I finished going through my schedule for today and decided to do a quick tweet of positivity. Of course you cannot just post a tweet without reading the latest on your page.
And what was there? A reminder that Hamilton the musical would be playing on July 3rd (also my UK anniversary – yes we married twice, once in the UK then again a year later in the US).
I smiled as I watched the trailer. I actually played it three times. It made me feel warm inside. I was looking forward to watching it and then dissecting it for the first time with my kids who have never seen it. (We live in NY folks, it costs a pretty penny).
Then the real fun in dissecting it again with my siblings- my brothers had both seen it as had I (in Chicago), but my sister had not. We have had numerous conversations about the story, music, lyrics, choreography, staging (musical nerds). My brothers actually know the words to all the songs (yes the lawyer and the doctor).
I started thinking about whether I should just watch it once in the morning, then discuss, then watch again.
We sibs are usually excited about Marvel and DC and Star Wars movies. But this is Hamilton.
My apologies for those who are not familiar with the show.
As per Wikipedia today (copied and pasted):
“Hamilton is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda that tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, the show’s music draws heavily from hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes; the show also casts non-whiteactors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures.”
Yes, I googled that.
I don’t get paid by Disney or Broadway or anyone benefiting from the production. I am just a fan of musicals especially one that brings to light our history in an engaging manner. Showcasing how one person can make a difference against all odds even with a disadvantaged beginning and living an imperfect life.
I am happy and excited for July 3rd. My anniversary (day before Independence Day on purpose because we were in the UK) and the release of Hamilton the movie.
“There’s a million things I haven’t done,
But just you wait”
Just you wait.