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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

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2.0 star rating Cathy from Columbus, Ohio

UNDERWHELMING

My husband and I were greatly looking forward to this... but we ended up leaving during intermission. First, the positives: King George was easy to love, and the choreography was a delight. Unfortunately, the rest of the production fell flat. The rapping was mostly unintelligible, and cast members were both off-key and lacked compelling singing voices. The acting was also a miss. The writing / dialogue left much to be desired despite the acclaim, and I found that the jokes generally fell flat. (I have seen a number of Broadway shows in New York and they were all vastly higher in quality.) It was probably the most disappointing musical I have been to - possibly because my expectations were so high. I would save my money up for another show.

2.0 star rating Dan Kilgore from San Antonio, Texas

HAMILTON HYPE

Lots of hype around the show maybe raised expectations too high. The show was good, but not spectacular. Hard to follow the rap pace, plus the phrasing used in rap, so the story gets lost. Choreography is minimal and the majesty of typical musical numbers just isn’t there. Have been a season ticket holder for 10 years and would rank this show in the bottom 25% of shows.

2.0 star rating Gail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TOO BAD WE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE WORDS

My husband and I were excited to see Hamilton in Milwaukee. Our seats were excellent, but when a play’s story is dependent on the audience understanding what the actors are singing, it fell short. My husband understood nothing and I struggled to pick out words. Very disappointing.

2.0 star rating Rona Tattersdill from Naples, Florida

HAMILTON

What a disappointment! The in house sound system was totally unbalanced. As an orchestral musician with excellent hearing I struggled to hear the words. The solo songs were drowned out by just the violins at times and generally the singers voices were almost inaudible. There was no power in the performance which was happening on the stage but failed to reach or include the audience. Such a shame because the costumes, set and choreography were excellent.

2.0 star rating Susan from West Palm Beach, Florida

OVERHYPED AND UNDERWHELMING

This was all about the hype. The production was mediocre at best. This great story was lost amid poorly developed characters and rhythm. Most of the story takes place behind the scenes with the characters merely telling telling us about it in Dr Seuss-like fashion. For a few minutes, the first act after the intermission gave me hope. What a shame we weren’t shown more historical action and debate. It wasn’t always clear who each of the characters were. The women characters seemed to have been brought in as an aside, and did nothing to add to Hamilton’s story. Even Hamilton’s son death story was under whelming. Overall, it was boring, and certainly not worth the ticket price.

2.0 star rating Harry from Toronto, Ontario

VERY WEAK CASTING

I saw Hamilton a few years ago in London not knowing a thing about the play except all the hype and I left blown away! I would have given it 5 of 5 stars. I was very excited when it finally came to Toronto and went with my family...to huge disappointment. The casting was well below what we are used to in Toronto and the biggest shame was that Hamilton himself was probably the worst of the worst. He lacked charisma and spunk. The second key actor, his wife, was probably the second weakest performer?!?! The rest were average to fantastic - The king, Burr and Jefferson were fantastic. Anyway, I had huge expectations after seeing it in London and this production, uncharacteristically for a Mirvish Production, failed big time.

2.0 star rating John from Miami, Florida

GO TO NY

We saw HamIlton Last night in Miami. Wow, I will go to New York next time. Poor acoustics. I could not understand what was said at all times. Not ready cast. Scenography can be recreated fir $500 at Ikea. Ziff Theater is horrible and to top it off two seats from me there was a woman sneezing and coughing so much that people tokd het she should have stayed home. Not worth it at all.

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This is what our reviewer, Nicola Quinn, had to say when she saw Hamilton on Broadway in 2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspired by his love for 90's rap and hip hop, and Broadway - it's in this mash-up that we experience music which moves by lyrics, beats

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