On Friday night, the cast of the award-winning play Hamilton used their curtain call for a message to a special guest.

Actor Brandon Victor Dixon spoke to the audience as Vice President-elect Mike Pence was leaving the theater:

We hope you will hear us out.

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.

All of us.

The audience broke out in enthusiastic applause and cheers, as Pence listened to remarks in the hallway outside the entrance to the auditorium.

The future Vice President made no comment, but Donald Trump was quick to slap away the appeal for rights and values.

Brandon Victor Dixon replied:

Hamilton has resonated during and after the Presidential election because of its celebration of diversity and of the critical role of immigrants in the American Revolution and the early Republic. It features Hispanic or black actors in the roles of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers.

During Friday’s performance, the audience gave a standing ovation during the play at the line, “Immigrants, we get the job done.”
She added: “Crowd went NUTS at King George’s lines ‘when people say they hate you’ & ‘do you know how hard it is to lead?’ He had to stop the song.”