Hell hath no fury like a musical theatre fan scorned. Yesterday, Sydney‘s State Theatre dropped a hell of a tease – simply a photo of Lin Manuel Miranda and the promise of “something big” being announced the next day (that’s today, March 7), which sent musical theatre fans into a spiral.
The post in question, which has since been removed:
Could it be that Hamilton was finally about to make its first-ever appearance in Australia? It’s something that fans have been yearning for ever since the production hit Broadway in 2015.
In a word: no.
The State Theatre made its ~big announcement~ today that it was not going to be playing host to the maiden Aussie run of Hamilton. Hell, not even Lin Manuel Miranda was going to be showing up for a solo performance or anything. Nope, the theatre proudly announced that the musical theatre adaptation of Bring It On is coming over.
An absolute bait and switch here, folks. It’s not even April 1 and a whole swathe of theatre fans have been mercilessly duped by a heritage-listed theatre, and let me tell ya, the punters were not stoked about it.
that announcement had me shitting myself that it might be hamilton but now that it’s bring it on and it’s not even coming to melbourne (yet) im kinda disappointed
— army-lia⁷ 🔍⍤⃝🔎 (@gonefullboyle) March 7, 2019
Both posts have since been removed from the State Theatre’s Facebook page, so I can only assume that this has backfired up the wazoo.
Granted, Lin Manuel Miranda did co-write and co-composed the soundtrack of the musical, but it’s a hell of a long bow to draw. It’s a stretch.
Regardless, if you want to go and see the Lin Manuel Miranda-soundtracked production loosely based on the 2000 cult teen flick Bring It On, then you’re in luck, it’ll be hitting Sydney’s State Theatre for a limited run in August, and you can sign up for the ticket waitlist over on the musical’s website.