Diane and I flew to Boston to visit our daughter over the weekend to see how Katie had settled her new condo. We loved all the vibrant colors and plants that made the condo “pop.” To thank us for our role in the buy the condo process, Katie surprised us for helping her by treating us to the Boston version of Hamilton: An American Musical. The sold-out performance we saw was vibrant and entertaining. The cast was diverse and talented. My favorite song in HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL is “My Shot.” Of course, this foreshadows the shot that will kill Hamilton in his duel with Aaron Burr. The music captivated the audience (there was plenty of applause). Since Diane and I had listened to the soundtrack in preparation for the upcoming performance of Hamilton: An American Musical scheduled for Shea’s Performing Arts Center in December (I’ll compare the two performances for you) we were familiar with the songs. Have you seen Hamilton? Do you want to see Hamilton? GRADE: A
Act One
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. “Alexander Hamilton”
Leslie Odom, Jr.Anthony RamosDaveed DiggsOkieriete OnaodowanLin-Manuel MirandaPhillipa SooChristopher JacksonOriginal Broadway Cast of Hamilton 3:56
2. “Aaron Burr, Sir”
MirandaOdom, Jr.RamosDiggsOnaodowan 2:36
3. “My Shot”
MirandaRamosDiggsOnaodowanOdom, Jr.Cast 5:33
4. “The Story of Tonight”
MirandaRamosOnaodowanDiggsCast 1:31
5. “The Schuyler Sisters”
Renée Elise GoldsberrySooJasmine Cephas-JonesOdom, Jr.Cast 3:06
6. “Farmer Refuted”
Thayne JaspersonMirandaCast 1:52
7. “You’ll Be Back”
Jonathan GroffCast 3:28
8. “Right Hand Man”
JacksonMirandaOdom, Jr.Cast 5:21
9. “A Winter’s Ball”
Odom, Jr.MirandaCast 1:09
10. “Helpless”
SooCast 4:09
11. “Satisfied”
GoldsberryCast 5:29
12. “The Story of Tonight (Reprise)”
RamosOnaodowanDiggsMirandaOdom, Jr. 1:55
13. “Wait for It”
Odom, Jr.Cast 3:13
14. “Stay Alive” Cast 2:39
15. “Ten Duel Commandments”
RamosMirandaJon RuaOdom, Jr.Cast 1:46
16. “Meet Me Inside”
MirandaOdom, Jr.RamosJacksonCast 1:23
17. “That Would Be Enough”
SooMiranda 2:58
18. “Guns and Ships”
Odom, Jr.DiggsJacksonCast 2:07
19. “History Has Its Eyes On You”
JacksonMirandaCast 1:37
20. “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” Cast 4:02
21. “What Comes Next?” Groff 1:39
22. “Dear Theodosia”
Odom, Jr.Miranda 3:04
23. “Non-Stop”
Odom, Jr.MirandaGoldsberrySooJacksonCast 6:25
Total length: 70:58
Act Two
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. “What’d I Miss?”
DiggsOdom, Jr.OnaodowanCast 3:56
2. “Cabinet Battle #1”
JacksonDiggsMirandaOnaodowan 3:35
3. “Take a Break”
SooRamosMirandaGoldsberry 4:46
4. “Say No to This”
Cephas-JonesOdom, Jr.MirandaSydney James HarcourtCast 4:02
5. “The Room Where It Happens”
Odom, Jr.MirandaDiggsOnaodowanCast 5:18
6. “Schuyler Defeated”
RamosSooMirandaOdom, Jr. 1:03
7. “Cabinet Battle #2”
JacksonDiggsMirandaOnaodowan 2:22
8. “Washington On Your Side”
Odom Jr.DiggsOnaodowanCast 3:01
9. “One Last Time”
JacksonMirandaCast 4:56
10. “I Know Him” Groff 1:37
11. “The Adams Administration” Cast 0:54
12. “We Know”
MirandaDiggsOdom Jr.Onaodowan 2:22
13. “Hurricane”
MirandaCast 2:23
14. “The Reynolds Pamphlet” Cast 2:08
15. “Burn” Soo 3:45
16. “Blow Us All Away”
RamosAriana DeBoseSasha HutchingsEphraim SykesMirandaCast 2:53
17. “Stay Alive (Reprise)”
MirandaRamosSooCast 1:51
18. “It’s Quiet Uptown”
GoldsberryMirandaSooCast 4:30
19. “The Election of 1800”
DiggsOnaodowanOdom, Jr.MirandaCast 3:57
20. “Your Obedient Servant”
Odom, Jr.MirandaCast 2:30
21. “Best of Wives and Best of Women”
SooMiranda 0:47
22. “The World Was Wide Enough”
Odom, Jr.MirandaCast 5:02
23. “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” Cast 3:37
Total length: 71:15

12 thoughts on “HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL (Boston)

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    Glad you enjoyed it. It has had nothing but great reviews. But I won’t see it. I don’t enjoy musicals. I don’t have any friends that enjoy musicals so I wouldn’t have anybody to go with even if I wanted to. The last musical I saw was Cats. Dragged there as a birthday gift from a girlfriend. Soon to be ex girlfriend. I found it to be the worst two hours of my adult life. I would rather have a root canal. As a kid I got taken by my mother to see the Music Man. Horrible. The worst two hours of my childhood. No I will not be seeing Hamilton.

      1. Steve Oerkfitz

        I rarely like the music written for musicals and I just find people breaking into song silly. I don’t hate every musical. I liked Hedwig and the Angry Inch(a real rock musical, not a phony one like Hair) and Cabaret. I would have liked West Side Story if the gang members didn’t all look like members of their high school drama club.

  2. maggie Mason

    I loved it. My favorite songs were by King George I also liked the “bouncy” skylar sisters song. I’d also listened to the soundtrack a lot, the first disc was my favorite.

    I also saw spamilton at the Kirk Douglas theater in the LA area. It was a LOT of fun, (sort of like the forbidden broadway spoofs)

  3. Rick Robinson

    No, and yes. I haven’t and I’d love to, but I don’t expect it to ever show up in this berg, and the tickets cost a fortune, so I probably will have to do with the 2-CD soundtrack, which I like a lot. “The Room Where It Happens” is one of my favorite songs in it, but there are so many great ones.

    That was splendid of Katie to get you tickets, wow, what a daughter.

  4. Robert Napier

    I find I can’t understand the “lyrics” to musicals anymore! I know I won’t spend a small fortune to see one, so, I’m out!

    1. george Post author

      Bob, you’re right about the “small fortune” for concert tickets. We were interested in the SUGARLAND concert at the Fallsview casino in Canada. When I went online to check out the ticket availability, I was shocked that a single ticket was over $500! Needless to say, we passed on that SUGARLAND concert.


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