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Hamilton los angeles

Hamilton los angeles

Hamilton los Angeles

The Pantages in Hollywood is still the best venue to see a musical in all of Los Angeles, if not all of California. You don't have to go to New York to see... The prices vary, you can choose the most suitable ticket price basing on the amount of money you have. Currently, tickets for Hamilton in Los Angeles start from $139 (face value). It can be much higher on the secondary market due to high demand. Hamilton, an American musical by various composers with the book by Ron Chernow, opened to the public on Broadway on September 7, 2015.

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It’s been a long road for the company of “Hamilton” in Los Angeles — just eight hours before opening night back in March 2020, the show was shut down as fears swelled over a looming pandemic. Little did the cast know at the time, it would take 523 days for their production to finally reach audiences at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Hamilton could not be a better way to relaunch theater in Los Angeles. So much in the text was already relevant during its pre-Covid years, and now, the timeliness is volcanic. This nation has been torn apart, and while the war-cry is no longer "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," but "Take Your Vaccine and Shove It," the battle lines are just as divided. More pointedly, Hamilton is a show about revolution and the groups left out of that revolution because they were considered less than. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this contemporary operetta combines traditional Broadway ballads, rap, and hip-hop and allows the folks on the sidelines back then to take front-and-center places in this theatrical version of history.

Besides the political events that color this version of the Thomas Kail's production, Hamilton is the first large scale theater event to hit Los Angeles since before Covid took hold. The audience at opening night was ravenous to see live theater. They stood up and applauded almost every song and shouted encouragement at the stage. True, Hamilton has always evoked an ecstatic response from audiences, but this crowd seemed to be tasting air for the first time — as best as they could at least, with the required face masks.The current ensemble truly sizzles. The choreography, a character itself due to the genius work of Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, is danced with precision. The actors move like they are desperate to communicate. In past casts, the smackdowns between Burr and Hamilton (as portrayed by 2017 Los Angeles stars Joshua Henry and Michael Luwoye, and on Broadway/Disney Plus by Leslie Odom Jr. and Miranda himself) have always left Burr dominating Hamilton as far as presence goes. Here, for the first time in my viewing history, it was the Hamilton who captured my attention more (though Christopher's Burr is still excellent). Westman, who earned an Olivier nomination for his work, taps into the character's pathos as well as his frustration and selfishness. It's a magnificent performance, one that draws the audience towards the title character and makes him the center of attention whenever on stage. (Source: www.theatermania.com)

 

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