MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience

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June 25-29, 2018 at UA Little Rock

Meet the Staff

MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience is hoping to accept applications soon for the 2018 AEGIS (Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer) program.

Inspired by hip-hop music and the sheer power of words?  MT Stage : The Hamilton Experience is for you!

Throughout history, great stories have been told under bright lights and from center stage.  The musical Hamilton burst onto Broadway in 2015 and changed musical theater forever. During MT Stage, students collaborate to stage, costume, and perform musical numbers inspired by Hamilton.  We conclude with a special performance at UA LITTLE ROCK where students are the MT professionals.

Students will select a focus area of musical theater: stage craft or performance.  During MT Stage, stage craft students will utilize leading-edge technology to stage selected scenes from Hamilton.  “Meet the artist” workshops and attend the Arkansas Repertory Theater round out the experience.  Historical, societal, and cultural themes behind Hamilton will be explored.

MT Stage: the Hamilton Experience is designed for current 7th ,  8th , or 9th graders during the 2017-2018 school year.  Thirty students from across Arkansas will be selected to participate in this unique and exciting experience.

It is a unique opportunity for high-ability students to express creativity in musical theater, stage craft and civics.  Activities will include historical analysis of creative trends and means of expression through musical theater and present day analysis of selected scenes from the Broadway play, Hamilton.  Students will participate in “Talk Back” sessions where they meet the performers and stage professionals from the Arkansas Repertory Theater, Murray’s Dinner Playhouse, The Main thing, The Studio Theater, Argenta Community Theater, and the Red Curtain Theater.

With so many potential areas for success in student-chosen areas, many students will step in and out of leadership roles.  The collaborative nature of theater production provides an immediate intimacy for risk-taking and individual expression.

MT Stage is a non-residential program and does not supply housing for participants.

Tentative Daily Schedule
8:30  Students arrive on campus/Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15    History of Musical Theater
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45    American Revolution via Hamilton
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00  Learning Lab I
2:00 – 2:15  Break
2:15 – 3:45  Learning Lab II
4:00 Depart

Application

Click here to apply for MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience