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anyone seen hamilton the musical?
« on: April 05, 2016, 05:08:57 PM »
The hype I am hearing for this is mind blowing.  People are practically selling kidneys for tickets.
i listened to the soundtrack,  it was fine.   Has anyone here seen it and can tell me if the hype is justified?

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Re: anyone seen hamilton the musical?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 02:15:11 PM »
I wish.  My sister has, and she loved it.  But she is more easily swayed by the buzz surrounding a work....  Not that that's a bad thing.  I often envy that ability.
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Re: anyone seen hamilton the musical?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 12:59:29 AM »
Hodgman and Savage are all over it. I'll be playing the soundtrack on a loop tomorrow.
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Re: anyone seen hamilton the musical?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 01:30:06 PM »
Ok almost finishing listening to the album, it's really long and my drive to work has not been enough time.


But here are some observations.

1)  It's comes close to delivering on the hype
2)  The sum is greater than the parts.  The music, the singing, the lyrics, none of these is really significantly better or worse than a typical Broadway show.
3)  Where this comes together is sheer ridiculousness of a hip hop biography of Hamilton.  It works, and it's fun.
4)  It makes a great statement about the inclusiveness of Black culture as a part of greater American culture.

 

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