The 25th anniversary tour just arrived at the Walton Arts Center, where it runs through Sunday.
There’s a reason the format has always proved popular. And here in Fayetteville, it’s being performed by Broadway talent.
I would wager that if you loved the original 1956 Broadway show or the 1964 film that you will love this production.
Despite the multiple avenues where someone might have already interacted with the show, Hamilton’s arrival at the Walton Arts Center remains a big deal.
Despite its ‘Mean Girls’ reputation, it mostly falls on the sweet side of things.
Just like the beloved children’s novel that spawned two full-scale movie versions, the musical adaptation is dark, weird and wild with plenty of onstage magic, some strong acting and interesting visuals.
The show is fast paced, with many short scenes, and does a great job of talking about the micro-connections of our human experience.
TheatreSquared has brought in a powerhouse cast featuring Broadway and television veterans to fill the rolls.
Matilda wants us to believe that if we put our mind to something, and it’s for the right side of things, our strengths will help us prevail.
After the run in Fayetteville, the show will take the stage at the Lincoln Center in New York.
The show is available in Fayetteville from Feb. 26-28 and again from March 4-7. It’s meant to be watched synchronously at 8 p.m.
This production was purposefully staged, imbued with a talented cast and carefully filmed. We are privileged to have such an offering from our own region.
The show marks the theater company’s first fully-staged, new production of its current season.
It’s quite the onstage wonder. The costuming is nothing short of amazing, and the adaptability of the set pieces, along with a seamless directorial style, make it all the more like an animated dream.
It’s frantic, and it’s thrilling theater. It’s also quite funny, and sometimes shockingly off-kilter.