Jul 1, 2020
A toast to the groom! To the bride! To knowing you'll always regret the sacrifice you made for your sister!
In this updated 2019 episode, Kirk takes a dive into Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic Broadway musical Hamilton, focusing on Renée Elise Goldsberry's first act showstopper, "Satisfied."
Regret tinges an otherwise joyous day as Angelica Schuyler remembers the night she met Alexander Hamilton, fell in love with him, and quickly realized they could never be together. It's a heady mix of complex rhyme schemes, powerhouse vocals, and musical character motifs so densely interwoven that it's hard to keep track of them all.
(Note: This is an updated version of an episode that originally ran on May 1, 2019. It includes a new intro and outro, a couple of small editing tweaks, the show's current theme music, a new aside about Angelica's introduction to Alexander, and some added mentions of Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton's fabulous musical director.)
Artist: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Album: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), 2015
Composed by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tracks from The Hamilton Instrumentals, 2017
OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Reich
This episode's outro soloist is the wonderful bay area pianist/accordionist Rob Reich. He's got a bunch of albums you can check out and contributes to an array of interesting projects and experiments. Find more at his website, http://www.robreich.com/.
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