Coming To Twain House: 10 Things To Know Before You See 'Hamilton'
HARTFORD The national tour of the blockbuster musical Hamilton will have a three-week run in Hartford at the Bushnell in December. Are you ready for the complete theatrical experience? Single tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept.8. (See related stiry oin this blog page.)
Variety theater critic and Connecticut arts writer Frank Rizzo presents 10 Things to Know Before You See Hamilton at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Thursday, September 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Hamilton has changed how we view musicals as well as our own American history, says Rizzo, who also writes for The Hartford Courant, The New York Times, Hartford and Connecticut magazines, and American Theatre magazine. Lin-Manuel Miranda's innovative show is rich in music, character, story, and history. Having a fuller understanding of the musical can make the experience of seeing or even listening to 'Hamilton 'all the more enjoyable.
Rizzo has previously presented a three-class course about the musical for University of Hartfords Presidents' College and has lectured about the show in venues in Connecticut and New York City.
In his audio-visual presentation, Rizzo describes the back story of the shows creation, discusses how the artistic team developed the work over time, reveals how accurate the musical is to history, and talks about Hamilton's impact on education, politics, and culture. By breaking down a song or two, he'll also show why the musical is as revolutionary as its subject matter.
Tickets are $20. Get yours HERE.