What It Was Like To See Hamilton

Let's see where this goes. Thanks for the LR @Boogie 😘
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    I wrote this list ☝🏼that turned into a timeline of sorts. At first, thinking watching the PBS show would be the closest I'd ever get to seeing it.
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    Anyone who's followed my Hamilton quest is familiar with the extreme regret at not seeing the show when I visited NYC in March of 2016.
    My travel buddy had never heard of it and the tickets were around $300 (yeah, I KNOW, a absolute bargain in retrospect) so I didn't go. Though we did try everyday for the lottery.
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    Listening to Hamilton soundtrack nonstop, memorizing the songs, (and most πŸ˜‰ of the words) guaranteeing it would continue to rattle around in my mind, that I MUST see this show, no matter what.
    I'm a very determined person. Alex would be very proud of me, I think.
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    Tickets went on sale December 10, 2016 for the San Francisco production opening March 10, 2017.
    Right when the sales website opened at 10am, I logged in only to find I was 166,630th in line! 😱 Props to them-the system notified you when your turn came up which for me was 9:30pm. But got my ticket!!
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    Going to NYC in March, 2017 and seeing this wasn't so sad since I'd already purchased my ticket to see it in San Francisco 😁
    We stay at the Hotel Edison and the back entrance to the hotel opens right up to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, still taunting me everyday we were there. πŸ˜₯
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    So as hard as it was to wait from December of last year, through another visit to NYC (and not seeing it there yet again) but the day finally arrived.
    I'M GOING TO HAMILTON!!!
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    ☺️☺️☺️
    SHN Orpheum Theatre
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    My seat was great.
    Third row loge, aisle seat, no tall person obstructing the view! πŸ€—
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    Look at the stage!
    Getting chills.
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    Li.stbet begged me to take her πŸ€–
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    Of course no Lin or Daveed but I got over that soon tbh cause this talented group was πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
    @justjills and I discussed my biggest worry was not seeing Sir Diggs as Lafayette. Jordan Donica was PERFECTION.
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    Miss Boogie asked, how did they make a 6 foot man look like a nine year old Philip Hamilton?
    They combed and slicked his hair down and dressed him in short, cropped leggings. He also was seated at the piano with Eliza for a portion of the song and stood alone so no height disparity. Clever ☺️
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    INTERMISSION over. Cue music for Act Two.
    As we were forbidden to photograph the production on pain of death, I was on my best behavior. So I've borrowed some picture to give you an idea of who I saw portraying the main parts. The whole cast is shown on SF Gate website here http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Learn-to-spot-the-Hamilton-cast-in-SF-11018713.php
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    Michael Luwoye as Alexander Hamilton
    Excellent. Full of energy. Deeper voice than LMM.
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    Joshua Henry as Aaron Burr
    Very similar to Leslie Odom Jr.
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    Emmy Raver-Lampman
    Strong and captivating. Perfect casting.
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    Solea Pfieffer as Eliza Hamilton
    Identical voice though not as strong. Empathetic and forceful acting.
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    Isiah Johnson as George Washington
    He was great but Christopher Jackson voice is one of my favorite broadway voices ever so a hard one to best.
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    Jordan Donica as Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
    He had the attitude and swagger to almost make you forget Daveed-almost πŸ˜‰ He inhabited the role completely.
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    Found this on Instagram
    Angelica, Peggy, King George and Eliza. https://instagram.com/p/BVGCadolLp_/ Go to this IG link to hear them sing.
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    The Schuyler Sisters
    Eliza, Angelica and Peggy
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    I never wanted it to end.
    So many feelings. A few tears. Grateful to even be there. Conscious of the work that went into making the show so spectacular. One scene I want to mention and hope you watch for if you go. It's a rotating stage. When Burr shoots his gun, the imaginary 'bullet' is caught by an actor and as the stage rotates, the bullet is handed off, slowly moving from dancer to dancer, in slow motion, until it dramatically reaches Hamilton. The most precise and finely executed choreography I've ever seen.
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    Curtain call. Left the theatre with a glow that lasted for days.
    This was opening night but what I saw as well. Bravo to this spectacular cast who made it real, kept it real and really nailed it. Really β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
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    And if I left out the last part of the day, this story wouldn't be complete. @michellejennifer was kind enough to meet me in front of the theatre to do some li.st 'business'
    We'd agreed prior to me physically handing off @solΓ©na's female li.stbet creation, since Michelle worked near by. I was so glad to meet her! We talked for 10 minutes or so, handed off our precious cargo and said we'd do a proper meet up in July. Thanks again for truly topping off my already fabulous day. (Hope it was ok to use your picture-I like this one a lot)
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    Not sure if there's more to add but if I think of anything, I'll let you know ⭐️
    Hope this encourages anyone and everyone who has an interest in seeing Hamilton, DO IT! You will not be sorry. And BTW, as of February 2017, LMM is in talks to make it into a movie. Who knows when, but you will be able to see a version eventually. Thanks for reading! ❀️
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    San Francisco cast sing the National Anthem for our Golden State Warriors in Oakland, FTW! πŸ†(that's true!!)
    These wonderful, talented actors are now my Hamilton stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️