I don’t like musicals. Let’s start there. Fred kept pushing to go see Hamilton and after hearing some feedback from people who know my dislike of musicals got me to finally agree to go. I am really glad we went. Fred posted on it this weekend. Worth watching the video on his post.
Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the play is brilliant, nothing less. He was inspired to read this after reading Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The hip-hop lyrics create a banter that is unique to theater. Genius.
The choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler is one of the keys to the show. The costumes are incredible. The acting is superb. Still thinking about all of it.
Not a huge fan of being trapped in a room for almost 3 hours and do believe that there are a few songs that I could have done without. When the show comes to Broadway it will be interesting to see how it changes. My guess is that this play will be showing for years to come.
I am glad that I went. Glad I was able to see it at the Public. The historical content is amazing. Went home to read more on Hamilton’s wife Elizabeth and the impact she made after he was killed by Aaron Burr.
All and all, one of the best musicals I have seen….and I still do not like musicals.