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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 171

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3.0 star rating Terrie from St. Louis, Missouri

HAMILTON

It was a good performance, but not what I expected. My friends and I have season tickets to the Fox and were looking forward to this show. If I would have listened to the sound track before hand it might have been more enjoyable. It was hard to follow since most of the words in the songs were hard to make out. We saw the Sunday afternoon show on 4/24, and all I can say is that I was a little disappointed that it was hard to follow the charaters words since you couldn't understand what they were saying when they were singing.

3.0 star rating Rick E. from Seattle, Washington

SOUND WAS OFF

I loved the show, but something was very wrong with either the sound or some actors. Lafayette, for example - never understood a single word. He got slightly better as Jefferson later. Other actors were also hard to hear. Hamilton himself was clear. This same thing happened in JCS when it came through.

3.0 star rating KCO from Washington, District of Columbia

ACCOMPANY MUSIC WAY TOO LOUD

Great set costumes music singing but the music especially the bass drum of the drum set was set way way too loud. Much of what was said by the singers was completely covered by the over produced music and pounding bass drum/ sub bass keyboard. I felt sometimes like I was in a rock concert. heard several others at intermission discussing the same thing. During chorus songs where everyone was singing it was fine but individual songs or quiet areas of the songs the drums just covered the soloists and pounded the beat way over the top.

3.0 star rating Taiwanna S. from Washington, District of Columbia

WHY ARE ALL THE 5 STAR REVIEWS LISTED FIRST? THE TRUTH NEEDS TO BE TOLD.

So excited to see Hamilton! Spent $$$ on great seats. Had the soundtrack on full volume every Saturday morning for weeks! While not big fans of rap, my husband and I have been exposed to rap by our daughter and every summer, all summer long as our 2 teen grandchildren spend summer break with us. SO DISAPPOINTED in the singing in the first act in particular. WE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING with the exception of solos. I thought it was the sound system- but this was the Kennedy Center! The dancing, the choreography, the set and scenery ALL EXCEPTIONAL. Thankfully we were able to understand and enjoy the second act but I feel I have been duped. We read the reviews, BUT DIDN’T SCROLL TO PAGE 20 WHERE THE 3 STAR and BELOW reviews ARE HIDDEN! NO, I SADLY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND anyone see this particular performance. At least not without subtitles.

3.0 star rating Erin Brown from Baltimore, Maryland

POOR SOUND QUALITY

I am a HUGE Hamilton fan and very familiar with all the music and story. I was so looking forward to seeing it again post-COVID. The sound quality at the Hippodrome fell short. Though the orchestra and music were fantastic, it overwhelmed the vocals. It was very difficult to hear the performances. In addition, during the second half there was an emergency of some kind in the upper balcony and the cast had to clear the stage during the beginning of the second act. This lasted for at least 5 minutes. While we never did know what happened, the show did go on and they restarted the number. I would say overall the second half was much better. I found all the cast to be talented, but it was just very difficult to hear them at times. Hoping this can be corrected prior to future shows.

3.0 star rating D from Toronto, Ontario

DID THEY RUN A SOUNDCHECK?

Caught this show in 2020 when it came to Toronto, and was very excited to see it's return. Sadly, I was incredibly disappointed. The audio was terribly balanced. Certain cast members were practically inaudible and the score was wildly overpowering the vocals. About 2/3 through the show I think someone finally made a change and this improved. It was unfortunate since there were so many elements that were wonderfully executed. It was an otherwise amazing show (the swing cast was fantastic!), I just wish I was able to hear half of the show.

3.0 star rating Eric from Schenectady, New York

GREAT BUT DRUMS AND BASS TOO LOUD!

Love the show and this cast was wonderful. Seeing the full staging was incredible after watching Disney plus version with too many closeups. However, the drums and bass were way too hot in the mix. They obliterated intelligibility of lyrics as well as the other musicians in the pit orchestra. Balance was way off. Others sitting around me had the same reaction at intermission. Hope they can fix this.

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Brilliant engrossing UNFORGETTABLE

This is theatre at its best!

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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