My wife loves Hamilton

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  1. drf64

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    The musical. She has seen it once live and, I kid you not, at least 12 times on video. She convinced me to watch it on video with her over the weekend. And....it's really good. It has more energy than I have ever seen in a broadway production. Especially the dude who plays Lafayette/T. Jefferson. Brilliant! it's just...not my bag. She knows that and yet she STILL acts disappointed that that I don't feel the same about it that she does (Truth be told, it comes out so blazing hot in the first Act that you know there has to be at least a LITTLE let down later, but that's another thread).

    So she asks me, "what's your favorite musical?"

    "Damn Yankees."

    "why?"

    I'm not sure. I saw the movie as a bored teenager and loved it. Loved the music, loved the characters, loved the plot. But I can't really articulate any of this to her satisfactorily. I'm not really a musical guy.

    "what's you second favorite musical?"

    ME: "Oklahoma!”

    "why?"

    she's got me here. when I was a HS freshman, Nora J., the most smokin hot senior who ever existed had the lead role. Think I'm going to tell her that? that my hormone addled memories have fermented Oklahoma into a puppy love/lust tale of desire?

    "I don't know. I guess I kind of like "it's summer and we're runnin' out of ice."

    eye-roll-slow head shake.
     
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    We were offline at the cabin this weekend. I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    One of the actors that played in it died of something recently.
     
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    we saw hamilton last winter. great theater, great show. we have family that have seen it several times.

    My favorite musical is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It is so not okay now them wise, but I am going to watch it and enjoy it for the music and the setting and the talent and kind of choose to say a prayer for the victims of it... and somehow make peace with myself.... cuz, well, I'm a lonesome polecat.
     
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    What was that thing he died from...? Hmmm. I can't seem to remember. It was on the tip of my tongue and I had it but I lost it. Co... Co... Co something.
     
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    Coven? No. Covey? No. Covet? No. Co... dang!
     
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    Dude! Don’t go there.
     
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    COUGH! That's it! He died from a cough!
     
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    I thought he died in duel... what'd I miss?
     
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    We can’t get Disney+ here. It really pisses me off but there’s nothing I can do. I’d love to have seen the original on Broadway.

    my favorite musicals would be The Music Man & South Pacific
     
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    2 great ones. I got to see Robert Goulet in South Pacific several years ago.
     
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    Please stop.
     
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    I heard Disney is pulling it, due to the real Hamilton's,...… shall we say life choices.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I love musicals. When good lyrics fit with a good melody they potentate each other to where it's more than the sum of it's parts. For example this little song from Gigi. The old man tries to remember the details and he gets them all wrong but the song is all about how he felt that day...that they remember.

     
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    that would be a shame. Hope not.
     
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    Anyone else picking it up?
     
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    I haven't seen it. Hamilton getting shot by Aaron Burr would be the only part I'd want to see.
     
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    Book of Mormon is where its at for best recent musicals for me.

    I did a few years working in the London West End myself on a few of the biggies.. 42nd St., Phantom, efc.
     
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    Saw them live last year.
    Watched it on Disney + when it premiered last Friday.
    Will be watching it again sometime in the mere future (possibly this weekend).
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