Hamilton, Bass Performance Hall

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Hamilton is currently my favorite musical of all time, and after experiencing it for the third time in Fort Worth, TX, at the stunning Bass Performance Hall, I am more convinced than ever of its brilliance. This is a spectacle fans will want to revisit while it is here, and those who have never seen the performance should relish the fact that they get to witness one of the most expertly crafted musicals by the genius Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Running until June 23rd, Hamilton is the show to splurge on for good seats. Based on Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton" and set to a comprehensive score of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and pop, many will appreciate the modern and entertaining telling of one of America's most intriguing founding fathers. We get a vivid glimpse into Hamilton's life, involving his political endeavors and his heartfelt relationship with his dear Eliza.

Blaine Alden Krauss delivers a powerful performance as the titular character, while Kendyl Sayuri Yokoyama, despite a height difference with Krauss, captivates as Eliza with her beautifully powerful voice and superb acting skills. Deon'te Goodman shines as Aaron Burr, and Vanessa Magula, stepping in for Lencia Kebede, portrays Angelica Schuyler with an outstanding rendition of "Satisfied." Kameron Richardson brings a commanding presence as George Washington, and Simon Longnight charms as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, eliciting big reactions from the audience.

Paul Louis Lessard's portrayal of King George is a comedic highlight. His impeccable singing ability on humorous songs, especially hitting incredibly high notes with ease, coupled with his speech-level humorous tone, is a delight. One of his funniest moments is when he exclaims, "I'm so blue!" and with a whip of his staff, the stage turns the color blue, leaving the audience in stitches.

One of the standout elements of Hamilton is its music. Unlike many musicals that feature a few big hits, Hamilton boasts hit after hit after hit. Choosing a favorite song is nearly impossible, with contenders like the opening, "Alexander Hamilton," "My Shot," "Schuyler Sisters," "Satisfied," "That Would Be Enough," and "It's Quiet Uptown" being my personal favorites. The sheer number of bangers from this one production is astounding.

The choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler is nothing short of remarkable throughout the entire performance. A standout moment is the slow-motion portrayal of the bullet traveling towards Hamilton, symbolizing his final thoughts before his passing. The actress depicting the bullet is moved closer to Hamilton by other performers in a slow, deliberate motion, creating a powerful and piercing visual. Additionally, the slow-rotating floor adds a layer of magic to scenes, where the talents freeze while the floor’s rotation adds an unreal dynamic and mesmerizing effect.

Howell Binkley's lighting design is equally impressive, with colors and timing that enhance every scene. Directed by the talented Thomas Kail, this production not only offers a plethora of incredible, catchy songs but also an emotional depth that showcases the humanity of Hamilton. 

The story explores Hamilton's imperfections, the detrimental effects his choices have on his family, and their responses to death. It also delves into the political maneuvers he undertook to achieve his influence. This intricate portrayal of his life makes for a compelling and moving narrative.

Don't miss this incredible production at Bass Performance Hall. Whether you're a returning fan or a first-time viewer, Hamilton promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.


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Venue Info:

Bass Performance Hall

525 Commerce Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Final Verdict:With a stunning cast, unforgettable music, and captivating choreography, this is a must-see musical running until June 23rd at Bass Performance Hall. Don't miss out!