Hamilton ★★★½

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Technically speaking, this is a great musical. The music, choreography, performances from just about every actor, the staging, etc. all excellent. The major issue I had throughout is that I did not really know whose side I was really supposed to be on.

Hamilton himself is the underdog you're meant to root for (I think?), and yet he - like most of the other founding fathers - becomes a jealous, self-promoting know-it-alls whose hubris gets numerous people killed in duels. This poses a problem, even before you consider the role slavery and the killing of Native Americans is playing (in the background) of this re-telling.

Hamilton would make way more sense today if it presented the characters in a more satirical way, but that would have been a very different musical.

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