Hamilton

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  1. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I took my wife to see it last night at the Orpheum Theater. We are celebrating Valentine's and Anniversary a little early, but it was a good night to go see it, so we did! (okay it was 500.00 to see it last night vs. 1K on 2-14)

    It is something. The set is elegant in its simplicity and the stagecraft COMPLETELY stays out of the way. The acting and voices were unique and fantastic, the sound in the theater was crystal clear.

    The music was nonstop and varied and everyone was, well, distinct and amazing. The orchestra was just, well, perfect.

    If you get a chance, I think it is worth seeing. I watched it as a story vs. some kind of historical artifact.... the author has created a really, really interesting gumbo of ingredients and the result is... I felt really glad to be a human and to be able to see what other people can create and do... all of it, the singing, the dancing, the words, are impressive.

    and... the guys who played Jefferson and Madison just blew mind and my perception. I am a William and Mary grad so, Jefferson has always been 'my guy'... this portrayal was completely new to me and really fun.
     
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    As much as I love being a contrarian, every now and then something actually lives up to the hype. Hamilton is one of those things!
     
  3. blowtorch

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    i will never in my life spend that kind of money to attend anything.

    simply on principle
     
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    C'mon, it's 15 minutes market fluctuation.
     
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    I might....if there were an actual, all four member, Beatles' reunion. ;)
     
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    Weird hearing a federalist talk rap?
    I have not seen it. I like plays.
     
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    Those ticket prices would give me the vapors, too, but I've wondered about that show, and I appreciate hearing about it.
     
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    Some family of ours saw it a few years back and it led me to buying the soundtrack and playing it for my kids because they were interested by what Nana and Papa said about it.

    pretty much went into constant rotation for a few months. It was nice to expose them to history and great music.
     
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    I've only heard great things about it but to see guys dancing around dressed like colonial dudes and singing every time.....

    I must have the wrong mental image....
     
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    If the tickets are going to be this expensive, shouldn't Hamilton be on the $ 500 bill and not the ten?

    Just wondering.
     
  11. Zepfan

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    I'll wait for the DVD. Then I'll wait for the "Hype Price" to drop before buying.
     
  12. blowtorch

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    I'll wait for "Lincoln" myself. Or maybe "Teddy"
     
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    My youngest son (10) is obsessed with Hamilton and knows the lyrics to every song by heart. He goes around singing it all the time and it's all we get to listen to in the car on the way to school in the mornings. I'd love to go see it, but it's just too pricey. Maybe someday.
     
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    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Heard that they have filmed the original cast and are editing for a movie of it. I'll wait for Netflix or Prime to get it. My wife and I saw the Phantom of the Opera in London and it was amazing. I actually enjoy plays and Houston's Theater under the Stars brought some great ones here. Supporting live performances is a good thing as we all know.
     
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    Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm not a "play" fan, so it's a hard pass regardless ... even if it was free.
     
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    They just sold the movie rights to Hamilton (and the original cast) to Disney for 94 million dollars.

    I want to see the live show in Chicago.
     
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    Happy Anniversary!
     
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    It is mostly rap and/or hip hop, correct?

    I don't like musicals in general and I can't stomach rap/hip hop.
     
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    We felt it did not live up to the hype. Don't get me wrong, it was a good show, talented performers, and a different delivery for a musical, but based on the hype & prices of the tickets at the time, we were expecting to be blown away.

    When some of the new wears off and ticket prices get more in line with the typical touring show prices, we might see it again. You pay a premium for a good show being new.
     
  20. OzShadow

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    Think of it like the intro to Fresh Prince of Bel Aire. A lot of the delivery is like that. Not really gangster rap.
     
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