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“Hamilton”: An Amazing, Baffling Spectacle, at The Orpheum, S.F.

“Hamilton”: An Amazing, Baffling Spectacle, at The Orpheum, S.F.

Miranda’s Rap Extravaganza Makes Pop Art of History by Barry Willis When tickets for the national touring production of “Hamilton” went on sale this past spring, at $200 for the cheapest seats, they sold out instantly. Almost as quickly the price doubled and tripled on the secondary market. There are tales of eager fans paying many multiples of face value for good seats. Whether they are good value is an open question. At San Francisco’s capacious Orpheum Theatre through August…

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Barry Willis

Barry Willis

Barry Willis is a writer, editor, and artist living in Sonoma County. A theater critic for the Marin Independent Journal, and formerly an art and theater critic with the Pacific Sun, he has been a member of the San Francisco Theater Critics Circle since 2006, and president of the organization since 2012. He is also a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. In his non-theater life, he is an electronics expert specializing in high-performance audio and video. He worked…

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