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5 Musicals We’d Love To See On These Historical Figures

01/11/2017 at 2:05 | Amy Cooper // Staff Writer
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It’s Alexander Hamilton‘s would-be birthday today. 

If you didn’t start rapping the words to Hamilton when you read that, then you’re missing out on one of the best musicals ever!

So, in honor of the fact that Lin-Manuel Miranda is practically ROLLING IN IT thanks to a historical figure’s back story, here’s 5 other musicals we’d love to see done:


1776, or The Signing Of The Declaration of Independence

Okay, this one already exists, but hear me out. This is one of my favorite musicals EVER. Now, I know they have a stage play of this, but I’d love to actually see this play from Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson‘s perspective. This is kind of an outsider’s perspective, mainly focusing on John Adams, and I’d like to see how it would play off the other way. Though, nobody could be as effective as William Daniels (AKA Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World) as John Adams.


Ronald Reagan

Okay, so during every election for the most part of my adult life, I have noticed that Presidential candidates always love to bring up one president: Ronald Reagan. Whether it’s to cite his politics, his movie career, his general nature, is beyond me. But it’s totally something that could be made into a musical. We’re sure of it.


Charles Darwin

C’mon, how would you like to see a musical of the teachings of Darwinism? That would actually be pretty hysterical if the right people got a hold of it.


Sigmund Freud

This could probably be a more X-Rated drama, but if Sigmund Freud has a twisted back story, it could definitely be a dark type of musical. I mean, if Daniel Radcliffe can be on stage naked, I think we’ve got a chance with Freud. It could also be drafted into an interpretation performance art type musical, which could get pretty trippy.


Al Capone


Gangster Musicals. You could even have a dance number similar to “Smooth Criminal.” I mean, it would be CRIMINAL not to.



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