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Have you seen it? 

 

 

Did you LOVE it? 

To spend that kind of $ for me it would have to be the best show.

 

 

How much were tickets when you went? 

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Nope. I’m kind of turned off by all the evangelism.

I’m not really into broadway shows anyway. Though I’m going to one bc my friend is dragging me and our respective boys

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No, I am not really into much live action anything.  Concerts, plays, etc.  Comedy shows, there's a particular magician I would like to see in person, and I enjoyed The Lion King on stage, but generally speaking, I prefer  my cinema magic. 

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Nope.  Although dh considered getting season tickets to the theatre here because Hamilton is coming, and it's included as one of the 5 shows in the package.  The overall cost would have been much lower plus we would have gotten nice seats from the areas we could pick.

 

I just couldn't fathom having other tickets I knew we wouldn't use, though.  I have no desire to see the sequel to Phantom.  :lol:  The original was enough!  And I'd be uneasy about taking the 7yo to that many shows late at night.

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Yes, and we all loved it (but we love Broadway, in general)!

 

We had excellent seats in Chicago and paid $300/seat. A few days after I bought our seats, they opened a new block for a few months later and our identical seats would have been $100 less per seat. Ugh. We bought our tickets four months ahead of time, so had plenty of time to anticipate the show.

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I can’t even make it through YouTube recordings of it. I love musicals and history but simply don’t get the appeal. And Miranda is kind of a tool.

 

/ducks tomatoes

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I watched a bootleg copy of it online before it was removed.  So, technically I have seen it, but not in person.

 

It was good, but not worth $300 per person to attend.  I would pay around $50 or so per person max, and that would be for Hamilton only, I won't pay that much for other shows.

 

Years ago (pre-marriage), The Ahmandson Theater in LA offered teachers in the district discounted theater tickets.  They were $10 per show, balcony seats, Sunday matinee performance, for all shows.  And we could get up to 4 tickets each time.  It was AWESOME!  We got $100 tickets for $10.  I went to them all.  There was a great group of us who would go together.  

 

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Nope. I’m kind of turned off by all the evangelism.

I’m not really into broadway shows anyway. Though I’m going to one bc my friend is dragging me and our respective boys

 

If you don't like stories about the "Founding Fathers" usually, you might like this one. It's really humanizing in many ways.

 

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Here is the Battle of Yorktown performance for those who are unfamiliar with it.  End of the Revolutionary war, with appearances by Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.  Skip to 2:27 to miss the intros.

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To answer the OP, I'd love to see it someday. Not in our budget now.  But it's such a great album.  And the staging is elaborate-- multiple turning floors, candles, etc -- it's a spectacle .

 

 

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No. I'm not theatre people and I, like others, couldn't get through even short clips.

 

I kind of dont understand the hype around it either. I'm asking genuinely, why is it such a big deal?

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I can’t even make it through YouTube recordings of it. I love musicals and history but simply don’t get the appeal. And Miranda is kind of a tool.

 

/ducks tomatoes

Yah, he's pretty much been a tool for good - don't suppose you actually follow his work? Are you aware of what he's done for Puerto Rico? Any idea of his awards in the arts? Multiple awards with names like Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer Prize?

 

A lot of people think he's a national treasure. He's also never hurt anybody and has no criminal past.

 

Do you not like his politics or something?

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We have tickets for when they come to Seattle next month. I am so excited! And grateful! It was really tough getting tickets. We’re taking our older two boys for about $600 total ($150 each but including taxes and fees). From the little I know about Miranda, I think he is brilliant!!

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Yah, he's pretty much been a tool for good - don't suppose you actually follow his work? Are you aware of what he's done for Puerto Rico? Any idea of his awards in the arts? Multiple awards with names like Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer Prize?

 

A lot of people think he's a national treasure. He's also never hurt anybody and has no criminal past.

 

Do you not like his politics or something?

 

I am thinking maybe AM is on the "other side" of Miranda's politics???  Just a guess.

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Yikes.  For fun, I thought I would check and see what prices were in Charlotte for the October shows.  They start at over $700.  I am sure the less expensive seats are sold out.

 

We just couldn't book.  We don't even know if we will live in NC by next Fall AND, even if we are here, my son who is really into theater may be off at college.  We haven't made a decision on that yet.

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We are going in Atlanta in May. So excited! My sister saw it in Chicago and loved it. We are reading the biography before we go.

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Yah, he's pretty much been a tool for good - don't suppose you actually follow his work? Are you aware of what he's done for Puerto Rico? Any idea of his awards in the arts? Multiple awards with names like Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer Prize?

 

A lot of people think he's a national treasure. He's also never hurt anybody and has no criminal past.

 

Do you not like his politics or something?

A lot of people think Trump is a national treasure and Kanye is visionary. Doesn’t make it so. I’m very familiar with his work, and politics. Hence the tool comment. He’s sanctimonious and obnoxious. Having no criminal last should be a given, but I get how rare that is in the arts and entertainment these days :lol:

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A lot of people think Trump is a national treasure and Kanye is visionary. Doesn’t make it so. I’m very familiar with his work, and politics. Hence the tool comment. He’s sanctimonious and obnoxious. Having no criminal last should be a given, but I get how rare that is in the arts and entertainment these days :lol:

There are posters on this board who are sanctimonious and obnoxious without contributing a darn thing to the welfare of people in need. (Some even begrudge aid to those in need.) Humanitarians and others who are proven not to be foolish are not usually called "tools" even if we don't like their personality or politics. It's more a reflection on you, to call someone names.

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It was a nicer name than the ones that sprung to mind. Feel free to enjoy his work and contributions to society, I’m not stopping you. But on the merits of the show I find him underwhelming and the whole thing arduous to listen to, and his speechifying and moralizing obnoxious. The OP asked if it was worth it financially, I’d say absolutely not worth the price of admission, even if he was a saint.

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Yah, he's pretty much been a tool for good - don't suppose you actually follow his work? Are you aware of what he's done for Puerto Rico? Any idea of his awards in the arts? Multiple awards with names like Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer Prize?

 

A lot of people think he's a national treasure. He's also never hurt anybody and has no criminal past.

 

 

 

No kidding! I was trying to figure out what the other poster could possibly have against him. I think he's absolutely brilliant. I am so glad I got to see Hamilton while he was acting in it. He's amazing.

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No kidding! I was trying to figure out what the other poster could possibly have against him. I think he's absolutely brilliant. I am so glad I got to see Hamilton while he was acting in it. He's amazing.

It's kind of like calling Mr. Rogers a tool because you don't like his religion.

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Unfortunately, it wasn't in the budget. I debated verrrrrrrry heavily about splurging for oldest's 16th birthday because she loves Hamilton.

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Lucky!!!

 

 

No kidding! I was trying to figure out what the other poster could possibly have against him. I think he's absolutely brilliant. I am so glad I got to see Hamilton while he was acting in it. He's amazing.

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Yikes.  For fun, I thought I would check and see what prices were in Charlotte for the October shows.  They start at over $700.  I am sure the less expensive seats are sold out.

 

We just couldn't book.  We don't even know if we will live in NC by next Fall AND, even if we are here, my son who is really into theater may be off at college.  We haven't made a decision on that yet.

 

I think those are likely scalper prices or folks who purchased season tickets to get those and are trying to recoup their entire cost for the season on one show. AFAIK, they haven't released any seats for the individual show yet if they are even going to do so, it's all through season tickets at this point. The Blumenthal ticket page doesn't give an option to purchase for the show. The Broadway Lights season tickets are already sold out.

 

I'd love to see it, but there's no way we could afford it, or afford to buy season tickets, much less the strategy people were doing of buying season tickets for last season to guarantee an option at buying season tickets for this season and thereby get Hamilton tickets.

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If you don't like stories about the "Founding Fathers" usually, you might like this one. It's really humanizing in many ways.

 

I just don’t do well with mass appeal shows. If everyone loved it, i’ll probably hate it. And so I’m saving my money. I can go to the Met opera approx 10 times for the price of a Hamilton ticket. And i hate that less😂

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I just don’t do well with mass appeal shows. If everyone loved it, i’ll probably hate it. And so I’m saving my money. I can go to the Met opera approx 10 times for the price of a Hamilton ticket. And i hate that less😂

It’s worth a listen to the mixtape CD, but if that doesn’t appeal to you the opera is a far better choice. I’d personally lean toward that anyway. But give it a listen and judge from there - very occasionally the masses get it right :lol:

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I think those are likely scalper prices or folks who purchased season tickets to get those and are trying to recoup their entire cost for the season on one show. AFAIK, they haven't released any seats for the individual show yet if they are even going to do so, it's all through season tickets at this point. The Blumenthal ticket page doesn't give an option to purchase for the show. The Broadway Lights season tickets are already sold out.

 

I'd love to see it, but there's no way we could afford it, or afford to buy season tickets, much less the strategy people were doing of buying season tickets for last season to guarantee an option at buying season tickets for this season and thereby get Hamilton tickets.

 

After I posted I did see it is on a 3rd party site.

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A lot of people think Trump is a national treasure and Kanye is visionary. Doesn’t make it so. I’m very familiar with his work, and politics. Hence the tool comment. He’s sanctimonious and obnoxious. Having no criminal last should be a given, but I get how rare that is in the arts and entertainment these days :lol:

 

Kayne?  LMM spends his time raising money for Puerto Rico (1.5 million STILL without power, can you imagine? Why isn't this a national priority?). 

 

Also, he is a grammar nerd  worked for fun worked on children's television after winning his Best Musical Tony

 

Obnoxious is in the eye of the beholder, sure, but .... yeah, no.  I can't see the Kanye comparison. And I am  a big fan of Kanye. 

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I also saw a bootleg copy online but no, not in person. I would absolutely love to see it. It's coming to Orlando in the 2018-19 season and I'm hoping against hope that we can both afford the ticket prices (not yet listed) and will be lucky enough to be able to get them. Ds and I often listen to the soundtrack. Dh isn't big on musicals.

 

I also read the Ron Chernow book that inspired Miranda, plus Alexander Hamilton was one of the founders of my hometown in NJ. I grew up with an severe dislike of Aaron Burr because he killed our founder (yes I know it's complicated but I was young when I learned about the duel).

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I would love to see it. The whole family loves the soundtrack--kids have it memorized by now. I would've gone up to $1000 for 4 tix for Christmas but couldn't find anything :(

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A lot of people think Trump is a national treasure and Kanye is visionary. Doesn’t make it so. I’m very familiar with his work, and politics. Hence the tool comment. He’s sanctimonious and obnoxious. Having no criminal last should be a given, but I get how rare that is in the arts and entertainment these days :lol:

 

damn I almost spit out my coffee.... :lol:

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DD15 and DH are seeing it on her birthday in May.  She has begged for tickets since it was first in Chicago.  We can not afford for us all to go.  Sure she won't miss us! LOL I bought the tickets the day the block was released in December. $350 total for both tickets for pretty good seats.  We let her open the gift on Christmas.  It was part of Christmas and all of her birthday gift.  Happy Sweet 16:)

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I can’t even make it through YouTube recordings of it. I love musicals and history but simply don’t get the appeal. And Miranda is kind of a tool.

 

/ducks tomatoes

 

/Throwing tomatoes/

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We saw it last year and it was fantastic.  Friends bought season tix just for Hamilton & offered us their option to buy 2 in the cheap seats ($150 each for the very last row in the house) The staging is incredible and the lighting is practically a character itself.  Before we went I thought the having the only white actor in the show play King George was weird, but it made no difference once the show started.  I found having the same actor play dual characters more distracting.  Both Dh & I cried during the performance, but in very different parts.  I cried when Washington gave his farewell, in fact, I got goosebumps almost every time Washington stepped on the stage.

 

I read the biography that inspired Miranda to write the musical and on that I am willing to call him a genius because the book was incredibly B-O-R-I-N-G.

 

I appreciate the fact that the Hamilton phenomenon has piqued an interest in US history in people who would not normally care about US history but are willing to listen because it is cool/ popular.

 

I also think that celebrities who use their popularity & their $$ in real ways, to help those less fortunate or disaster victims are admirable regardless of their politics.

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We saw Hamilton in December 2015 and loved it! It was well worth the ticket prices for us, especially to see the original cast. 

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I am not the show's biggest fan, but it's art. I appreciate how it's increased interest ( especially of our youth and young adults) in the cultural arts. I am very curious to see what influence it will have on the future of musical theater.

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Middle son is on the list to be notified when tickets go on sale in Rochester.  Our current plan is to see it there with him.  I've been wanting to see it for a long time now...

 

I'm usually fond of music theater, but don't often get to go to professional shows anymore.  I went to a ton in my youth and enjoyed most.  Now I usually watch the high school variety - at my school.  ;)

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Why is that? Because she shared an opinion you disagree with?

I did say they could ;). And she didn’t sermonize me over why I should worship at the flawless social justice alter of Miranda, and how calling him a tool is blasphemy, etc and amen.

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