Trump in Space! A Musical Comedy

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Star Trek meets Rent meet Battlestar Galactica meets Trump, is battle of good vs bad, ideals vs opportunism, Trump vs Trump, plus music. Set 400 years in the future, this sci-fi absurdist comedy imagines a humanity divided among starships seeking a new home. The left leaning Starship California leads the rebellion against the still-in-power Trump regime led by Captain Natasha Trump and the mysterious Executive. Campy political musical comedy in SPACE!

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The premise itself was clever: a mashup of political commentary and Star Trek, down to the style of the uniforms. The character names and mannerisms were a bit heavy handed, but this was an improv team at work so that wasn't a surprise. The execution was funny, with a number of repeated bits (such as the elevator) that were hilarious. There was a strong improv element to the show. At our show, for example, it looked like two songs were just tossed in a very hilarious fashion. All of the acting team were trained improv specialists, so this worked well. In short, it was enjoyable and funny; however, it wasn't “high art” and doesn't have the potential — at least in its current form — of becoming a broader longer-lasting political commentary musical such as Bush is Bad or Clinton the Musical. For that to happen, I think a little greater focus and direction is required.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

the satire pretty much ended with the naming of the characters...The songs (music by Tony Gonzalez and Sam Johnides) are so inconsequential that Trump and Hart each stop the other from singing a love ballad. You kind of wish that happened more often

sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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The premise itself was clever: a mashup of political commentary and Star Trek, down to the style of the uniforms. The character names and mannerisms were a bit heavy handed, but this was an improv team at work so that wasn't a surprise. The execution was funny, with a number of repeated bits (such as the elevator) that were hilarious. There was a strong improv element to the show. At our show, for example, it looked like two songs were just tossed in a very hilarious fashion. All of the acting team were trained improv specialists, so this worked well. In short, it was enjoyable and funny; however, it wasn't “high art” and doesn't have the potential — at least in its current form — of becoming a broader longer-lasting political commentary musical such as Bush is Bad or Clinton the Musical. For that to happen, I think a little greater focus and direction is required.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

the satire pretty much ended with the naming of the characters...The songs (music by Tony Gonzalez and Sam Johnides) are so inconsequential that Trump and Hart each stop the other from singing a love ballad. You kind of wish that happened more often

sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review