AP U.S. History Takes on Hamilton
March 2, 2018
In 2015, one of today’s most popular musicals was released onto Broadway. For the past three years, Hamilton has traveled all around the country, selling out tickets in minutes. Now it’s Denver’s turn to experience this phenomenal show, and there are a lucky few from South High who will be able to experience it.
Through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Ms. Braden, an AP US. History teacher here, was able to get her hands on 100 tickets for the AP U.S History classes to see Hamilton at the Buell Theater on March 21st. In order to get these tickets, Ms. Braden had to fill out a two-hour application as to why this Grant should be given to our school. Along with this application, the students that will be attending the musical must come up with a project to explain American History.
Although Juniors Max Fedler and Rachel Norris don’t know much about this musical, they are very excited to be attending it. “I’m excited to see what all the Hamilton hype is about,” Fedler says, “I haven’t seen a musical like this in a long time.” For their project on American history, they will be writing a poem about the poet Phyllis Wheatley, who was the first African-American female poet to ever be published. Both Fedler and Norris believe that she was a very inspiring artist during the the 1700’s who was very undermined by politics.
In order to pay for the expenses of this trip, Ms. Braden has set up a raffle for chaperones to join her and Ms. Vantillburg, another history teacher here. All of the fundings from the raffle will be going toward the bus fares that will need to be covered in order to transport the students to and from the show.
Everybody is looking forward for this musical masterpiece to come to Denver, and thanks to Ms. Breden, students from our school will be able to attend this sold-out show for just ten dollars.