Hamilton: An American Musical | Review

Hamilton: An American Musical Review

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I’m a huge Hamilton fan. I’ve been trying to make it to a show for the longest and I finally bit the bullet and bought the ticket. Emotions were obviously really high and it was even better since this would be the first Broadway show I would see.

The Show

I got to see a Wednesday matinee so we were the first show of the day. That didn’t stop it from being a packed showing. The show runs the complete 2 hours and 40 something minutes and has a 15 minute intermission between the first and second act. Hamilton is a musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton. It goes through his life and how he was one of the founding fathers of the United States. Yes, the musical is heavy on hip hop and rap, but trust me, it’s really cool. The show runs just like you hear it in the soundtrack starting with Alexander Hamilton and ending with Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Finale).

Thoughts

Overall I absolutely loved it. I was nervous because I had heard the soundtrack so many times that I didn’t know how I would react to all the new actors and their voices. But they all were really impressive and did the show justice. I saw Anthony Lee Medina’s second show as Laurens/Phillip and he was so spot on, you would think he was in the show for a while now. It’s a completely different experience seeing it live because there are parts that are acted differently than you would imagine. I feel like even if you’re not a super fan of the musical, you will enjoy it because it was energetic and quite humorous. Yes, you hear a lot of hype, but it truly is a well executed show. I will definitely catch a showing when it comes to Los Angeles.

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  • So glad to hear you loved it! My boyfriend and I are going next month – I can’t wait!!

  • Trish Rucker

    I love musicals! I really want to see Hamilton. I’m familiar with some of the music from listening to the On Broadway channel on SiriusXM. I really enjoyed reading your review!

  • How exciting that you got to see it live! My world has been all about Chicago lately since I’m in rehearsals for that show. I’ve got the soundtrack on repeat to learn all the music!

  • I cannot wait to see Hamilton! It’s already been selling out here in Denver. Looks so good!
    That’s awesome you’ve gotten to see it!
    Caitlin

  • Jen Enoch

    How exciting! I’ve heard so many great things about this show, and such a great choice for being your first Broadway show! Great review, Thanks for Sharing.

  • UGH I live in NY and am DYING to go see this – I play the lotto practically every day! Jealous you got to go.

  • My husband and I can’t wait to see this – probably not for a long while until it plays at a city near us!