Yesterday was the greatest
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Yesterday, my girlfriend Naomi and her husband David picked up my DH, Mike and I and we drove up to San Francisco to see Hamilton.
It was so most brilliantly staged, skillfully acted, beautifully sung and thought provoking musical I've ever seen. That is saying a lot since I grew up in Manhattan and I've seen lots of productions on Broadway. A couple of weeks ago I went to a class on the use of history in musicals in preparation for this day. The instructor had seen Hamilton 4 times and recommended a book on the subject written by Lin Manuel Miranda. I bought it and it's a great explanation of all of the hidden jewels in the musical.
I was a little stressed about seeing it because I wear hearing aids and miss a lot but it was unfounded stress since I was able to hear most of the lyrics. It was sung in hip hop and rap but they slowed it down so you can catch all of the lyrics. It was a truly great day!