As “Hamilton: An American Musical” departs Atlanta after a record-breaking run at Fox Theatre, it’s important to pay close attention to the characters Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. The importance of women having a voice still rings true today.
“Hamilton” is truly a rebellious piece, characteristic of the “young, scrappy, and hungry” youth of America, yearning for change, inclusivity and a unified nation.
“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
“Hamilton” is a revolutionary concept in its own right. The question we should really be asking is this: If an immigrant man and other individuals with different backgrounds can do it, can’t the rest of the world do it, too?
James Taylor Odom, the young actor who played all eight of the D’Ysquith men and women who met their unfortunate end, did an incredible job of mastering each and every role.
I left the theatre in a daze to what I had just witnessed. The show left me a fan of Broadway, a fan of the actors, and a huge fan of “Rent.”
Not only did I have the chance to go the theater with my dad, but I was able to witness a show that was very creative dance-wise, with a storyline that some teens could relate to. The show hadn’t even started when I could already see it was a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Broadway and Atlanta director Kenny Leon’s “Holler If Ya Hear Me” is not what anyone expected … it’s better!
As a love child of the theater, I hardly felt out of place in Spelman College’s theater, interviewing Atlanta actress Terry Henry. It was reassuring that the beautiful chaos is not limited to high school theater.
It reminded me how beautiful and united we can be, not only Americans but as a human race when it comes to being emotionally connected to similar struggles.