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New York | 1h 30m | Ends Nov 06

Me The People: The Trump America Musical

From 15 critic and 87 member reviews
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. More…

'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.



95
TheaterScene.net

“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.” Full Review

90
Culture Catch

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." Full Review

85
Wolf Entertainment Guide

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." Full Review

85
Front Row Center

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." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

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." Full Review

85
Village Voice

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." Full Review

80
Musical Theater Review

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." Full Review

80
Theater Pizzazz

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." Full Review

80
Black Star News

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." Full Review

75
Theater Life

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." Full Review

70
Lighting & Sound America

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." Full Review

65
Theatre's Leiter Side

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.” Full Review

65
The New York Times

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." Full Review

50
The Huffington Post

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." Full Review

49
TheaterScene.net

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." Full Review


84
Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, 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.

82
Delightful, Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy political satire.

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

1
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.

100
During previews
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!

100
During previews
Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You: - like satirical musicals - are a Democrat - want to smile for 90 minutes - you like a good cabaret & cabernet,

Don't see it if You: - like #45 - are a Republican

100
During previews
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 !

100
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You are into real world political topics and can laugh at the Trump presidency.

Don't see it if You are extremely conservative and easily offended

99
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Cathartic

See it if You need some uplift as you live through the current government and enjoy clever political musical theater. You enjoy clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You need a fancy or large theater or will be upset by the 2-drink minimum.

Also Even in early previews the show is very clever and funny. The performe... Read more Read less

96
During previews
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

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You reside politically the left, and you're in the mood for an awesome night of "Forbidden Broadway" style parody.

Don't see it if You're more on the right, and you are not interested in biting satire. The show is exquisitely performed and written, but might offend you!

Also The entire cast is amazing, and the writing is funny, quick witted, an... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You're paying attention, but you need a break from the news, and a good laugh

Don't see it if You are a 45 supporter

93
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and understand humor.

Don't see it if If you support #45's HOEASSNESS!!

92
During previews
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.

92
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a good comedy that is thought-provoking & not fake news.

Don't see it if you're a republican and sensitive about Trump.

92
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh and have a good time assuming you don't favor today's White House occupant.

Don't see it if You truly think the White House is in good hands.

92
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Timely

See it if you enjoy clever, up-to-the-minute political satire delivered by four energetic multi-talented performers. Great lyrics and performances!

Don't see it if you don't like seeing the current occupant of the White House being artfully skewered with his own words by smart writers & performers.

91
During previews
Entertaining, Talented cast, Catchy tunes

See it if political humor with a touch of old school tunes and a lot of Forbidden Broadway entertainment style is your cup of tea ... full of laughs !

Don't see it if too sensitive to take humorous criticism on the current admin... w/ the required min. 2 drinks, it will get you in the mood to laugh it off!

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want lotsa belly laughs. The wonderfully clever lyrics set to familiar music we all know and love. Crazy talented cast are wonderful

Don't see it if you like Trump is an asset to our country. And if you can't take 90 minutes of laugh a minute hilarity. Creators and cast are so witty.

90
During previews
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.

90
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You're Anti-Trump+will enjoy a spoof on his outrageousness. Great singing!Wonderful cast.Absolutely hilarious.Very clever.Wonderful evening!

Don't see it if You are a Trump supporter or a big time Republican. Other than that no reason not to see. It's just marvelous and a fabulous time!! Go!

90
During previews
Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great cast, Versatile

See it if you like some humor relief in current politics, in Newsical or Forbidden Broadway style (from the iconic off broadway productions).

Don't see it if you're too serious with your politics. Hopefully all would just take this as a comic relief show and not a political propaganda or bashing.

90
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Great writing, Hilarious, Political

See it if You like political satire, and great comedic parody.

Don't see it if You support the 45th POTUS.

Also The songs are brilliantly constructed. Witty, non-stop fun all at the ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you like really funny musical political parody

Don't see it if If you like Trump

87
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love political comedy and making fun of the Donald. A really great night out!

Don't see it if You're republican, have no sense of humor, or are looking for a big production.

87
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You're not a Trump supporter. The cast is excellent and there are several hilarious numbers.

Don't see it if You voted for Trump and don't regret it. If you are offended by foul language, this is also not a show for you.


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