Fans who enjoy Hamilton and keep up with everything startups and Silicon Valley will rejoice to know that Rhyme Combinator’s ZipSloth the Musical exists. It’s a story about two entrepreneurs chasing their dreams that was first performed in front of a sold-out crowd in 2016.
The team behind Rhyme Combinator are a group of artists and founders putting those passions together to create this ode to entrepreneurial culture through the lens of creative media. ZipSloth the Musical was written and developed by founders including Beau Lewis, Jodie Ellis, Brent Schulkin and Jason Tan. Later on, co-producers including Anthony Veneziale (from Broadway’s In the Heights) and Sara Faith Alterman (from Netflix’s Mortified) joined the team.
Other than taking place in the Bay Area and focusing on a unique storyline, ZipSloth the Musical is also different from other musicals because of the format. It includes video projection, tech and viral media in the show itself with the intention to hold the attention span of this generation and to challenge the idea of what a live musical can be.
This year, the Rhyme Combinator team started their DEMO NIGHTS program, which lasts three nights and features an extended version of the musical along with startup rap battles, a freestyle cypher and even musical performances by area hip-hop artists.
The next staged readings for Rhyme Combinator will take place in San Francisco on Dec. 12 and 13th. Find out more here.