Are you a Hamilton fan? Do you know what Hamilton is? I didn’t until about two years ago. Kalissa and her family got me loving Hamilton.
For those of you who don’t know, Hamilton is a play…technically I guess a musical that has been sweeping through Broadway and now happily is touring in places like Des Moines Iowa.
I had found out earlier in the year that Hamilton was coming to Des Moines and wanted to go. Then looked and tickets were well out of my range. Nope…not $250 for a ticket. So I was a little sad.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago…Kayla contacted me and told her that her friend Liz has season tickets. She’d already seen Hamilton and something came up and she wouldn’t be going. She wanted to know if Kayla wanted the tickets. Kayla said she had something going on but she was sure I would want the tickets. SHE WAS RIGHT. I did! So…I got two tickets. The best news, they were only $60 each, and Liz had valet parking. WHOOT!!! WHOOT!!!
This girl was going to see Hamilton. Now the problem, I could only take one person with me. Being it was Kalissa’s family that got me hooked on Hamilton, I asked Kalissa if she wanted to go with me.
Sunday was our day to go. Here we are…
It was a Sunday matinee which was perfect for us as we had a three-hour drive to Des Moines.
Oh my, we had a ….great time. We were seriously both smiling the whole day long!
We were definitely small-town girls “in the big city” as we had no idea how valet parking worked. Of course, we knew they took our car and we didn’t have to park it but we didn’t know the details or where to pull up or how to retrieve our car so kind of just guessed and we ended up doing okay.
We had great seats…just a few in from the door which made it closer to us for the bathrooms and getting out.
For those of you who don’t know, the play is completely sung- much in rap-style music, but don’t let that turn you off. It’s awesome. It’s based on the life of Alexander Hamilton one of our Founding Fathers who now graces the $10 bill. He was also the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Kalissa originally showed me the play on Disney Plus. It’s still there and I HIGHLY recommend it. If you haven’t watched it before and do. I also highly recommend watching it with the subtitles. You’ll catch more that way.
I’m not one that watches shows more than once but this I’ve watched many times. Carver, my five-year-old grandson, loves it too. Carver loves Hamilton so much that when asked to pick out a movie to watch, he often picks Hamilton on Disney Plus. It’s a movie that I’ll sit down and watch with him.
Carver was so sad when he found out that we had tickets but not one for him. He so badly wanted to go. He kept saying he was jealous of us. What a cutie. We did end up buying him a shirt…and I bought one for myself.
All week long, lyrics have been running through my head. I’ve found myself singing from time to time too. Kalissa said she was the same.
We were both afraid to go to the play and then find ourselves comparing the Disney version to the live version and being disappointed somehow but we totally weren’t. We actually loved the play even more. So much was happening with the ensemble, it was just awesome to see live. I totally recommend it!!
If you’re wondering why the title of this post is “In the room where it happened”? It’s one of the songs from the show.
One of the characters sings a song, “I want to be in the room where it happened”. So on the way home, Kelli called and asked how the show was and both Kalissa and I yelled, “We were in the room where it happened!!” So-so fun.
Kalissa’s comment was that she REALLY wants to take Carver someday. My comment…I REALLY WANT TO GO WITH YOU and see it again!! How incredibly fun! If the show comes to your town…or even one three hours away, it’s totally worth going!! If you at all like plays and haven’t seen it, at least watch it on Disney Plus.