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Me The People: The Trump America Musical

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious
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Critics
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14 reviews
Members
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84 reviews
 

This new musical satire is an up-to-the minute mockumentary of Trump's presidency and today's red, white, and orange America.

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'Me the People' takes aim at the self-dealing, topsy-turvy presidency of Donald J. Trump. His crony cabinet, his far-right Supreme Court, White House grifters Ivanka and Jared—no one is spared. It also offers a comic diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and an earful from Hillary Clinton. Note: In addition to the ticket price, there's a two-drink minimum per person.

 

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Reviews (98)

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73
Avg Score

65
The New York Times

"How can a satire possibly be more farcical or bizarre or outrageous than the president’s own words and actions? Spoiler alert: It can’t. Here, a lot of the jokes are bad and the marks are easy...There are a lot worse ways to spend a Saturday night than laughing and grieving together. The performers are fine singers and fizzy delights, with Mr. Spitaletta and Ms. Weinberger emerging as particularly skillful impersonators...It wasn’t impeachment, but it wasn’t so bad." Full Review

70
Lighting & Sound America

"As a serving of fresh red meat for fed-up liberal theatregoers–if that's not redundant–it packs a fair amount of bite, and all involved are dedicated to keeping it up-to-date...Falzone keeps the action pacey, although there is a slightly rough, ragged quality that doesn't always seem intentional...But if you're in the mood for a comic takedown of the 45th president and his often bizarre entourage, you'll enjoy some bursts of clarifying laughter." Full Review

65
Theatre's Leiter Side

“A mildly humorous political revue about the 45th POTUS...Being reminded of almost every creature in this so-called leader's black lagoon (a.k.a. swamp) for a nonstop, 85-minutes can be a slog...Still, given the need for some outlet, any outlet, for theatregoers to vent their disgust, shows like this…perform a valuable public service. They cavort with nonstop energy but the impersonations are mostly ragged and singing ability is not a company strength. Only Weinberger displays…standout talent.” Full Review

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The Huffington Post

"The enterprise that Holson conceived...includes numbers trading on abiding Trump situations and disasters. Most of the passing time they’re mildly amusing as performed by the cast in a Gerard Alessandrini-like whirlwind. That, by the way, is despite some of them not being exactly close to pitch...Then there’s the late turn in which she has Weinberger as Hillary Clinton sing out the f-word several times and include at least one s**t word. This is not satire. It’s degradation." Full Review

85
Front Row Center

"A rousing tonic to despair...A clever, satirical revue...The talented quartet sing with exuberance and commitment, doing hilarious impressions...This show is guaranteed to make you laugh. Guaranteed...This is definitely a satire from the heart and it gets to the heart of the matter...Holson speaks her truth, demonstrating the power of humor as refuge and inspiration. Kindred spirits gather, have a drink, laugh and are reinvigorated for the fight." Full Review

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TheaterScene.net

"Breezy but patchy...The youthful and energetic cast and the wigs are outstanding...Director Falzone’s brisk staging mines as much comedy and visual variety as possible, making this virtually unfunny 85-minute presentation bearable...For those upset at how the election turned out, 'Me the People' may be mildly cathartic. As an entertainment it borders on being passable." Full Review

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Wolf Entertainment Guide

"The result is is often downright hilarious, thanks to the blend of clever lyrics and song parodies, and especially thanks to the four exceptionally talented, very funny and inventive performers who assume a rapid-fire variety of identities...The wide-ranging sketches and character assortment involve rapid changes of costumes and wigs." Full Review

80
Musical Theater Review

"Political comedy has reached new levels of brazenness...A bright and shiny example of the trend, with a quartet of deliciously talented performers...They switch effortlessly from one impression to the next, often with split-second timing...Assuming that at least part of Holson’s mission is to make us laugh, she certainly succeeds. Not everything squarely hits its mark and there’s a lot of ‘preaching to the choir’ about this show, but if nothing else, it’s a very funny, well-delivered sermon." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"For both a hilarious night out and a satirical look at the current state of politics, 'Me the People' will not disappoint...The writing, which could easily have fallen into a gimmicky trap, is nuanced, giving even the most outrageous sketches a smart and extremely relevant feel. The evening draws attention to the political anxiety looming in the back of everyone’s mind while giving the audience a safe space to come together and face the next four years with a laugh." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"A hilarious, song and dance review through the Trump Administration. Held together by four strong musical theater actors, this political parody will keep you smiling and tapping your toes...The music has a rippling, bouncy quality that effortlessly keeps each moment flowing into the next...Director Jay Falzone has sprinkled in some great, comedic moments..The frivolity and sense of ease make for a joyous evening at the theater." Full Review

85
Village Voice

"Every complaint you might have about the buffoonish wannabe autocrat and his administration gets belted to the rafters, often with wit and always with a familiar tune and principled razzle-dazzle. Such a show is by nature hit or miss...but if the current gag doesn’t hit you, the next one’s always incoming and quite likely on target...This is the first show I’ve ever adored that I hope has cause to close very soon." Full Review

75
Theater Life

"'Me the People' manages to be entertaining and cringe-worthy at its best moments, and only the slightest bit schlocky at its worst...A cast of four performs clever takes on pop hits, oldies and show tunes that have been reworked to represent the political frenzy...Many of the jokes initially cause soreness in their necessity and verity, but they quickly take on a poignant tone amidst the mockumentary-style laughs. Holson’s writing is important and consummately unique." Full Review

90
Culture Catch

"'Me the People' is a laugh-out-loud-funny satirical revue and I guarantee it will turn your Trump loathing howls of presidential pain that have you hiding under the covers into Trump loathing howls of cathartic laughter that will have you rolling in the aisles. Four supremely talented cast members and one hardworking pianist skewer everything...The show plans to run until Donald is impeached. And I'm tempted to say that I hope he isn't so the show can run forever." Full Review

80
Black Star News

"'Me the People' gives pause for thought and a great deal of humor. So let's lighten up and laugh at ourselves in this present political impeachable climate...The writers take the absurdity that is the Trump administration and put a laugh bomb under it...The cast...change costumes and characters faster than a Trump lie and, like Trump, do it with aplomb. They are talented and brilliant at shining a light via this political satire on our nation's most embarrassing presidential moments." Full Review

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Avg Score

79
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Trump bashed and some talented actors

Don't see it if You are a big Trump fan.

79
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are not a Trump supporter and you enjoy political satirical plays.

Don't see it if you are a Trump supporter or do not care for politics and political satire.

79
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You can handle real truth (in a really funny way)!

Don't see it if This whole political situation is just too real for you...

5
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Amateurish, Embarassing

See it if you are being paid to go. And then possibly not as this may be the worse 90 minutes you ever spend in a theater. Horrible, unfunny writing.

Don't see it if you value actual comedy because you will not laugh. Or you may laugh at the absurdity of someone actually putting money behind this show.

Also The young lady playing Ivanka and Hillary is a real talent. One wishes... Read more Read less

92
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you enjoy satire and can find pleasure in laughing at the state of the world today. The writing and cast are all Tops!!!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy this kind of show.

71
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you want to see parodies about Trump and his entourage by a talented group of performers.

Don't see it if you expect the show to be extremely well written and laugh out loud funny. It was cute.

Also I expected more from the show. Friends gave it a rave review.

73
Funny, Entertaining, Uneven, Energetic, Current

See it if you dislike Trump and enjoy an energetic, talented cast and slapstick parody.

Don't see it if you like Trump and dislike parody and insulting slapstick comedy.

80
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if This parrotie tweets truthful humor about the current predictor in chef & his poorly casted advisors. Comedy is based on tragedy after all.

Don't see it if If you voted for Trump. If so get off of my island.

Also The cast is a talented group of actors and writers working very hard t... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like politic satire..well done kept current per day's events .

Don't see it if You are a Trump fan

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant / resonant, Satirically delicious

See it if a Saturday night-out w/the gang, including a 2-drink minimum, will fit the bill. THIS funny mess fits the bill. Surprisingly entertaining!

Don't see it if Tronald Dump & his crew fit YOUR bill. EVERYone's parodied, including the Clintons. These kids & the pianist work their asses off for 90min.

Also Richard Spitaletta is KING. Period.... Read more Read less

96
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you dispair about Trump's election and the ensuing farce and assault on USA Constitutional and democratic principles and need comic release

Don't see it if you continue to believe your vote for Trump or Sanders was wise even given subsequent events and cannot share laughter at them and yourself

71
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Topical, Good writing

See it if you like shows that deal with politics and are very timely and involve people impersonating famous people

Don't see it if you don't like shows that involve politics and/or are basically just a serious of skits.

82
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you need some laughter - political satire on Trump, his family, etc. Great singing.. clever costume changes.

Don't see it if You are a trump supporter.

Also Be aware, general admission.. we had to stand on the stairs.. 2 flight... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you are looking for very funny people look at the current political state from a comedy lane.

Don't see it if you want a serious show or can't take a joke. I think the show maybe went too far once but it very much makes fun of the world we live in.

90
Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you have a sense of humor and can laugh at our current predicament.

Don't see it if you are sad the Bill O'Reilly was let go by Fox.

20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Messy, Amateurish, Painful

See it if Although the show has good intentions & the concept in theory could be great - it's painfully unfunny & not in the least bit entertaining.

Don't see it if Poorly executed, very amateurish and cheap. It's one bad sketch after another, the jokes bomb. The poor actors are trapped in this mess.

37
Indulgent, Excruciating, Embarrassing, Unintelligible

See it if The only saving grace of this mess is the actors' talent which scramble to make anything out of unintelligible plot and lyrics.

Don't see it if you want to laugh. you want one scene to have anything to do with the next or previous. Or that any of them is any good.

Also The problem here is clearly the writing. Pedantic, hifalutin, sesquipe... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Clever, Relevant, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy SNL type sketches stretched a little longer then the average. Or just need a laugh with other Trump haters

Don't see it if High production value costumes or well rehearsed choreography. Also if you have Trump can do no wrong views you may want to steer clear

59
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You dislike trump.

Don't see it if You are a republican who has no sense of humor

75
Some good laughs and two star performances

See it if You can not stand the Trump.

Don't see it if You love the Trump.

Also Fun, fast moving with some spot on moments with Ivanka, Jared and Paul... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if like a fun night of political humor. The political satire is presented using the music of songs ranging from to 1950's to the present.

Don't see it if you are an unflinching supporter of Donald Trump.

80
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You and your friends need a night of a few drinks and a laugh. Annoyed with your country? So is this show, so let's laugh!

Don't see it if You want a plot or high production value.

Also It's just really fun and the cast is great!

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You like witty political satire. You're a fan of Randy Rainbow. You're wondering why you still haven't woken up from this nightmare

Don't see it if You voted for Trump and think everything is great!

85
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Like political satire.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity as the last song is a sing along of you cursing. Don't see if you are a fan of Trump

74
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Relevant, Fun

See it if If you didn't vote for Trump and are dismayed by the current political climate. Also, if you would like an easy night or matinee out.

Don't see it if You are a Trump fan!

Also Cabaret environment. Two drink minimum. Small talented cast. A great w... Read more Read less