Two Australian actors have written and will star in “Kanye: The Musical,” which spoofs everyone’s favorite narcissist.
Phillip Roser and Damien Higginbotham, who composed the songs and will play Kanye and his mom Donda, aren’t worried about not being able to use any of Kanye’s actual music nor about telling his life story completely accurately, saying, “This is a comedy, it won’t let the truth get in the way and will be a lot of fun.”
The show’s 15 original songs include the opening number, “A Big, Bright, Shining Star,” in which Donda celebrates her son’s birth, “Hlmpfmhphfm,” sung by a post-car crash Kanye as his jaw is wired shut, and “Why Me, Oh Lord?” that features Kanye’s supposed “victimization” after the incident with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.
It all wraps up with “One Day, They’ll Understand” — Kanye’s feeling that people will eventually see the genius behind his actions. Lyrics include:
Try and try but they just won’t see
Maybe they was never really ready for me
Don’t fret no more, hold my head in my hands
One day, I know, they’ll understand.
If you happen to be in Syndey, catch the show September 5- 7 at the University of Sydney’s Cellar Theatre.