You might know the answer, or you might just be like "Not you tooooo, I thought surely youuuu wouldn't fall for this musical."
I've not ever enjoyed rapping, I never disliked it, but I never liked it. The whole genre was a little weird. Though through time, I've learned to appreciate every genre of music, one is not superior to the other because they all use three or four chords. And Lin-Manuel Miranda is a frickin lyrical genius.
Most musicals are...ok, I admit, I find most musicals boring. They drag on, they're boring, they dwell too much on romance.
And the talking bits, those long play-like parts where words have to be exchanged between characters make me bored. I like musicals that are musical, thoroughly. Les Miserable, for instance. A few lines, very few spoken lines.
Musicals like these are hard to come by.
I legitimately only know of Les Mis, until now.
There are like...what six lines--maybe? Of spoken text, and you wanna know why? THAT'S RIGHT YOU DON'T BECAUSE IT'LL MAKE ME SAD.
Anyway, this musical's a masterpiece.
It's about the American Revolutionary War, and the early stages of our government, but mostly it's about a man named Alexander Hamilton.
This is a musical about the Founding Fathers, how could you not be intrigued to at least give it a listen? Moreover, how have you not yet? HOW? ME NO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN NOT HAVE LISTENED TO THIS? (and at least memorised the first act.)
This dude had to do so much to get where he got. He worked hard, like Jean Valjean, but he did it faster.
(albeit he did not get sent to prison and have to deal with Javert--golly, les mis, you are a mess I imagine if that had happened, it would have taken much longer.)
|Thomas Jefferson, he's awesome, and as annoying as they come.|
|The Schuyler Sisters♥|
There are just too many awesome characters in this musical to talk about, because they are all equally complex and well-written.
Just--do yourself a favour, put on some headphones, or grab some earbuds and turn on that opening song, if you don't enjoy it, there is probably something wrong with you and you should just go back to England. (idk what their issue is with musical, but maaaan they got a grudge.)
I really truly do like you, but I really truly want you to like this musical too.