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For months I have listened to the Hamilton at least once a day: with my friends, during my commute, (possibly during class), in the shower, you name it. I've been so obsessed with it that my constant rapping of the constitution has actually made my family not want to see the show (they're already sick of it). If you live in the New York area, you know that Hamilton is the hottest and hardest ticket to get in town and it's basically all everyone in my school talks about (keep in mind that I go to a performing arts high school). If you've somehow missed the band wagon on Hamilton (maybe you have recently relocated your home under a rock or something to that effect), I'm gonna catch you up:
Hamilton in a nutshell: So this super awesome guy name Linn Manuel Miranda wrote a few super awesome musicals, and proceeded to go on a much needed vacation. The workaholic got bored and went to a library where he found a lengthy biography on Alexander Hamilton. He read up on his life and was intrigued on how he spoke and made so many speeches and he thought "Hmmm...what if this was put into a rap?", He proceeded to write a musical based on that idea. And casted himself as the lead. The show is basically a story about Alexander Hamilton's exciting life told in rap and pop music. It's pretty fricken awesome.
My best friend Sophia got 2 tickets to Hamilton and very graciously decided to take me. When I found out I was going, I could not believe it. I couldn't believe my eyes even more, when I saw our seats.
Before the show, I was a little scared that I might have ruined it for myself by learning the whole soundtrack and having my expectations be so high. That was most definitely not the case. The show was everything I imagined and more. I loved it so much. I didn't realize how much dancing there was. The set doesn't change at all through out the show, but the choreography some how makes you feel as though it does. (I can't explain it). The singing was identical to the soundtrack and it blew my mind. In a certain part of the show, (I won't "spoil" anything, but you can seriously just read a text book), I started to actually cry and I still can't decide if it was because of the very sad part of the show I was watching or that I was just so overcome with happiness that I was watching something so amazing. I'm forever grateful that I got to see this American musical. Thank you Sophia❤️
At the end of the show, the Hamilton cast spoke about what most of the Broadway shows talk about this time of year. The charity Broadway Cares is a foundation that gives to numerous causes. I really suggest supporting them. Here's Renee Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, rapping about it.😂
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