My favorite scene(or song, rather, since we can’t view the actual musical) was Yorktown. It had a solid revolutionary vibe that was exciting. Although it spends a lot of time on the introductions of key characters, the musical seems to require it. None of the characters, as far as the pictures go, are iconic enough to be able to identify them by sight. This section of lyrics was particularly good:
“To my brother’s revolutionary covenant
I’m runnin’ with the Sons of Liberty and I am lovin’ it!
See, that’s what happens when you up against the ruffians
We in the shit now, somebody gotta shovel it!”
The pattern of speech, while awkward on paper, works with the musical style. This song really amps up just before the chorus:
“We negotiate the terms of surrender
I see George Washington smile
We escort their men out of Yorktown
They stagger home single file
Tens of thousands of people flood the streets
There are screams and church bells ringing
And as our fallen foes retreat
I hear the drinking song they’re singing…”
When listening to the song, you can hear excitement in the performers’ voices as this song reaches a crescendo.