Out and About: ‘Hamilton’ Schools the Dr. Phillips Center on Some History

Hamilton -company - photo: Joan Marcus
[photo: Joan Marcus]
It’s been three years since “Hamilton” last took the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, but judging from last night’s performance, the show has not lost any of its fire or luster.

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical tells the story of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, who also was the founder of the nation’s financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper.

Hamilton -company - photo: Joan Marcus
[photo: Joan Marcus]
But what Miranda did was take the normally boring subject of a historical figure and set it to a soundtrack infused with modern day rhythms and rap cadences.

The cast meshed well together, but I do have to mention some standout performances.

Hamilton - Josh Tower - photo: Joan Marcus
[photo: Joan Marcus]
While the play may be called Hamilton, Josh Tower stole every scene as Aaron Burr, the man who created conflict with the title character. I also really enjoyed Cherry Torres and Stephanie Umoh as sisters Eliza and Angelica Schuyler.

The musical was a very entertaining way to learn a bit about the founding of this country and its players, and it was a wonderful evening of theater.

Hamilton - Schuyler Sisters - photo: Joan Marcus
[photo: Joan Marcus]
“Hamilton” will enjoy an extended residency in Orlando, and will be at the Dr. Phillips Center until November 20, 2022.

Tickets are still available to many evening and matinee performances. A lottery opens weekly for $10 tickets, and they just announced $29 Rush tickets for students, teachers, and seniors are now available nightly 2 hours prior to showtime at the box office.

Visit DrPhillipsCenter.org for tickets or more information.

Disclaimer: I received media tickets for the purposes of a review. As always, my opinions are my own, and 100% honest.


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