First of all, I don’t like musicals.
Who fast forwards through the music numbers during the TV show Glee?
What a weirdo.
So that gives you an idea. Pretty bad.
So when my friend could get a fabulous deal on Hamilton tickets, one would think that I would turn that down.
I have heard people rant and rave about Hamilton, I’ve read the reviews, I know how tickets were thousands of dollars in New York and very hard to come by. It’s the hot thing since 2015 when it opened.
So you need to know I also have a bad fear of missing out.
So my dislike of musicals combined with my fear of missing out.
I tried it.
And…oh I looooved it!!!
(The set. Photo credit: Gayle Bass)
Great singing, amazing music and funny.
Not only did we get to see this fantastic musical, but we got to tour backstage too.
My friend Gayle (who I can never repay for the great tickets as I have no social status in the Valley, nor good hook ups) has a friend who works with the tour.
So we got to go tour backstage.
Pinch me, right?
It’s amazing to see the amount of people that put a show like this together.
Here’s a complete rip off about the musical on Google.
An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Notably incorporating hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music, traditional-style show tunes, and color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures, the musical achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
(Here’s Louis and Gayle watching Hamilton)
It’s a definite bucket list item.
There is supposed to be a movie adaptation, but when that’s happening, no one knows.