Hamilton creator and Moana songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Moana voice actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to present a full 15-minute musical, Millennials: The Musical.
As producers on the project, the two introduce the fully staged musical satire. They’ve really committed to the joke. If you eye the poster behind Miranda, the show’s book is by Michael Palomar with music by Friedrich Borg, but AV Club reports the musical is actually written by Scott Brown, Troy Guthrie, Erin Lardy, and Dyland Sachse with music by Sonya Belousova, Giona Ostinelli, and Scott Brown.
Turns out, Michael and Friedrich are also characters; before the release of the full musical November 29, Miranda and Johnson staged a mockumentary, “Making of Millennials: The Musical,” which was released November 22.
Johnson has been creating comedy videos on his YouTube channel since summer 2016.
Millennials: The Musical opens with Crystal, 22, who lives in New York and works at a startup. The story follows Crystal as she gets ready for her Bumble date, but panics when she realizes she lost her phone.
The show pops with the relevance of Miranda’s previous projects while poking fun at self-absorbed, technology-ridden millennial culture. The musical numbers are insanely catchy.
Starring Natalie Lardy and Ezra Calloway, the production also capitalizes on current YouTube names like Meg DeAngelis and Motoki Maxted.
At this time, no plans have been announced for anything larger than a YouTube platform for this musical.
It was announced November 29 that Miranda will be producing and working on songs for the television adaptation of Kingkiller Chronicle, based on the book trilogy of the same name.
Watch the full rendition of Millennials: The Musical above.