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Shannon L.

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  1. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    You're welcome! Keep in mind, though, Guns and Ships still isn't like the rap you'd hear in the radio, but it's super fast and impressive that the actor manages it so well. Like @Irlandesa said, musicals may not really be your thing. I agree with her (him?) That it's hard not to appreciate what Lin and the cast was able to accomplish. I hope you can at least get through it once and if you still don't like it, you won't be the only one 🙂 With a few exceptions, the 2nd half is my favorite, too.
  2. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    Just out of curiosity, what song was the last one you heard? I like some parts better than others in the beginning of the show, but it didn't really kick in for me until The Battle of Yorktown and then the second half (but, if you didn't like it because the rap was "boring", then that's not really going to change, although Guns and Ships is impressive. You might enjoy the two rap battles, too, but they are also in the second half). It wasn't until I listened to the soundtrack a second and third time that I truly appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed what I was hearing. Back to the rap music: I call it "rap-lite" and more in line with very early/new rap back in the early 80s.
  3. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    Thanks! In today's environment, Hamilton is being viewed differently by some people. Yesterday, Lin responded to the critics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To Criticism Of Hamilton's Portrayal Of Slavery
  4. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    Does anyone know if this is going to be on after July? I read that it would be in for a while, but a FB friend quoted something that said we could view it through the end of July. I can't seem to find a straight answer.
  5. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    This is the reason I need to watch it a few more time. The details I missed:
  6. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    Not only is $7 cheaper than most movie tickets, but if you had a family of 4, that movie, at $7, would cost $28. I'm not a fan of Disney's practices, but I'm ok with this one. The VOD option could have brought them more money and they didn't require a 3 month contract for signing up, even though I'm sure they were aware that a lot of people would sign up and cancel after a month.
  7. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    I don't even know if there's a word to describe how I felt watching that other than "amazing" which seems way too simple. I felt a myriad of emotions. Our seats at the only live show we saw weren't great and I left the theater thinking that it was really good and a lot of fun, but I didn't remember much of it after a while. This? Wow! What an experience. They were all fantastic, but Daveed Diggs--man was he fun and so cute! Someone earlier mentioned how clever the lyrics were and I agree. Did it occur to everyone else that including "lying in wait" in Wait for It was a nod to the future? "Lying in wait" is the term police use when someone is in the act of hiding/waiting for someone with an intent to kill. I get chills when I hear it. As powerful as most of the music and performances are, the one that moves me the most is One Last Time I need to see this at least once more because I felt there were so many details on stage that I couldn't take them all in at once. I need to watch again and look around more than just at the main people in the scene just to see what I might have missed.
  8. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    Two reviews that remark on how outstanding the filming of the show is: ‘Hamilton’ Review: The Next Best Thing to Being in the Room Where It Happens 'Hamilton': Film Review
  9. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    When we saw it, it was with an understudy playing Hamilton and I swear it was his first time playing the lead in front of an audience and he forgot his stage direction for few minutes during the scene in the bar. First off, we were on one side of the stage and he kept his back to that side for several minutes. I was starting to get irritated and thought there was no way a director would have directed the actor to do that. Second, we couldn't hear him too well. But, after a little while, he started to move around and get louder, so we think it was nerves. I'll have to remember to watch for the direction during that particular scene to see if Lin manages to take in the whole audience or if it really was a stage direction to stand in one spot.
  10. We're half way through season 2 of Homeland. We're enjoying it, but I have to ask: Are we supposed to like Carrie? I don't know if I'd call her "loathsome", but when she starts going rogue and when she gets romantic and physical with Brody (seriously?!) I have a really hard time watching her character. I know she's bipolar, but still.....when they start getting physical and making eyes at each other, I just want to roll mine. It takes the enjoyment out of the scene for me.
  11. It's common for people to buy a ticket for a movie in the middle of the show. Movie theaters are common destinations for shady deals. There is always a couple making out at a theater.
  12. Shannon L.

    Hamilton (2020)

    When we found out when this was coming to our area and were discussing getting tickets, our daughter (who was obsessed with the soundtrack) said that she wasn't sure if she wanted to see it because she'd heard that it was becoming one, big, audience sing along. I'm grateful that that didn't happen here because I do think it's rude. In fact, I think they could have very politely announced at the beginning of the show that while they were so grateful for how much people loved the show and had come to see them, that they would request that people not sing along so that others who may not know the lyrics could hear them. Of course, they shouldn't have to make that announcement, but some people don't think. For anyone already loves the show and for those who love it after seeing it for the first time, this "behind the scenes" book is a lot of fun and very interesting: Hamilton: The Revolution
  13. My husband did drama in high school, then our daughter got not only got involved in her high school (with my husband being on of the major parent helpers), but is working towards a degree in theater tech in college, so we especially loved the scenes with the drama teacher. She was a great side character. "Uh-uh. This is mine now. I'm gonna sell it. Get my tubes tied." lol! Every so often, Hollywood makes a great "teen" film and this was definitely one of them.
  14. I read that the Rose Bowl is doing a drive in movie through the month of July and Jaws is one of those movies. I just heard about it this morning, the article I read was dated this morning and Jaws is so good that it's the only movie that is already sold out.
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