Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kansas City Hamilton Tour Dates Announced: Culture Coming Soon Or Progressive Hype?!?!

Some of the later date tickets might actually be affordable for local denizens . . . Should Kansas City check out this widely celebrated performance OR is it just second-rate mainstream shlock??? You decide . . .

HAMILTON

Announcing HAMILTON at the Music Hall for the 2018-19 Kansas City Broadway Series

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another one of these over-hyped musicals that people who like musical theater are TOLD that they are SUPPOSED to like, and that there is something wrong with you if you don't.
"Hamilton" does not look interesting, at all.

Anonymous said...

8:38 said it far better than I could have.

Anonymous said...

8:38 +1

Better KC said...

Like 8:38 even has money to go to a show? Doubtful. Sounds like typical sour grapes from somebody with no culture.

chuck said...

8:50
Culture = pretending that a play with an all minority cast playing White Founding Fathers makes sense.

In 20 or 30 years, when the Third World Idiocracy formerly known as America is in full swing, people will cite "Hamilton" as evidence that the Founding Fathers were all Black and Hispanic.

I can't wait for the next big Broadway hit "MLK". The lead character will be played by White English actor Hugh Grant. Coming soon to a theater near you. Said no one, ever.

Anonymous said...

8:50,
I see that you are as cultured as the rest of us on this blog.
Stay classy, cupcake.

Anonymous said...

Yawn. Revenge programming masquerading as history. No more historical than a superhero movie. Save the bucks and read the Huffington Post, the effect is the same.

Anonymous said...

kansas city now benefits from touring broadway shows, rock concerts, visiting classical music performers, authors on tour, and more.

this helps make it a better place to live.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on. If someone wants to go see a play whose business is it?

A lot of people have traveled to New York JUST TO SEE THIS PLAY. We should be happy it's here and we can save the air fare if we want to go.

As far as I know there are no plans to go house to house, round up people, and force them at gunpoint to see the play, so live and let live, people.

Anonymous said...

8:50 Doing his metrosexual little dance for a little approval from his wannabe peers. Lemmings.

Anonymous said...

Spend the evening reading factual historical accounts of Mr. Hamiltons accomplishments . Not watching a bunch of self centered wannabees cashing in on a historical personalities real life.

Anonymous said...

That would be "Hamilton's," self-centered, and "personality's." "Factual historical" is probably redundant--could something be historical but not factual? If so, give an example.

Could the play possibly make young people--the folks who do not spend their evenings reading--possibly excited enough about history to possibly study it more?

Tracy Thomas said...

What a bunch of rubes read TKC!

It IS based on a very comprehensive historical work about Hamilton.
It is the greatest musical of the past century, beating Guys and Dolls, finally.

I do have two friends who saw in in NY and Chicago, and made the huge mistake of failing to learn the libretto--(it IS an opera, after all). One paid $600 for her ticket mostly to be with the IN crowd on a Broadway tour. Sad. I was just embarrassed they and all their family members wasted their money-- because the lyrics go by very fast (I've listened 42 times already to the CD's), so they missed much of the import and thrill and content.

It HAS introduced a whole new generation to the American musical--AND taught them the history they should have learned in the public schools.

As for you not going, fine. More chances for me to score a good seat.

Tracy Thomas said...

One idea--what if TKC's biggest rivals saw Hamilton and then challenged one another to a duel?

Nominees???

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tracy. You made me think of calling out our beloved Byron to a duel.

Anonymous said...

I'm calling BS on 4:53. Hamilton the musical, like all movie and stage productions based on historical events, may be an artistic triumph but it plays fast and loose with real history. Simplistic, shallow, misleading - it may inspire its fans to look more deeply into the period it portrays, but in no way does it recreate that epoch.

See, for instance (there are many other examples):

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2016/03/17/lets-not-pretend-that-hamilton-is-history/ideas/nexus/

And anyway, my favorite is not Guys and Dolls, but Kiss Me Kate - and it will remain the best unless another Cole Porter comes along to top it.

Tracy Thomas said...

Sensational comment, 8:03. We need more enlightening links and comments such as yours. Bring it on.

The Zocalo link was wonderful, penned by an historian expert on Aaron Burr. And reading that, I might agree about the reason for the duel being caused by Hamilton. Like his son, they were hotheads given to hyperbole and short tempers. They'd both have loved TKC. But signed their names!

I might now recommend America's First Daughter, by Stephanie Bray.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25817162-america-s-first-daughter.

Today we might call Patsy Jefferson wildly co-dependent in hiding her father's many faults and shaping his history.

I also enjoyed 1776, (played viola at Wichita State when we mounted that production. Had a huge crush on Hal Davis, who played Jefferson and went on to major theatre performances nationally.

And yes: Cole Porter is great.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn’t to a geriatric shut-in with no taste or sophistication like you. This is not for you geezer. Don’t you dare think of attending. First of all, you’re broke as shit and can’t afford it. Second, it’s outside, and you don’t go there. Third, it’s over your fucking empty head.

Anonymous said...

Of course they did because you’re a monon who can’t think let alone speak.

Anonymous said...

Hey white-trash, jealous much? The play was written by someone smarter than you, more talented than you, and now more rich than you could even imagine. It is an American success story, and now amount of bitching and sour grapes from an American failure like you will change that This country needs more people like Lin Manuel Miranda, and less losers like you chuck.

Anonymous said...

Nah, think I’ll go see it. It’s art & culture. You continue to watch Fox News though. Rube.

Tracy Thomas said...

Hey, 10:51--Hamilton is not being staged outdoors, eg at Starlight. Way too risky.

It will be at The Music Hall, the larger of the two Theatre League standard venues, with 2400 seats, rather than just 1800 at the Kauffman Center.

Anonymous said...

won't fill the theater in kc