This summer, fans of the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the show and its related activities. From special events to educational programs, there is something for everyone. Here are just six of the many can’t-miss activities and events for Hamilton fans this summer:
Attend a Free Outdoor Screening of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Classic Carousel in Central Park
The visual treat of Central Park is filled with history, and the classic carousel is one of the park’s most recognizable features. The R&H Carousel, located in the middle of Central Park, was designed by Adolphe Roger.
It is one of the most recognizable carousels in the world and was originally located in Paris. The R&H Carousel was built in 1893 and was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Walt Disney World in Florida.
The park also hosts several special events throughout the summer and fall, including an annual flea market, puppet shows, and nature programs.
Take a Trip to See Hamilton in Boston, MA
Boston is where Hamilton belongs, and this summer sees the city’s first production of the musical. The summer’s first major engagement is the Boston presentation’s premiere.
The production will play at the Citizens Bank Opera House. It’s the perfect place to see the Hamilton Boston show if you’re able to get tickets.
The set design is incredible, with tons of details such as painted portraits of supporters and players in the seats and hanging lanterns above the stage.
Attend a Free Workshop on How to Write Your Own Musical
This workshop is specifically for young students who want to learn how to write their musical. The program is taught by renowned composer Marc Shaiman, who has worked on many Broadway shows, including Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, and The Lion King.
In this one-day workshop, students will learn the process of writing a musical and how to structure a simple plot. Afterward, they will be able to create a treatment for their musical, including a synopsis, keywords, and a list of likely songs and scenes. The workshop is offered at the School of Performing Arts and is free.
See the New York Philharmonic Perform Songs from Hamilton
The New York Philharmonic has done a series of concerts to promote Hamilton. The show is the perfect backdrop for these fundraising concerts, as the orchestra rewrites some of the show’s most popular compositions for the stage.
This is a must-do for Hamilton fans, as it includes a concert performance and a free after concert at Carnegie Hall. While in New York, I also caught a free performance of two additional original Broadway shows, As the Bells Swing and Beautiful byDefault.
Enjoy a Free (Perishable) Meal at a Broadway Show
Theatre food is usually garbage, but some shows have genuinely good food. On Broadway, you can try a real meal from a Broadway show, as opposed to the “twinkie” offerings that are standard at every show. These include the seafood chowder from Señora Mexicana, the steak and broccoli from The Great Comet, and macaroni and cheese from Waitress. These are not good for your health and are more caloric than a Twinkie.
Visit the Art of World Wars I and II at the American Museum of Military History
The American Museum of Military History, located in West Point, New York, is one of the best-kept secrets in all the museums. The museum features a rotating selection of approximately 100,000 pieces from world wars I and II. Artifacts from many wars will be on display, including U.S. Civil War artifacts, Iron Curtain items, and much more.
Visit the Empire State Building at Night
This iconic building in New York City is lit like a ballroom at night, making it seem like you are sitting at the top of the world. The lights are so bright that you must wear special glasses to view the structure properly.
The view is simply breathtaking, making this the perfect place to spend. The summer months are prime time for enjoying the best shows on stage and in movie theaters.
The Hamilton concerts and workshops are sure to be highlights, but there are plenty of other activities and events throughout the summer that Hamilton fans will enjoy. Start planning your summer vacation today to take advantage of these can’t-miss opportunities.