Hamilton Comes to Greensboro!
April 29- The Broadway show “Hamilton” came to Greensboro from April 6 through April 24, 2022. The cast included Edred Utomi as Alexander Hamilton, Zoe Jensen as Eliza Hamilton, and Josh Tower as Aaron Burr.
“I love seeing Broadway shows and it’s awesome that we got to experience “Hamilton” this close to home. It was a really great cast and all of their voices were really good,” senior London Carter said.
“Hamilton” is arguably the most popular Broadway show in history. After Lin Manuel Miranda’s creation and cast in 2015, the show took the world by storm. It became even more popular after a professionally recorded show from Lin Manuel Miranda’s cast aired on Disney+ in July of 2020.
“The live show of “Hamilton” was really good! I really liked the person who played Eliza, she had a wonderful voice. I also loved the George Washington character,” high school history teacher Mrs. Orenstein said.
In my opinion, I think the show was amazing. I know I have been a fan of “Hamilton” since middle school, so getting to see it live was very meaningful to me. I think the cast was amazing, and the director, Thomas Kail, did an amazing job.
“As to the accuracy of Hamilton, they did a good job at getting a lot of facts about his life, I just don’t think he would have agreed that he was an immigrant, because he never really saw himself as an immigrant,” Mrs. Orenstein said. “Some things they did get right was how influential he was in the Revolutionary War. He wrote most of the federalist papers, and he was really against slavery. He worked really hard to abolish slavery in New York. He even made a school with his own money to offer an education for African Americans”.
Morbius Movie Review
April 29- Morbius is a horror/fantasy film that was released into theaters on April 1, 2022. Morbius was originally supposed to be released in July 2020 but the premiere was rescheduled to a later date due to the pandemic.
Morbius was produced by Sony in association with Marvel. Jared Leto plays the main character Dr. Michael Morbius. Dr. Morbius has a rare blood disease and is
on a search to find a cure. He is determined to find a way to heal children suffering from the same disease.
He decides to infuse his own blood with vampire blood, and originally it seemed like the infusion aided him. Eventually, he finds himself with a multitude of different powers and great darkness inside him. He continues through the movie as the anti-hero, Morbius.
“I was not that excited to see Jared Leto as Morbius. He did such a terrible job playing the Joker, why would he be cast in such a major movie,” states Callie Foust
Morbius unfortunately did not do great in the eyes of the public. It received a lot of criticism due to Leto playing the main character. The movie currently has a rating of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics are saying that the movie lacked structure and was rushed. The movie’s budget was seventy-five million dollars and it has made around sixty-nine million dollars In America so far.
“I think I’ll wait until the movie is on a streaming service to watch it. I have heard too many bad things about it,” states Amelia Maxey