I know there is an active debate among progressives about whether the Hamilton audience and cast response to Mike Pence was appropriate or strategically counterproductive. My own take is that it is important to recognize Hamilton as a piece of explicitly political art, not an anodyne feel-good musical about a founding father. In both its content and its casting, it sends a political message that is in direct opposition to the views of the new administration. I have long felt uncomfortable about the appropriation of Martin Luther King - his words and his symbolism - by conservative politicians whose views are directly opposed to King's views at the time, and values he always stood for. This is a real danger - and in the present context is an actual form of the "normalization" people rightly fear. The response to Pence's visit to Hamilton was an utterly appropriate way to flag the deep inconsistency of Pence simultaneously embracing Hamilton and believing that immigrants are dangerous, that African-Americans are dangerous and that gay people have an illness that should be treated by conversion. And that's just a start.
You don't get to like Hamilton, and suggest that you're on the same page as this piece of hot Americana, and at the same time burn down the lives of the millions of people who animate the values of Hamilton. Hamilton has a message and it isn't "Make America Great Again."