“Make a Musical Great Again”
Art has, does, and always will be a reflection of life, and nowhere is that more true than on stage. With a new regime about to take power in Washington, that great American art form, the Broadway musical, will undoubtedly change with it. This “two act” investigation reveals many of the shows creating buzz and destine for the Great “White” Way.
America in Peril
An American artist living in Paris sees what’s ahead for his country after the 2016 election, and never goes home again.
A greedy developer tries to drown out the voices of bohemian artists in the East Village with late night tweet storms.
A lesbian feminist reflects on how an open and proud, sexual predator was elected President of the United States.
Book of Moron
Mitt Romney gets played for a bitch trying to become Trump’s Secretary of State
Trump and I
A strong willed woman teaches a misogynistic narcissist, his children, wives, and concubines that he is not the center of the universe. (No word if it keeps the original happy ending.)
Bannon of the Bigots
A sinister man lurking in the shadows wreaks havoc and brings destruction to anyone standing in the way of his malevolent protégé’s quest for power.
The Colored People
Jeff Sessions produces Alice Walker’s beloved story from his perspective.
Nadia, Pedro, and the Great Racist of 2017
Two people search for love and redemption in a society turned against them and a country in turmoil.
you can’t pee here
North Carolina’s official state musical
On Your Feet!
you’re being deported
The rhythms of Miami pulse in this song and dance extravaganza about the realities of Latino immigrant families trying to live the American dream.
Innocent teenagers flower into white nationalists through the neglect of ultra-conservative adults and personal exploration of Breitbart news.
A Boarder Line
Seventeen people who really need a job tell their life stories as a maniacal man holding their fates taunts them to cross into the US.
A dimwitted business man is beguiled and manipulated by a flattering meddler.
A Tragic thing Happened on the way to the White House
Hopes for the first woman American president are derailed by Russian hacking, fake news stories, the FBI, and her unlikable vagina.
the untold story of Kellyanne Conway
The search for her compassionate backstory leads to the conclusion; she is unquestionably a soulless, evil witch.
Into the Camps
Stephen Sondheim’s new musical about anyone in America who isn’t straight, white, and Christian.
Best Little ‘Urinetown’ in Russia
A musical mash-up about billionaires paying beautiful women to shower them in “gold” and the American Evangelicals who pretend they don’t understand what that is.
— intermission —
The curtain rises on ACT II tomorrow
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