Okay guys! So I just came back from New York, where I went to see Hamilton and let me tell you- oh my god. It surpassed my already high expectations. The cast was SO FREAKING AMAZING! The night I went Jevon McFerrin played A.Ham, Elizabeth Judd & Syndee Winters both played Eliza and the rest of the cast was played by the people who normally play them.
Here we go:
• BRYAN TERRELL CLARK PLAYS WASHINGTON BEAUTIFULLY, I mean- In my opinion, I prefer his Washington over Christopher Jackson’s. It is THAT exceptionally good.
•Elizabeth Judd is gorgeous and so freaking good.
•Mandy Gonzalez IS AMAZING AS ANGELICA!
•Alysha Deslorieux is so good. Peggy was adorable and Maria was soooo GREAT.
•Anthony Lee Medina is my new crush. He is so freaking gorgeous and his voice is amazing, he is hilarious and makes a wonderful Laurens.
•J. QUINTON JOHNSON IS SO FREAKING AMAZING.
•Seth Stewart is also so good, he tripped on some words during Lafayette’s rap but jesus- so would I. He was amazing.
• TARAN KILLAM IS HILARIOUS, HIS KING GEORGE WAS PERHAPS THE GREATEST THING ABOUT HAMILTON.
•Thayne Jasperson stole my heart, I’m in love.
•BRANDON VICTOR DIXON IS LORD AND SAVIOR. AMEN PRAISE THE LORD IN HEAVENS UP ABOVE AND BLESS HIS TALENT HIS VOICE IS ACTING SKILLS AND HIS AARON BURR.
•I saved the best for last: JEVON MCFERRIN… Literally nothing can put into words how great his Alexander Hamilton was. His voice is similar to Lin’s, he was exceptional and I would 700% go see Hamilton again with him playing Alexander and I’d probably cry happy tears.
•My mom is in love with Jevon McFerrin and Taran Killam. She got very mad at Alexander when Say No To This came around but she loved Lafayette, thought Jefferson is an asshole and would 100% go hug Eliza during It’s Quiet Uptown.
•I never realized that in The Election of 1800 when Madison says “Please” after Jefferson goes “Can we get back to politics?” he actually says it the way he says it cause he’s crying?? Am I late to the realization or what? Oops
•Hurricane has the most breathtaking staging out of all the songs
•Yorktown is actually very intense.
•I spent nearly $200 on merch
•It was the best night of my life
•I cried when “Alexander Hamilton” began
In appreciation of Richard Linklater’s latest film chronicling the shenanigans of a college baseball team, we rallied some players to reminisce about their own school experiences over another one of America’s greatest pastimes — beer pong