I saw Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Michigan – – and yes it really is that great! The day the tickets went on sale, I wasn\’t going to miss my shot — that\’s why I impatiently sat at my work computer waiting to grab tickets and I managed to score four for the Tuesday, April 9th show.
In case you live under a rock, Hamilton is currently the most popular Broadway show in years – quite possibly even decades. Rent made it\’s Broadway debate over 20 years ago and it\’s the closest (recent) production to Hamilton in terms of cultural impact. Sure other shows have made their way onto the stage, but none have made an impact like Hamilton – which could be due to the social world we now live in. That being said, despite being able to watch clips from the show, see pictures, listen to all the songs and read plenty of reviews I went into the show blind. You guys, I didn\’t even know they rapped all the songs! I avoided everything about the show, and let me tell you that was insanely hard. I must say though (coming from the girl that LOVES Wicked) this is one of the best shows I have ever seen! The songs are so catchy, and the experience you get is unreal. My tickets cost $170 each, and let me tell you – they were worth EVERY penny. Hamilton is one show you don\’t want to miss.
Hamilton is the story of what our country is about, told through the life of one amazing man. Did I mention, they rap the songs – obsessed! At its core, Hamilton is a story about an immigrant who used his smarts to get a ticket to America, where he worked tirelessly to make our country as good as it could be. He\’s a genius, impulsive, hothead that you can\’t help but love.
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar? –Opening lines of HamiltonThe music is beautiful and catchy and set to a hip-hop medley. However, it\’s not Kayne West hip-hop it\’s rhymes and melody with a hint of ballads and jazzy showstoppers you\’re sure to love. While I was at the show King George was played by an understudy and WOW that man rocked the part hardcore, so I can\’t even imagine what the star of the shows pipes are like.
As somone who attends plenty of Broadway shows, I must say I have never attended a show with so much enthusiam from an audience. The Hamilton audience is electrifying. Everyone is excited to be there, respectful, and always cheering.
You don\’t have to love history to love this show. I definitely can\’t wait for it to come back to town so I can see it again, or head to Chicago to see it!