It’s official! Revolutionary musical, Hamilton, is coming to Melbourne in March 2022.
This is not a drill. After stopping shows due to lockdown, Hamilton will resume its Sydney season in October. Then, it will then move on to Melbourne as originally planned next year on Wednesday March 16. Tickets are now on sale.
You won’t be able to ‘Say No To This’.
The Australian producer for Hamilton, Michael Cassel, said of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s production that it is ‘musical theatre at its most innovative, original and transformative best’ and is the reason why it needed to come to Australian audiences.
For the uninitiated, the story of Hamilton, The Musical is the story of Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury and right-hand man of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. He was a black immigrant from the West Indies and just like his country, he is ‘young, scrappy and hungry’.
The innovative soundtrack rocked the world, causing the musical to sweep the Tony Awards in 2016. With a blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop, it won Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations and Best Musical at the Tony’s. It also won a Pulitzer Prize for drama that same year.
Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre at 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.
When: Wednesday March 16, 2022.
How long: The show runs for about two hours and 50 minutes, including intermission.
Find your tickets and further info here.