Thanks, bisous3. I was curious as how Marcus Choi was as George Washington as I haven't heard anything about his performance. I saw Ta'Rea Campbell as Delores in the Sister Act tour, and she was absolutely wonderful.
The Angelica Cast starts its near month-long run in Pittsburgh today! Very excited!!! Looking for any updates on someone who has seen this cast recently, maybe in Hartford or Boston, especially on Austin Scott and how he does as Hamilton.5 days and counting! :)
dmwnc1959 said: "The Angelica Cast starts its near month-long run in Pittsburgh today! Very excited!!! Looking for any updates on someone who has seen this cast recently, maybe in Hartford or Boston, especially on Austin Scott and how he does as Hamilton.5 days and counting! :)"I saw them 4 times in Hartford. Tremendous cast. Hannah Cruz is a standout. Austin Scott is terrific. I was so impressed. I have seen it many times in NYC as well, and I was extremely in love with this cast. Enjoy!
I saw many understudies but Isa Briones as a standout for me (She is only 19, but completely dominated both Peggy/Maria AND Eliza!A new male standby and Peggy/Maria understudy will be joining the tour this stop too!
So I saw the Philip tour tonight again in Ft. Lauderdale and I had to jump on here and say WOW. Wonza Johnson as Hamilton was outstanding. I was so impressed. Ensemble must have partied a little too hard last night though because they looked tired and their energy isn't what it should be. Both Marcus Choi and Kyle Scatliffe were stronger than they were Saturday night... I may have caught them on an off night. And though Elijah Malcomb performed both times I've seen it here in Ft. Lauderdale, he wasn't notable at all to me for the first performance but tonight he was a stand out. Interesting how every performance is unique however there shouldn't really be this degree of a lack of consistency. That said, I'd still sit there every single night if I could, I love this show that much.
I was lucky enough to win the lottery for the Phillip tour in Ft. Lauderdale. After so many times, in New York, the times I have been there, and now in Ft. Lauderdale, I did not think it was possible. Had amazing seats in Row N Orch Right. Production was amazing. Standouts for me was Nik Walker and Shoba Naraya as Burr and Eliza. Had understudies for both Hamilton and Washington, although I thought that Conroe Brooks was great as Washington.
From Pittsburgh... https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2019/01/03/Hamilton-Pittsburgh-musical-theater-Benedum-review-stage/stories/201901030076
Still haven’t won any of the lotteries I’ve entered. https://www.broadwayworld.com/pittsburgh/article/BWW-Review-HAMILTON-Delivers-the-Unimaginable-in-Pittsburgh-20190104https://www.broadwayworld.com/pittsburgh/article/BWW-Review-HAMILTON-in-Pittsburgh-Is-Everything-You-Hoped-It-Would-Be-20190104
Nope, me neither. A friend of mine said she knew people who won twice in Charlotte, so don't give up!
rebeccmam31 said: "Nope, me neither. A friend of mine said she knew people who won twice in Charlotte, so don't give up!"I’m seeing the show tomorrow anyways as part of my season tickets package, but I had hoped to win the lottery while it’s up in Pittsburgh this month, or in Columbus next month. Really enjoy the show, but not at the going rate of $500+ a ticket. My friend wants to see it, but he’s not computer savvy on something as simple as the “Hamilton” app. So I’m entering so he can see it too in case I win. He’s a veteran like me, so I figured it would be a nice surprise for him if I get lucky.
Have a great time. My Hamilton is 26 days away. Speaking of 70's disco music. I just ordered (and arrives tomorrow) a black, long sleeve, sparkle disco shirt to wear to Cher on January 23.
We’re an hour and fifteen minutes before the main front doors open and theres already a line! This is crazy.Wish I had bought a Hamilton t-shirt online to wear tot the show.
dmwnc1959 said: "They opened the main front doors 15 minutes earlier than normal, which means 75 minutes before the show starts. The souvenir line is now the longest Ive ever seen at any show, any where."Your excitement is so cute lolHave you seen the show before or is it your first time?
The doors to the orchestra and balcony sections have opened, 40 minutes before curtain. The excitement in the air is incredible!
Enjoy! I saw it four times in New York and I'm STILL just so excited to see it in two weeks. :)
Austin Scott is leaving the Angelica Tour tonight. Any word on his replacement?
One word: SUPERB. Ab-so-lute-ly SUPERB. I enjoyed this sooooo much more the second time around, even though I’m sure Joseph Morales of the Philip Tour spoiled it for me. Loved him.But this performance was in a slightly smaller theater than when I saw it last year at the State Theater in Cleveland (nearly 3200 seats there as compared to 2800 at the Benedum Center), and my seat was closer. That probably had quite a bit to do with it too.The Angelica Cast was wonderful, and the powerhouse of the cast, for me at least, was Stephanie Umoh as Angelica Schuyler. She was simply impressive.Next in order would be Bryson Bruce as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson; Josh Tower as Aaron Burr; Hannah Cruz as Eliza; Austin Scott as Alexander; and Paul Oakley Stovall as George Washington. And of course, Peter Matthew Smith, who played King George, was also amazing.The audience reaction was so much more fresh and noticeable than when I saw “Hamilton” last year, with numerous rounds of thunderous applause, dead silence in the most emotional moments, and lots and lots of bursts of laughter and giggles at the countless sarcastic bits scattered all through the show.My favorite song still has to be “Yorktown”, with some of the most impressive visuals and soaring vocals. It was so breathtaking it sent chills over my entire body.I was also more emotionally involved this time, and caught myself tearing up several times, especially when Philip died, during “Burn”, “Hurricane”, and “It’s Quiet Uptown”.But as superb as this show was, it wasn’t without issues.I do wish Austin Scott (Alexander) and Hannah Cruz (Eliza) put a little more volume into their songs, especially in the first half of Act 1. There were times when, as we’ve discussed in another thread, diction, enunciation, delivery, timing, and articulation are all so very important. I’m glad that I have listened to the OBCR a hundred times, because there were moments when the orchestra was louder than the vocals and my brain filled in the lyrics I couldn’t hear or decipher them from the cast.I did talk to several people in the souvenir line and the bathroom line at intermission, and on the way back to the parking garage: all were first timers to the show. They all said that they absolutely loved the show, but did have to lean-in and focus a lot on the lyrics, which one guy compared to Shakespeare.I bought a crapload of souvenirs, some to replace ones I had bought in Cleveland and had given to the fantastic neighbor kids across the street. The neighbor’s budding 12-year old theater fan was also the recipient tonight of a “Hamilton” window card. She gasped with sheer joy when I surprised her with it. I had to buy these window cards because they were specific to the Benedum Center.Overall, even with the issues mentioned, I had an absolutely glorious time. I left the theater still sniffling from the ending of “The World Was Wide Enough”, it was so magnificently done. Very emotional.Can’t wait to see this again at some point in the very near future.Here’s a link to some of the pictures I took:https://www.flickr.com/photos/57377062@N04/albums/72157701913462832
rebeccmam31 said: "Enjoy! I saw it four times in New York and I'm STILL just so excited to see it in two weeks. :)” Have a GREAT time!!!
Caught the Pittsburgh show as well. Overall, typical Hamilton brilliance, however I agree, not without problems. Sound was a huge issue. The balance was definitely off, the pit overpowering actors at times, at other times, an actor (Hamilton!) barely projected enough for the mics to pick up his lines. I went with a very-first-timer who was baffled at the continuous references that looked down on Hamilton, considering how elegant and restrained Hamilton appeared. When I referenced "young, scrappy and hungry," my friend said that definitely didn't come across, that the story would've been much clearer had Hamilton not been so refined. I agreed--there wasn't any sense of urgency or danger within the character, portrayed with great control And while very emotive, Eliza was pitchy, just under many of the notes. But overall, the ensemble and production were fantastic and a delightful way to spend a few hours. I'm anxious to hear from others if the incoming Hamilton changes the dynamic of the show. I'd see it again should I get the opportunity.
QueenTwinnied said: "Austin Scott is leaving the Angelica Tour tonight. Any word on his replacement?" https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2019/01/07/Hamilton-Pittsburgh-new-Alexander-Austin-Scott-leaves/stories/201901060214
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