Hamilton arrives at Bass Hall January 18-February 6, 2022, but students can start learning about the show right now.
Show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recently announced that #EduHam, the education program tied to the immensely popular Broadway musical, will be made available for free online. With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping schools closed, the program allows students to be creative theatre artists while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Appropriately called #EduHam at Home, the digital program encourages teens and their families to explore the world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and America’s founding era, and then create music or art projects based on what they learned.
“Out of everything that has come from Hamilton, I am most proud of #EduHam and of the students who have created their own incredible work from primary sources,” Miranda said in a press release. “I’m thrilled that we can make Hamilton learning a family experience, led by the students at home during this unprecedented time.”
#EduHam at Home asks students to research figures and events from American history and compose songs, poems, scenes or hip-hop numbers based on what they’ve learned. Students submit their work online and show cast members will choose the 10 best every week. Those selected will be featured through social media.
Other Broadway shows have recently released online versions of their school-based curriculum. For The Lion King, Disney Theatrical Productions recently unveiled The Lion King Experience, which trains students in the process of staging their own versions of the musical, and Come From Away has launched a home-learning activity called I Am An Islander.
To learn more about #EduHam at Home, please visit the #EduHam at Home website.