So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my brother’s blog. I decided that my first post back on would be about a musical I have been obsessed with for the past month. I am a bit late to fall in love with the show because it’s been out since the beginning of last year. Nonetheless, I am so in love with the musical. Someone had uploaded acts 1 and 2 online (recently taken down) and I was lucky enough to watch it in time. I find myself trying to learn the lyrics and learning the raps for all the songs. The way Lin-Manuel makes King George III the comic relief with the British-pop interludes is probably one of my favorite moments in the musical. It’s about Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and first Secretary of Treasury. It’s a 2 and a half hour hip-hop musical that goes though Hamilton’s life from when he was 19-years-old up until his death which was a dual with Vice President Aaron Burr.
As said (the interview linked below) by Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer, composer, and lyricist for the Broadway hit, Hamilton “A story of America then told by America now.”
If you are interested to hear the music of this show, here is a link to the original Broadway cast performing the number “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”