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. I finally bit the bullet and bought the ticket. Emotions were obviously really high. It was even better since this would be the first Broadway show I would see. Here’s my review on Hamilton: An American Musical.
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).
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.
Do you have a favorite musical?