Because I Heart Historical Musicals

I’ll admit it…I have a thing for shows that can teach me a little something about American History. Whether it’s 1776, Assassins, or any of the others that illuminate history as they jaunt along through the realms of song and dance, I’m hooked.

That’s why when I heard that Lin-Manuel Miranda was working on the Alexander Hamilton Mixtape, I immediately raced off to find out everything I could about the project. If you haven’t seen any of his work before, please check him out – one of the most creative minds and endearing personalities to come out of the musical theatre scene over the past few years. I love how he uses rap to bring a fresh look to the dusty-old-textbook version of stories we’ve heard hundreds of time.

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6 thoughts on “Because I Heart Historical Musicals

  1. So excited that you shared this! I’ll have to look into it some more. I saw IN THE HEIGHTS recently in Chicago. I missed it when the original cast came through a few years ago, and I’ve been kicking myself in the butt ever since…

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