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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16



4.0 star rating Carl Davidson from Chicago, Illinois


Yesterday’s performance had a Black king. That seems an odd choice. The white goofy king is among the most consistent and powerful commentaries in the show. When we laugh at the white idiot king, we’re laughing at — and acknowledging — a much bigger thing, whether we know it out first or not. To take away that contrast, to eliminate that message, is absurd. Also missing from yesterday’s performance was the line about immigrants getting it done. A dropped line? Or more sanitizing? The vocal performances sound just a little less edgy, a little more “big dance musical.” I sure hope this isn’t “suburbanizing“ the show so that WASPyvgrandparents come see it.

3.0 star rating RichL from Chicago, Illinois


The performers were good, the subject matter okay. I was surprised by the amount of rap music. The theater was uncomfortable, too warm and difficult to get out of

3.0 star rating Elle Killeen from Chicago, Illinois


I have never seen a show where the dancers wore shoes that squeaked. It was distracting. This is no fault of the excellent performers. This is a total fail that rests on the shoulders of the director and costume designer.

3.0 star rating Dana from Chicago, Illinois


If you saw the original cast, this one simply doesn’t have it. I was left disappointed, not for the lack of trying on cast’s and my part. This was the first Hamilton (I’ve seen total 6 times) where I didn’t want to do a standing ovation. Eh.

2.0 star rating Crissy from Chicago, Illinois


I saw Hamilton in Chicago twice before the pandemic but was unpleasantly surprised by this new cast. I wanted to love the experience since it was an anniversary gift but I couldn't. Some of musical numbers sounded off key and the dancers were robotic. Maybe the cast's chemistry will grow with each performance. I wouldn't recommend this to someone that has seen the original Chicago cast. As for the theater, it is a work of art. The reliefs on the wall and ceiling were stunning. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I look forward to seeing another performance there.

2.0 star rating Sean from Chicago, Illinois


Intelligible dialect and writing. Poor and cheap costumes and sets. Singing off key. Went so far on the woke scale they missed the point...which is to entertain. What a waste.

2.0 star rating B from Chicago, Illinois


Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about theater, I love Hamilton, I think it’s very well written and there’s so much to say and do with this show. But all of that can be easily thrown away when you have a cast that seeks laughs and gags over the story telling and singing. Over and over again the cast did some sort of “hip thrusting” motion at random times to seek a laugh. At one point you had ensemble members doing “goofy” motions on the side. It completely took away from important parts of the show. As well as casting people that were not fit to take on these rolls. I am not at all trying to bring down the cast because I’m sure in other rolls and in other shows, they would excel. But how do you direct this show and see the choices they make like “running away like sonic”(Philip) or switching octaves in the middle of sentences EVEN words??? (Burr) How do you direct this and say, yup you can do that in the show. I was sad when I left the theater and I can’t believe I was watching this show in Chicago :(


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brilliant Unforgettable GAME-CHANGING

Hamilton truly is an American musical for every American

My turn to experience this theatrical tour de force came a few weeks into the Chicago run... But how does one even start to review a musical so iconic it's already spawned its very own Off-Broadway satire show.

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