Did you know that there’s an epic 18th century rap battle that’s pretty much the most amazing tale of the 21st century? Hamilton is a hit Broadway musical about the American founding father. If you haven’t viewed or listened to to the play, you are missing out. Here are some of my favorite things – Hamilton Edition.
Girls in corsets and blue satin sashes,
Our founding fathers in philosophical clashes,
A new legacy 240 years later it brings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
My first introduction to the show was through this original soundtrack and it’s worth a listen if you have a long drive ahead of you. Then you just WON’T STOP listening. Wait for It is the best song you’ll ever hear. Warning: Your family may start singing and dancing along with you.
Hamilton Mix Tape
Your favorite musical combined with your favorite artists including Sia, Common, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Regina Spektor, Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys… and that’s not everyone. Once you become addicted to the original soundtrack, the #mixtape will blow your mind.
Available for free on PBS, this is a documentary of the record-breaking Broadway musical. It’s not available in all areas, and you may have to login with your television provider to access it.
Hamilton: The Revolution
This book, which includes annotations by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, tell the story of the show and the tale behind it.
My mind is now just music. There a lot of shirts inspired by the play that any fan will love. These make a great gift for the holiday or just because you want to treat yourself.
If you can get them. No one can get them. It’s impossible. However, there is a daily lottery!
What’s your favorite Hamilton Song? Tell me about it in the comments below or via @nerdsquawk.