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04-22-2019 09:23 PM
I saw Hamilton twice on Broadway and thought it was brilliant. I do think that it is important to really know the show before seeing it to be able to fully appreciate it. We listened to the music countless times before going. I always find it so interesting to hear different opinions on Broadway shows. One poster preferred The Band's Visit. I have seen well over 100 shows on Broadway -- and for me that one was at the very bottom. Disappointing because I was really looking forward to it. Everybody I know who saw it had the same opinion. It's good to hear from somebody who liked it!
04-22-2019 09:32 PM
I absolutely loved the show. I was initially hesitant but information gleaned from a range of sources convinced. I have been going to theater productions most of my life and I am open to all genres. Not every song was in the rap genre/format. I recommend it highly.
04-22-2019 09:58 PM
I saw it in LA in 2017...thought it was the best theatrical show I’ve ever seen. I did know a lot about it before seeing it. That helps! My niece tried to explain the different types of rap music to me. Not sure she completely succeeded, but to the uninformed...you’ve probably heard rap in the past, and didn’t know it. And you might have loved it, even if you think you don’t like “rap music”.
I want to see it again, and will likely do so in NYC, after I move to the East Coast.
04-22-2019 10:20 PM
BirkiLady; I saw it in Chicago, too. Many of the people with talk with at the performance had seen it multiple times. We saw some of the performers after the show and they graciously posed for pictures. So exciting!
04-23-2019 12:57 AM
I've been trying for five years to see it. My BF and I go to NYC every year for a girls trip. We enter the lottery, stop by to see if there are cancellations and just can't get in. We aren't willing to spend $400.00 for a ticket. Maybe we'll get lucky this September when we go again.
I'm not a fan of musicals. I can count on one hand the ones I've liked. We saw The Band's Visit last year and I was captivated from the get go. I just loved it.
My idea of hell is having to sit thru West Side Story or The Sound of Music again. No way.
04-23-2019 08:53 AM - edited 04-23-2019 08:56 AM
@Bridgegal LOL!! We're seeing West Side Story next month at the Lyric in Chicago and very much looking forward to it. Tend to agree with you about Sound of Music though!
Good luck with the lottery. I actually won it twice here in Chicago but gave the second set of tix away. IMO definitely not worth the full price.
04-23-2019 10:55 AM
I haven't seen it yet but I have seen enough of it on various shows to know that it's not a standard musical. Yes, the genre is rap. That's the whole point of the show. The telling of history and the American Revolution in a very modern genre of music.
04-23-2019 10:58 AM
We saw it as a family when it first hit Broadway. The original cast was wonderful and so was the music. Not all of it was rap music either.
My daughter has seen it 3 times, that is how much she loved it...
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