Before the show even won Tony awards, I bought the soundtrack to Hamilton, the Broadway musical sensation. I listened to the soundtrack and was wowed by the story, music, score, variety, and genius of Lin Manuel-Miranda.
I vowed that somehow I would see it when it came to Dallas. Oh yeah - I won the lottery, literally. I was able to enter the ticket lottery and the day came and Ray was off work and could sign on and get us tickets. Golden!!!
and then I waited and waited and finally April 4 arrived. We got to Fair Park Music Hall, sat in our seats, and the soundtrack came alive. Amazing voices, sets, costumes, and production. So clever, so superb - mix of hip-hop, rap, show tunes, current and past reference. Hamilton is the real deal!!
I loved it and the touring production was excellent. Alexander Hamilton - young scrappy and hungry, just like his country. Ready to give it his shot. Rise up. And Eliza by his side......putting up with his crap. The Founding Fathers - feuding for a new nation. King George - ready to take us "back" and unbelieving that this rabble wants to leave and survive on their own.
The great experiment that is America has a lot to thank his obedient servant - A. Ham and his brilliant mind and writings like he was running out of time.
And Aaron Burr - the damn fool that shot him. (Great singer - the actor was excellent)
If Hamilton comes to your town...........do it, get in a lottery, buy tickets, be amazed at musical magic.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.