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2,700 Students and Teachers Attend Hamilton Performance

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The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway continued at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 21 when 2,700 students and teachers from 38 Denver area high schools attended the matinee performance of the musical at The Buell Theatre. 

 The all-student matinee performance in Denver provided more than 2,700 Denver area high school students the opportunity to experience the musical HAMILTON after having spent several weeks in their classrooms studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers.  

In addition to seeing a performance of HAMILTON, students participated in a Q&A with members of the HAMILTON cast.  As well, students representing various schools in attendance performed an original work they created based on their classroom studies – songs, rap, poetry, scenes, monologues – on The Buell Theatre stage in front of their peers.   

The Hamilton Education Program is one of several history education programs at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Its president, James G. Basker — who devised the education program in New York in tandem with HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, The Rockefeller Foundation and the NYC Department of Education — adds, “This project is transformative. HAMILTON has struck a chord with our nation’s students because it embodies what great history education is all about: bringing the past to life, and fostering connections with the exceptional individuals and moments that have made us who we are. This program empowers students to reclaim their own narrative and empowers teachers to bridge classroom learning with the stage.”

Schools that participated in the March 21 program included: 

  • Alameda International High School
  • Arapahoe Ridge High School
  • Atlas Preparatory School
  • Bruce Randolph High School
  • Denver School of Science and Technology Green Valley Ranch High School
  • Denver South High School
  • DSST: College View High School
  • Early College Academy
  • Emily Griffith High School
  • Global Leadership Academy
  • Harrison High School
  • High Tech Early College
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Justice High School
  • KIPP Denver Collegiate High School
  • KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
  • Legacy Options High School
  • Manual High School
  • Mapleton Early College High School
  • Moffat School (K-12)
  • Monte Vista High School
  • Noel Community Arts School
  • North High School
  • Northglenn High School
  • Overland High School
  • RiseUp Community School
  • Sheridan High School
  • Sierra High School
  • Strive Prep RISE
  • STRIVE Prep- SMART
  • STRIVE Prepatory Schools – Excel Campus
  • The New America School Thornton
  • Vantage Point High School
  • Venture Prep
  • West Early College
  • West Leadership Academy
  • York International

  Google has worked with the HAMILTON producers to make tickets for this educational partnership available thanks to funding from their philanthropic arm, Google.org. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War.

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