I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, November 26, 2018

New York City High School Students and Hamilton the musical

What: New York City High Schoolers Perform Their Own Hamilton Inspired Original Material

Where: Richard Rodgers Theater
             226 W. 46th St.
             New York, NY

When: November 14, 2018

Students from 17 different high schools participated in a unit on Hamilton in their classrooms. As part of this unit, they  were able to create their own poems, songs, rap, poetry, scenes, and monlogues related to Hamilton and/or the period of history covered by Hamilton the musical. The culmination of this program was the opportunity for the students and their teachers to attend a recent matinee of Hamilton on Broadway. In addition, some of the students were actually able to perform their own material on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The display of talent by these students was awe-inspiring. For a complete list of performances, see below.  The event was truly a delight for anyone lucky enough to be in attendence.

Esther Madeira, Jessica Quinte, Victoria Cuello
Alexander Hamilton Prepatory Academy
Remember the Ladies spoken word

Alexa Victor
Amityville Memorial High School
Boston Massace spoken word

Darnae Pauley
Bronx Collegiate Academy
Revolution Rap

Flavia Shyti, Tristan Liquori, Randy Castillo
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
King George's Response to the Revolution spoken word

Kelyann Lugo
Fordham Leadership Academy
Boston Tea Party Poem

Eury Acevedo, Yousef Alshami
High School for Contemporary Arts
Burr v Hamitlon rap battle

Benjamin Izquierdo, Christopher Martinez
High School of Health Careers and Sciences
Colonists v Loyalists rap battle

Keeble Jackson
Humanities and the Arts Magnet High School
Sons of Liberty spoken word

Pheona Angoy, Adja Thomas, Adriel James
Midwood High School
Paul Revere poem

Analeise Ringgenberg, Chelsea Pryce
Newburgh Academy
Thomas Paine rap

Ginger Sakarya
Sleepy Hollow High School
Massacre in Boston song

Aidah Masoud, Arianna Pina
World View High School
Jefferson v Adams rap battle


The event which was first launched in 2016 was created and  presented through the joint efforts of Hamilton, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The Rockefeller Foundation and the NYC Department of Education.

For more information about the program, visit www.gilderlehrman.org/content/hamilton-education-program.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All event photos by Walter McBride

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