Hamilton...it's all that and more

 The current Mecca for Theatre Zealots

The current Mecca for Theatre Zealots

Maybe you have heard of this little show called Hamilton.  It started at The Public Theatre, sold out almost every show and was basically called up to the big leagues (Broadway) and had now garnered a record setting 16 Tony nominations.  So is this show as good as the hype?  Is it worth thousands of dollars for one ticket in the Orchestra?  If you are asking me, I say a resounding YES.

In all honesty I come from a Musical Theatre background graduating with a BA in Theatre.  Because of my profession I have had the luxury of seeing many shows on Broadway and some off-Broadway. I do remember seeing Mr. Miranda's "In The Heights" and while not loving it, thinking it was quite good and fresh in comparison to a lot of the other new shows at the time.  But, Hamilton, nothing rivals it and I feel sorry for any new show that is going to open in the near future.  The bar has been set extremely high.

If I could have learned history this way all the time I would have paid a lot more attention.  The music and acting is full of passion.  The performances show deft skills by the actors in realm of rap music.  I think think the fact that this style of music is so out of left field typically for a subject matter like this is part of it's allure.  

Before I was able to see it I listened to the soundtrack and could tell right away this was a game changer.  Do whatever you can to see the show, you will not be disappointed. 

 Wow...what a show!

Wow...what a show!