“Hamilton,” a huge Broadway show that is gaining national attention, is coming to San Francisco.
The first of several March showings in San Francisco and Oakland begins on March 10.
The inspiring Broadway show was written by Lin Manuel Miranda, a Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winner. The main character is Alexander Hamilton, a person who faced many obstacles in his youth, but overcame his challenges to become a respected political leader and an American Founding Father. The opening act of “Hamilton” centers around Alexander’s childhood, an orphan at the young age of 11 after being born out of wedlock. He then moves to New Jersey in the late 1700s where he starts school and becomes educated. After school, he becomes involved in the American Revolutionary War, where he eventually assists future President George Washington. After his time in the war, Hamilton’s life was full of ups and downs. He had to deal with fights, gossip and the drafting of the American Constitution.
“Hamilton” originated in New York City at the Public Theatre two years ago. However, it became so widely popular that it began showing all around the world before ultimately winning 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize in 2016.
In addition to superior acting and amazing fighting scenes, the soundtrack for “Hamilton” is by far the best part of the play. Every song is unique and sung beautifully by talented actors, such as Ruben J. Carbajal, Jordan Donica and Amber Iman, who are among the most talented thespians in the Bay Area.
From songs such as “The Schuyler Sisters” and “Helpless” to “The Election of 1800” and “Alexander Hamilton,” the songs are powerful and soulful.
“Hamilton” is widely appreciated and admired for for its merit as a play as well as for the amazing story of its main character. Alexander Hamilton helped break down economical barriers and was essential to the formation of the United States. The play has earned global praise through it’s phenomenal screenplay and music that capture and celebrate his story.