*edited:Would you recommend seeing Hamilton?Thanks!
Why? Both you and the show will be fine either way. Leave the tickets for someone that wants to see it.
LesWickedly said: "Don’t go then. They’ll be fine without you."Wow! That was rude. I am seriously asking for ppls opinions.
Jordan Catalano said: "You’ll be fine not seeing it. The show itself is fine, it’s not nearly this masterpiece people need to convince themselves it is."Thank you for your honest answer!
I enjoyed Hamilton even less than Jordan.Like you, I see everything with the original cast and spent Full price for a Broadway ticket $55 (not a typo) and wished I had been in any other theater that night. The inane lyrics, with often sloppy rhymes repeated endlessly, (country/ hungry ) come at you relentlessly and for some unknown reason principals play multiple roles.It was pretty to look at but there is a good chunk of theatre professionals who are not fans of this piece-let alone what the hype has done to every other ticket price on Broadway.
Brdwybuff said: "I honestly have no desire to see Hamilton.IYHO please convince me why I should see it. It was just here touring in Buffalo and didn’t even think about going. I don’t understand the hype. Maybe your words can fully explain what I may be missing." I'm not going to try to convince you to see it, as I couldn't stand it.What I would advise you to do is not to let other people pressure you into seeing something you have no interest in seeing.To thine own self be true.
I don’t think were being rude- rather giving good advice. No one is forcing you to go through something you don’t like. Quite honestly I fail to see what your conflict is here: you don’t want to see the show, there’s plenty of other shows you could potentially see (so it isn’t your only option), and the folks at Hamilton certainly have no shortage of willing ticket buyers other than yourself. If you’ve seen enough of the show to decide against it, it’s well-worth questioning the decision to spend lots of money to see it,
Why should I waste my time trying to convince you when 1) You yourself have already made it clear you don't understand the hype and have no desire to see it, and 2) You don't know the difference between a soundtrack and a cast recording....?
Miles2Go2 said: "It’s my favorite musical, but if you don’t feel compelled to go, you shouldn’t. There’s plenty enough out there about it now that you have a fair idea of what’d you be getting. Just go see something else that interests you."Thanks! It is an expensive and hard ticket to get. I have a good list of what I can see instead!
bwayphreak234 said: "Why should I waste my time trying to convince you when 1) You yourself have already made it clear you don't understand the hype and have no desire to see it, and 2) You don't know the difference between a soundtrack and a cast recording....?"Did I say soundtrack? Silly me! It’s the cast recording of course!
It depends on who you ask. People either revere it or are meh. I was in the "meh" camp. I saw the tour and thought it was fine. Glad I didn't pay big bucks. I think there was a zeitgeist moment with the original cast that was a real happening. Since then, not so much.
Jordan Catalano said: "You’ll be fine not seeing it. The show itself is fine, it’s not nearly this masterpiece people need to convince themselves it is. " I agree.
I suppose original cast was the big deal. I enjoy the cast recording, but when I saw it on Broadway in June 2018 -- not having heard the recording at that time -- I barely understood a word because the enunciation on the part of almost all the actors was terrible. I felt like a fool for paying top dollar for orchestra seats.
If it were exactly four years ago, yes. It was a masterpiece and brilliant with the OBC.
It is somewhat a "masterpiece". seen it off-bway and won the lottery (front row $10 tickets) early on with the original cast.I would not pay the prices now but the present cast is pretty exciting and excellent!
@brdwybuffYour original post (as edited and re-edited) has a troll like quality. As others have said, see what you want and don't see what you don't want. When you ask someone if, or to convince you, you are being silly. People who love it love it; people who hate it hate it. Just like every other show. A lot of intelligent people who don't like it however would tell you to see it because, regardless of one's personal tastes and reactions, it is objectively one of the most notable musicals in history. Does that mean YOU must see it? Nope. Me? I think it is one of the most important musicals ever written and presented. I've seen it four times and would see it four more. But do what you don't. Just don't troll. It's not pretty.
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