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?
through some perfect alignment in the stars of the universe, I found myself sitting last Tuesday night, May 22, under the lights of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre seeing the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a racially diverse cast that translates the story of America’s conception into rap.
Then he led us onto the “Hamilton” stage. I cannot begin to describe how mesmerized I felt. To be on the same stage where the famous actors dance and sing, and to look out at the empty theater was an experience I’ll never forget.