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Hamilton Review

Saying Hamilton took the theatre world by storm is a bit of understatement. The success of Hamilton honestly blew us all away as hip hop and theatre haven’t really meshed well. But for almost 5 years the majority of people have not had the opportunity to be in the room where the show happens as tickets cost an arm and leg. This changed on July 3rd, when Disney released a recording of Hamilton onto Disney Plus. This contained the original Broadway cast, providing viewers with the ultimate dream performance that money can no longer buy. So, when I clicked play, I finally discovered what I have been missing out on by not seeing the show in person.

Skip 2 hours and 40 minutes.

I was more than just satisfied with Hamilton I was absolutely blown away. Hamilton is one of the best musicals I have ever seen, and this recording is one of the best filmed stage shows ever produced. The camera work is incredible and the only time it feels like you are watching a stage show is when you hear the crowd reacting to scenes. All of the acting is fantastic with Leslie Odom Jr. being the true standout but surprisingly creator Lin-Manual Miranda is the weakest of this extraordinary cast. The songs are incredible and easily get stuck in your head, I have honestly been listening to the soundtrack non-stop since finishing the show and I can’t wait to re-watch it and experience it again.

Written By Robert Drever

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