I’ve been going to the theatre since I was very young (thanks Aunty Jean)! Although I’ve been to see many musicals, ballets, and plays over the years, very few have been quite like the musical I saw on the weekend.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been waiting for over a year to see Hamilton.
When I was younger, I wasn’t majorly into politics until I was able to vote. Having never really been into rap music either, one may be surprised that I am obsessed with an almost entirely rapped-through musical about American politics.
But here we are. This musical showcases one of the founding fathers of America, Alexander Hamilton, told by America today. This has resulted in a show that is diverse, and has a beautifully grey area when it comes to casting, rather than a actor or actress having to fit an exact profile and criteria.
People from all over the world have come to watch this literal masterpiece of a musical, and we were united in joy, anguish, laughter and pride as we watched the story unfold in front of us. If you didn’t cheer and applaud when they say “Immigrants, we get the job done” you were most definitely on your own. Darn right they do, look at our doctors, look at other jobs… this musical shines a light on how far people have come regardless of their background.
The music itself is incredible too, and the choreography to accompany it too, at that. The energy was electrifying, the songs were catchy, and it brought to life the soundtrack that I had been bopping along to in my bedroom for the past couple of years.
If you hadn’t gathered my opinion from that, then let’s be clear: I loved it, you’ll love it, many people love it.
PS: If you’ve been to see it or want to see it, let me know your thoughts! Or if you’ve got any other show recommendations, add them too.
PPS: If you want to read 19 year old me’s thoughts on London, you can! Click here: The Thing About London