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Saw the Boston production of Hamilton last week. The show,
music and dancing are phenomenal. The actors who portrayed
Lafayette/Jefferson and King George III stole the show with
overflowing talent. I felt that both the actors who played Burr
and Hamilton were mis-cast. The Burr actor demonstrated a
beautiful tenor range during Dear Theodosia, but during the
song Non-Stop, there is a forceful entrance that Burr makes
when he finally has gotten angry. Those notes are more in the
baritone range and I feel the actor couldn't deliver the intensity
and volume required to portray that anger. There were a few
other times I noticed he didn't have a strong lower range and I
feel this detracted from his portrayal. I feel The actor who
played Hamilton played him too politely. Hamilton is described
as "obnoxious" but I didn't get that feeling from the actor. This
was especially notable when the character is delivering what
are supposed to be snide remarks. With that said, was
Annie from St. Louis, Missouri
NOT SO GOOD
While the show was unique and dancing exceptional, the audio was not. I
was sitting in orchestra section and could not understand the dialogue being
It was loud enough, but spoken so rapidly, it was like listening to another
language. I actually dozed off a few times during the show from boredom.
Certainly not your typical musical, but not for audiences over 35 unless you
are really into rap music and can understand the almost incoherent verbiage.
A friend of mine purchased the audio tape in January and was glad. She was
at the same showing and had a much better understanding of the dialogue,
thought she too could not make out some of the words being sung. Guess
the new age of music requires a study before viewing. .
Gary Christopher from Atlanta, Georgia
The sets and choreography are very well done,
acting is solid, and the history is so so. King
George was hilarious. Why did it leave me
wanting more for the exorbitant price I paid?
First of all several initial songs were hard to
follow for my untrained ears...some were
unintelligible. Others were in the same place as
me. There is a wonderful story to be told that
was wanting because of the new age rap and
street culture feel.. It is a musical but unlike
any other musical I have witnessed. I yearned
for more substance.
It seemed to me that some people cheer more
for the political statement being made about
today than the treasure present in real life in
the past. I have seen Jersey Boys 5 times,
Carole King three times, The Million Dollar
Quartet 4 Times, The Sound of Music 6 times,
Memphis and Dream Girls several times.. I love
musicals and I am a history buff, particularly
founding father history. This one just did not
resonate with me even though I wanted it to.
Disappointed from St. Louis, Missouri
HAMILTON - APRIL 21, 2018
For the money I paid, I was severely underwhelmed. I took my daughter, who is a big
fan of the original cast and the songs. However, this cast, was really not that good.
Hamilton, was okay. Handsome, but just okay. Eliza was good in the first act, but was
much better in the second act. Angelica was amazing in both acts. My biggest
complaint would be Washington. He was so hard to understand. I had no idea what
he was singing. A very handsome man who looked the part, just couldn't understand
him. Lafayette/Jefferson was very funny, and not as hard to understand, but still was
challenging to understand every word he was singing. Also the actor who played
Madison, he too was hard to understand. I felt for all the money I paid, the cast
would be top notch. The best performance was King George. He was spot on and
truly a talented actor.
I wish I could get my money back. I feel very cheated from what I saw. I never have
spent so much money to be this disappointed.
Jessica Scott from Boston, Massachusetts
HAMILTON WAS GREAT, BUT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE FELL SHORT
I'm not hard to please, and as I said above I enjoyed watching
Hamilton. It was very entertaining: I've never seen anything quite
like it. I rate both the Lion King & Les Miserables higher, but it's in
the top 5 for most memorable shows.
The Boston Opera House, however, actively tried to spoil that
experience by treating theater goers more like sardines being
crammed into a can than people who were paying a lot of money
for a once in a lifetime experience. Mobil tickets (displayed on your
phone & not printable beforehand) are the in-thing now, & it's hard
enough bringing each barcode up on your phone if it's more than
just you. For the 4 people in my group I had to show each of our
tickets 5 times to get to our seats. It's expected at the door, but the
ushers are supposed to help, not block your path and demand to
see your tickets repeatedly. Someone in the wrong seat in a full
house will be caught: the harassment is uncalled for and rude. It
made a 5 star show a 3 star experience.
John H from Boston, Massachusetts
THE SOUND WAS A FACTOR (AND UNFORTUNATELY SO)
I'm 39 and definitely not losing my hearing; however, I was in the upper deck and could
understand about 25% of what was said. The song tempos are relatively fast and I'm
sure the actors were enunciating their lines, however, it didn't definitely sound that way.
Much of it sounded like gibberish. My father (71 years old) understood about 5%. It
became a material part of our experience - too bad! I encourage a headphone option.
Leslie from Boston, Massachusetts
My husband surprised me with Hamilton
tickets. I was beyond excited. I spent the day of
the show in a state of giddy anticipation. But,
sadly, I was underwhelmed. We got the
understudy for Hamilton, and he was very flat
to me. At first I thought I was just used to Lin-
Manuel Miranda from the original cast
recording and that I would adapt after a few
numbers, but to me he lacked the energy and
charisma the role requires. I thought the actor
who played Aaron Burr played the role too
broadly and was miscast in general. Similarly, I
felt the actress who played Eliza wasn’t right
for her role and lacked vocal chops. And
overall, the rapping wasnt’ that great. I’m glad I
saw it, but I can’t say that this touring
production was worth the ticket price. .
This is what our reviewer, Nicola Quinn, had to say when she saw Hamilton on Broadway in 2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspired by his love for 90's rap and hip hop, and Broadway - it's in this mash-up that we experience music which moves by lyrics, beats
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