Hamilton Musical Review (Disney+ Movie vs. Theatre Version)

Awesome to watch the Hamilton Musical on Disney Plus performed by the original cast led by Lin-Manuel Miranda as the author and lead actor to celebrate the American Independence Day weekend.

Hamilton is a theatre hip hop musical about the story of the United States Founding Fathers particularly Alexander Hamilton. We watched Hamilton at the West End in London last 2018.

Here’s what we think about what we like about the theatre movie version vs. the live theatre production.

First Things First

This is one of our memorable dates with Rache watching the sold-out West End production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London last March 2018.  We almost missed this but luck was on our side, someone returned 2 tickets and we immediately grabbed that opportunity even if it was out of our budget.  I did not want to let this pass while we were in London.

Awesome to watch the Filipino cast: Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza Hamilton and Christine Allado as Peggy Schuyler/ Maria Reynolds (mistress)!

After the show, we waited for the fan moment with Rachelle Ann Go to congratulate her for the awesome Eliza performance (better than the original version).

Hamilton Disney+ Theatre Movie

Love the close-up shots of the theatre movie version that provides a more intimate connection with the characters.

This is my favorite scene — My Shot and love the cinematic shots of the movie version but it failed to capture the live energy of the thumping and clapping, the fast rap with clear diction, and the inspiring message that touched our pumped up hearts.

The King George performance of Michael Jibson in West End was a lot better and I remembered that we were laughing the whole time because the actor’s acting was on point with the British’s mocking humor of their crazy King George.

Every musical need a signature love song and ‘Helpless’ was done quite well. I understood this scene better because of the rewind sequence of Angelica Schuyler on how she secretly loves Alexander.

Love The Ten Duel Commandments movie version because of the close-up, wide, and eagle’s eye view shots that increased the drama of the scene.

I appreciate more the Rap Battle between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton because the captions were very helpful to provide context. You can pause the scene and google what happened during this time to better understand it.

I can still vividly remember  the piano/beatbox scene of Rachelle Ann Go which is way better than the original cast version.

The drama of the scenes was accentuated with the slow motions and lighting contrast during the movie version.

The message is more relevant today specially during this pandemic. You get to reflect on how and who you will tell your Covid war stories and make this moment count.

Will you be the Aaron Burr or the Alexander Hamilton in the post-Covid world?


Final Thoughts

Thank you to Lin-Manuel and the Hamilton team for releasing the Stage Theatre Movie version of Hamilton where we can experience the characters and the story in a more intimate and touching moment.

To be honest, I was inspired to make my story count more than ever during this pandemic despite the crisis, to help as many people as possible during this historic moment.

The Disney Plus movie version has better cinematic shots, more intimate relationship with the characters because of the close-ups, clear captions, and better context with slower R&B pacing. Of course, nothing beats Lin-Manuel’s Alexander Hamilton performance and we watched it over and over again this weekend.

Best of all, you can sing your hearts out in a karaoke rap session as you watch it.

The London West End Hamilton version is more awesome for us because you can feel the intense emotions and appreciate the precise synchronization of the fast rap, hip hop dance, and message delivery. We are also just proud of Rachelle Ann Go’s performance and appreciated it more after watching the movie.

I didn’t realize how special that Hamilton moment in London with Rache.  Proud to be a Filipino that night and happily reminiscing it once again.


Live an Awesome Life,
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: We paid for our Hamilton theater tickets and Disney+ subscription.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. You can watch Hamilton Musical in Disney+ and you would need a VPN to watch and a US credit card to subscribe to Disney+. 

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But just you wait, just you wait…

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The game has changed over the lockdown and we are now faced with a digital-first world. We’ve been evangelizing this for years in Manila but now the time has come. The winner in this digital marketing game is not the one with the best brand or the one who has the most money for marketing, but the one who can adapt to the changing dynamics of the post-Corona virus world.

If you are just new to this marketing craft, the past digital marketing success does not matter because everything was reset and we are all back to zero. Don’t use strategies and tactics that worked in the past.  Lean forward to what would work with the changing behaviors and lifestyle habits of the audience you serve.

It’s hard to do it alone or even ask another person who don’t know anything about digital marketing. What if you can leap frog with new ideas and strategies to 10X the organic effectivity of your marketing? What if you can work with mentors, forever-newbie learners, and experts to navigate and quickly adapt to what happens next?

Introducing…. 10X your Digital Marketing Program by Anton Diaz.

Sign-up here: 10XyourDigitalMarketing Pilot Program

About the program

This program is designed to leverage my learnings for the past 15 years in Our Awesome Planet, the latest thinking in digital marketing in the post-Corona World, and the power of the community of the student batch to fail forward together and learn what will work now.

In the 10X your digital marketing program, you’ll learn:

 What works NOW in digital marketing (and what’s not);
• Thru a weekly class (one day & all sessions will be recorded) on the most requested education topic of the students so that they can immediately learn and implement it into their business;
• From digital marketing practitioners what actually works for them during this pandemic;
•  Thru a workspace that will be created to share the latest learnings and ideas so that we can adapt quickly together; and
• To create the roadmap to 10X your digital marketing for your business thru my guidance.


Is this for YOU?

So, is this for you?  This is for you IF:

(  ) You have at least a business or a product that you can apply the digital marketing learnings and know if the strategies and tactics are effective.

( ) YOU don’t know digital marketing AT ALL or if you have knowledge already, be open to unlearn all the things you know.

( ) Open minded individuals.  There’s no age limit. Individuals who are willing to learn and share their learnings to the community.


To manage expectations

Remember that this is a pilot program. My end goal for this is to:

 Create an effective learning platform to teach how to 10X your digital marketing.
 Solicit testimonial on how effective the program is
 Create a COMMUNITY of learners to be able to adapt to the post-Corona Digital World


How much is the program?

I remember the first time I did Maven Secrets in 2009, it costs ₱25,000 for a 90-day program. My recent Digital Masterclass sessions in SMX Academix was priced at ₱35,000 for 6 sessions or ₱6,500 per session.

But these days, we need to help each other and I can’t charge you that much. Also, I want to help as much people as possible to survive and adapt through the post-Corona world. I also cannot give it for FREE because I have invested a lot in learning these and I’ll be devoting a big chunk of my time to help you 10X your digital marketing for your business.


So how much does it cost?

The program will only cost ₱2,000/month but on a per application basis. We want to curate the community so that we can learn from each other.

The pilot batch is where we experiment on what works in the learning and execution process of the digital marketing strategies.


How to Join the Pilot Batch?

We open the application for the pilot batch today until mid-July.

Please apply here: 10XyourDigitalMarketing Pilot Program

Once you get accepted, you just need to pay ₱2,000/month to be officially enrolled in the program. Price is protected as long as you continue to be part of the program.

We are launching the actual program in August with all the learnings in the pilot batch.

Thank you! Please share this with your family and friends that would benefit from the program 🙂


Live an Awesome Life,
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

P.S. Once we reach the target number for our pilot batch, we will close the program and open it again when we official launch it in August.

Join now! >> 10XyourDigitalMarketing Pilot Program





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Facebook: palengkego
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Mama V Delicious
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