Today the film version of “Hamilton” was released on Disney Plus. If you have access to it, take the two-and-a-half hours and revel in this amazing show (or listen to the cast recording on Spotify.)
When the show was at Playhouse Square two years ago, I was lucky enough to see it twice.
And I’ve listened to the cast recording more times than I can count. And every time I find something different to enjoy.
This is not a moment, it’s the movement…
It’s a complex and layered show that offers a unique spin on American history. To me, there are so many themes that are still applicable to life today.
Tens of thousands of people flood the streets
There are screams and church bells ringing
As our fallen foes retreat
I hear the drinking song they’re singing
The world turned upside down…
It’s an interesting Fourth of July, with a lot of conflicting emotions about where our country is now and is going. But works like “Hamilton” can remind us of the potential of our country, the good that can come when we have a common goal, and the power of art to unite us, even when the theaters are dark.
If you need me, I’ll be having a sing-a-long on my couch tonight.
I am not throwing away my shot…