With the way things are right now, I believe Hamilton is a must watch.
I know what you are probably thinking: “This is a sports website why the hell is there an article about ‘Hamilton?”
The Broadway smash is currently streaming on Disney+. Disregard what you’ve read that is it just a liberal mouthpiece because of the multi-racial casting for people who were white. That take is lazy and ignorant. I’m a firm believer in a meritocracy and I very much believe they couldn’t have casted any better.
Back to the point.
Hamilton is a story that *should* make you proud to be an American. For those of you who have wrote it off because it’s a musical, don’t be such an uncultured swine. Music is one of the most moving forms of art. Combine that with the theatre and it’s a winning combination. Hey, some people are just bound to always be ignorant.
Back to the point.
Hamilton tells the story of what makes America so great. It centers around the birth of this great nation and the fight against the tyranny of Great Britain. It tells the underdog story of how this nation stood no chance and rose above to claim her independence.
The story of an immigrant coming to this great land and pulling himself to the top. It has political drama, amazing music and dance numbers, and a great love story between Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. The story covers loss, grief, redemption, forgiveness, betrayal. It truly is a work of art.
I was shocked at the tone of the music. It is very modern and upbeat. The score has strong roots in jazz, pop, hip-hop, and enough soul to go around. With all of this said, Hamilton is something that we all need to watch with how America is being portrayed.
The “Big Journos” are constantly degrading America every chance they get.
Does this country have its flaws? Of course, but what nation doesn’t? How does one grow and continue to get better if it is already perfect?
This story shows how united people can come together to tackle any issue and create a more perfect union. Lin-Manuel Miranda has created nothing less that an absolute masterpiece. From the music to the story to his personal performance as title character Alexander Hamilton. He deserves endless praise.
Leslie Odom, Jr. gives an inspiring performance as Aaron Burr. Daveed Diggs acts his ass off with an unforgettable performance in the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. I cannot speak highly enough of this production.
If you are looking for something to watch once the golf is over this weekend, this should definitely be a contender.