June 17 – 21, 2019 at UA Little Rock
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Welcome to MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience!
MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience is currently accepting applications for the 2019 AEGIS (Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer) program. The application link is listed on this page, below Daily Schedule.
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. 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 2018-2019 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.
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. Students who have participated in previous MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience programs are not eligible to apply.
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
Application (Registration closes May 10!) Students accepted to the program will be notified via parent email on May 15.
Are you currently in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade?
Are you interested in stage craft or stage performance?
Are you able to attend classes on the campus of UA Little Rock, Theater Arts building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 17-21?