Me The People: The Trump America Musical
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Me The People: The Trump America Musical
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Me The People: The Trump America Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(88 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
7%
Negative
9%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious

About the Show

This up-to-the minute musical satire of Trump's presidency and today's red, white, and orange America returns with its 'Fire and Fury Edition' edition.

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Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if This show was the worst. Some talented actors trying to do there best with no script. Jokes were few and far between.

Don't see it if If you want a real comedy. If you have anything else to do, anything.

84
Clever, Hilarious, Relevant, Intelligent political comedy

See it if Refreshing comedy and satirical musical review using altered lyrics to popular and show tunes, visual sight gags, and physical comedy.

Don't see it if You would still vote for Trump even if he committed murder on 5th Avenue.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Funny

See it if You are not a Trump supporter or neutral about his presidency... A lot of funny moments, interesting to see. I had seen it twice, a yr apart

Don't see it if You are a Trump supporter. You may not enjoy the jokes...

82
Delightful, Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy political satire.

Don't see it if If you are a trump supporter

37
Excruciating, Unintelligible, Indulgent, Embarrassing

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. Read more

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Excruciating, Messy, Painful, Disappointing, Amateurish

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.

80
Entertaining, Timely, Funny, Relevant, Clever

See it if you like your political barbs sung by talented young performers to popular music with original, amusing lyrics. Some misses, but mostly hits

Don't see it if you can't laugh at the political maelstrom we're currently swept up in. This is not for Trump supporters, esp those w/o a sense of humor.

100
Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Resonant, Hilarious

See it if You hate Trump and his entire group of crooked cronies. This is a brilliant new completely up to the minute spoof of everything Bigly Trumpy

Don't see it if You love Trump. This show will infuriate you and might just make you examine your true feelings. Jared and Ivanka portrayals are priceless !

Critic Reviews (15)

TheaterScene.net
September 16th, 2018

“You'd need a ten ton truck to haul away all the slings and arrows slung and shot at Donald Trump in ‘Me the People: Fire & Fury Edition,’ the red-hot political revue currently on stage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Written by the sharp-witted Nancy Holson whose hilarious lyrics repurpose many well-known songs for her nefarious criticisms of our misbegotten president, the show is an update of an earlier version.”
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The New York Times
June 29th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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TheaterScene.net
July 2nd, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Theatre is Easy
July 9th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 10th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Front Row Center
June 30th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
July 2nd, 2017
For a previous production

“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.”
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The Huffington Post
July 13th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
June 30th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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M
July 11th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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T
July 20th, 2017
For a previous production

"'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."
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Village Voice
July 26th, 2017
For a previous production

"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."
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C
June 29th, 2017
For a previous production

"'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."
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Black Star News
July 6th, 2017
For a previous production

"'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."
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