There are some amazing shows on Broadway that take place in a distant, unreal land (like Oz). However, seeing a story dedicated to a real person, a person that you had the chance to see or know their story (like The Four Seasons, Tina or Diana), or a recent event that changed the lives of millions (like the 9/11 attacks), or even a historical figure that you’ve seen on the $10 bill will always carry a different vibe. Like the mentioned horror movies “based on true events”. The emotional charge is totally different. And Broadway is no stranger to them.
Every story has its knight in shiny armor. The prince that slays the dragon, and saves the princess, rushes the bad guy and gets the fair lady from the train tracks, the one that saves the day! Raoul saves Christine, Hamilton gets all the fame and power, people all over Oz love Glinda, Simba becomes king, Cady dates Aaron. The list goes on. We understand them and we love them, but what about the bad guys? Regina? Scar? Jafar? Aaron Burr? The Wizard? The General from “The Book of Mormon”? It is not uncommon to sympathize with some of them, and quite often to even love them.
“Hamilton” is an all-rounder. It has everything you want from a modern musical – plot, masterful acting and musical acts, considered by some to be revolutionary. The dancing and the acting are mesmerizing and at some points, it looks like the whole stage is in some super dynamic motion.