
33 events 24 reviews

I LOVE this show and bought the CD. HellinaHandbag has again done a great comedic job. The wonderful home made campiness of this production makes for a great backdrop to the often top-notch music, lyrics, and musical performances (even Nonny?)....continued

reviewed Aug 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from D.L.
10 events 5 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from William Dollear
88 events 30 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 06 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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