When it comes to general awesomeness, the cast of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton will never be one-upped.
While the cast and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, have never shied away from politics or patriotism before, this most recent effort by the most American show on Broadway is on a whole new level. The cast of the Tony winner for Best Musical performed a song written by musical director Kurt Crowley with lyrics designed to get Americans off their butts and to the ballot boxes.
With lyrics like “It might be nice, it might be nice, to get Democracy back on track,” the cast uses its signature sound to stress the importance of the upcoming midterms in getting the Trump administration in check.
Now, Twitter users are pumped.
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And most importantly, it had them ready to VOTE on November 6.
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we got to get the voters out. I voted early in the mail. taking nursing home mates to polls on Tuesday... Our country depends on us all.— Pat Andrs Wessel (@PatAndrsWessel) November 5, 2018
This isn’t the first time the cast of Hamilton has spoken out about what’s best about America. Shortly after the 2016 election, Vice President Mike Pence came to see the show.
During the curtain call, the cast directly addressed him:
“We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
Watch the video below.
Despite being part of the so-called free speech party, many conservatives were outraged, with President Donald Trump leading the helm, demanding they apologize.
Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
Luckily for the country, the cast of Hamilton wouldn’t succumb to the demands of the President. The cast and its creator have demonstrated, with efforts like this new song, that when it comes to helping make America better for all of us, they’re not throwing away their shot.