Wow - talent all around , amazing !
Yup, pretty delightful. I've heard the cast recording a dozen times, but seeing the scenes made some things land a lot more strongly.
Still a bit sad the tickets I bought to see the show this past April were for naught, but this was good. And I hope the current cast and crew are making ends meet while the theater industry is basically all furloughed.
A couple of the ahistorical bits bugged me more than on the first viewing, but that doesn't mean it isn't a top notch show.
I had read a little bit about that, but it didn’t really bother me as it’s a musical and I assumed certain dramatic licenses were taken.
Oh, I know. I just fount it a bit more annoying on this viewing, when I notice that some pretty major themes in the show are based on those not-terribly-historical bits.
(a) I got a History minor for love of the subject and I notice mistakes
(b) rap music gives me a headache (it's not like I can just wear earplugs!)
So, musically what Hamilton does is mix Broadway with hip-hop, not rap, if you understand the distinction. So, there's rap in the vocals, like in lots of hip hop, but the overall musical style isn't "rap music".
Here's the opening number (so, no real spoilers) as a representative example.