Archive for May, 2016

Simpleton: The Legend of President Trump

Monday, May 16th, 2016

As some of you may know, and the rest of you are about to find out, I have co-written (with my old friend Samuel Hammersley, and my new friend Thom Mesrobian) a musical called “Simpleton: The Legend of President Trump”. This is a parody of Hamilton, about what would happen if Trump won the presidency. And it opens this weekend (May 19th) at the Orlando Fringe Festival.

Early previews have been filled with lots of positive buzz, and apparently the media and festival staff gave the show a standing ovation at the big tech rehearsal. OurĀ first actual review was fairly positive, saying:

The lyrics by Mesrobian, Samuel Hammersley and Seth Brown hit more often than miss and have a healthy number of zingers. The cast, too, has energy to burn and spits out the rhymes with gleeful enthusiasm.

So I am pretty dang excited about this show. Writing it was an absolute delight, especially as Sam and I were very often on the same wavelength, and together we created something I’m really proud of. It’s a very limited run for only the 10-day duration of the Fringe Festival, so if you know anyone who will be in Florida from May 19th-29th, please do encourage them to get tickets while they can, and go see our show.

I don’t have much in the way of other updates, because also I just moved houses, so everything has been a whirlwind of chaos. Although I guess letting you know I just moved is an update. See, my brain still isn’t working.