Hamilton was AMAZING. I mean, I’ve been hearing it for months now, but honestly, I was blown away. I am so happy that a) I was able to see it with the original Broadway cast and b) I didn’t listen to the soundtrack beforehand.
Before we went the boyfriend kept mentioning how he didn’t like Alexander Hamilton (he’s currently taking a constitutional law history class so had to read a lot of the Federalist papers and stuff) and I kept telling him “well, at least he dies in the end”. But I’m happy to report that both the BF and my dad loved it as well. BF and I had last seen Book of Mormon together and Hamilton has definitely replaced that as my favorite musical.
Just so amazing. Everyone in it was so amazing, but I think my personal favorite has to be Daveed Diggs as Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. And while I loved all of the songs (really, I don’t think there was a single mediocre song in the show) I LOVED Jonathan Groff’s King George III songs. I’ve had them stuck in my head since we left the theater. Such a catchy melody.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about Hamilton as a person (honestly the only thing I ever really remember learning about him was that he died in a duel with Aaron Burr) but I really, really want to read not only his biography, but other founding father’s as well.
I might read a book sometime soon. Until then, please excuse me while I go listen to the soundtrack on repeat.