Vice President-elect Mike “Satan” Pence received a very special message from the cast of Hamilton following Friday night’s performance. After the curtain dropped and the applause began to subside, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, stepped forward to deliver a personalized encore to the night’s most prominent audience member: From the Washington Post:
“You know, we have a guest in the audience this evening,” he said to audience laughter. “And Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen. There’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out.”
As he pulled a small piece of paper from his pocket, Dixon encouraged people to record and share what he was about to say “because this message needs to be spread far and wide.”
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause. “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, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for (sharing) this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
On Saturday morning, members of the cast followed up with a series of tweets:
As did another very active Twitter user, who has nothing better to be doing with his time as he prepares to take the reins of the free world:
And if we’re being honest, the theater is not historically the safest place for elected officials, either.
Amy Schumer conducts her love life in the same way I do. Here’s her romantic overture to the “love of her life,” Ben Hanisch, née Fuckface, on their one year anniversary.
Fuckface went with the more earnest approach. Boring, but I guess someone had to step it up.