You’re Gonna Hate This – An all-star reboot of the revue originally performed (on another network) by Lindsay Mendez and composer/lyricist Michael Holland (Hurricane, Gashole!), You’re Gonna Hate This celebrates America’s favorite pastime over the course of 14 dynamic songs. Darkly humorous tales of murder, corruption and mayhem dovetail with a healthy dose of redemption (you’re welcome). Plus, everybody sings their faces off, so we all win. Crossing, blurring and deliberately smearing the lines of pop, rock, jazz, gospel, and even (gasp) musical theatre, the show explores all the stuff we love to hate – and does so with a 4-piece band and pretty much every note the human voice is capable of singing. Come hate everything with us (you know you want to).
Jon Viktor Corpuz
Music Direction by Matt Perri
Direction by Dave Solomon
Musical Staging by Mark Myars
Anyone who loves the lyrics of Tom Lehrer, Ira Gershwin and Gilbert and Sullivan will revel in the rhymes created by Michael Holland.
The New York Times
Deft songwriting that is, by turns, starkly confessional and smartly observational.