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NPR News:The Room Where It Didn't Happen: A Case Of Mistaken 'Hamilton' Identity

Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to see the hit Broadway musical Hamilton last week, setting off a chain of events that lead to a big headache for a small community theater in Montana.

At the end of Friday night's performance in New York, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr, called on Pence to work for all Americans.

"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," Dixon said. "But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf all of us."

The next day, Denise Rose, executive director of the Hamilton Players Inc., in Hamilton, Mont., awoke to find her world (at least on Twitter) turned upside down.

"My Twitter account was going crazy," Rose told the Missoulian newspaper. "I thought, 'It's too early.' " The newspaper wrote:

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Rose told the paper: "My phone would go crazy in clumps of 10 to 15, then an hour later all the re-tweets started again. ... We were getting tweets calling us racist, untalented, disrespectful and more."

The online commenters were non-stop.

The Missoulian quoted tweets directed at the tiny playhouse, including:

"The cast of your show is disgusting! Rude to a wonderful man & his family!"

"Very contentious example for social discourse. You're forcing public to believe one way."

"What a DISGRACE by the actors & writer BASHING a great American who loves his country!"

Some apologized for their mistaken tweets later. But others, not satisfied, took the critique even further. Here's more from the Missoulian:

Soon, Rose decided to start replying to some of the comments. She told the Missoulian:

"I said, 'you know you're talking to a small non-profit community theater across the country in Hamilton, Montana.' I was able to get them to remove the bad posts, but it's taken a lot of time and energy."

She said this approach has led to apologies and nice comments on the theater's Facebook page. A post from Tuesday says, "It appears we have weathered the storm! It's been 24 hours since our last twitter nastygram and all the reviews made in error have been removed/deleted by their authors."

One last time: Hamilton Players ≠ Hamilton the musical.

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