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THE HAMILTON EDUCATION PROGRAM: March 8 & March 14, 2018

The Hamilton Education Program provides tens of thousands of high school students in Title I schools with the opportunity to engage in an innovative curriculum about the Founding Era and attend the musical Hamilton. The program started with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation and is a collaboration between the producers of Hamilton, the Miranda family, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This national initiative features:

- A teacher-led curriculum that is grounded in original historic documents about the Founding Era
- A dedicated website that includes interviews with the writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, and other Hamilton cast members, an extensive collection of primary source documents, and interactive features aimed at exploring the life and times of Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era
- A project that requires students to create original songs, poems, and dramatic scenes inspired by their analysis of primary source materials and lyrics from the musical
- A full-day experience for students and teachers that features student performances, a Q&A session with the Hamilton cast, and attendance at a Hamilton matinee
- An evaluation that measures the program’s impact on student learning
- A membership in the Institute’s Affiliate School Program which provides free American history resources, programs, and professional development

11th grade students who are studying American History in Title I schools in Seattle and select tour cities are eligible to participate. To register your school or learn more about the Hamilton Education Program, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit gilderlehrman.org/Hamilton.

 


 

BROADWAY AT WESTLAKE

This program takes place at Westlake Dance Center, 14713 Bothell Way NE in Shoreline, WA. Each class costs $13.00. Payment will be collected at the start of each session. Scholarships are available upon request.

Pre-register here!

STG's Broadway at Westlake is a new workshop program presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Westlake Dance Center. The program focuses on teaching dance featured in the Broadway touring productions that take the stage at The Paramount Theatre. Dancers ages 14+ are eligible to register.

The following classes will take place from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm.

The Book of Mormon - December 16, 2017
Hamilton - January 27, 2018
Love Never Dies - April 28, 2018
Les Miserables - May 19, 2018
The Phantom of the Opera - August 4, 2018

Pre-register for one or more of the above workshops by clicking here!

 

Classes are taught by Nikki Long, a California native who has lived and danced all over the country and the world. She is a mother of two, a professional dancer, a professional photographer, a Pilates instructor & assists in the casting of Aladdin on Broadway & its touring companies. She is an original cast member and dance captain for Aladdin on Broadway. She was formerly a cast member of Disney's The Lion King on Broadway and in its 1st National Tour, Monty Python's Spamalot 1st National Tour (original cast), and a Radio City Rockette in NYC. Her regional theater credits include Elf, Cinderella, Catch Me If You Can, On The Town, White Christmas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mame. She is a former dancer for Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton, and Monica. Other highlights include performances on The Tony Awards, Good Morning America, The View, The American Music Awards, The Image Awards, The Today Show, Regis & Kelly, 106 & Park, Nightline and various music videos and commercials. She has a B.A. from Santa Clara University with a double major in Spanish and Dance, and has a minor in International Business.

 


 

BEYOND THE CURTAIN

Beyond the Curtain is an educational program inspired by the power that the arts have to conjure our imaginations. These pre-show discussions explore topics and themes related to select Broadway and STG Fine Arts season performances. Knowledgeable guest speakers conduct thought-provoking conversation that expands and deepens your experience of the performance. Invitations are reserved for select DonorsSubscribers, and Paramount Club members. Speakers for this Broadway season will or have included: UW Professor Laurie Marhoefer, Aladdin cast member Nikki Long, Emmy Award-winning director John Jacobsen, Executive Artistic Director for Youth Theatre Northwest Manny Cawaling and Psychotherapist Dr. Katrina Sandford. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about this program. 

 


 

BEYOND THE PIT


Photo with Faith Seetoo, Associate Conductor of the North American Tour of Aladdin

Beyond the Pit provides an opportunity for young musicians ages 14-20 of all skill levels to observe a free professional Broadway orchestra rehearsal at The Paramount Theatre. Jack Klitzman, STG’s Music Director for Broadway, provides music education background as local musicians work with touring show musicians to prepare for the upcoming show. To sign up for the next Beyond the Pit event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS / MEET THE CAST

School or community groups attending a Broadway performance can request a behind the scenes tour or a talkback with the cast by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Broadway League’s National Education and Engagement program presented ten national organizations with grants to help them develop and maintain programming associated with Touring Broadway productions. Seattle Theatre Group was one of 10 ten recipients to receive the grant for a collaboration with Melodic Caring Project (MCP) and Disney Theatrical Group. STG in Hospitals featuring Disney’s Aladdin implemented access and inclusion that served children in hospitals. During September and October of 2017, the project engaged up to 200 children and their families who suffer from serious medical conditions. This unique program combined direct engagement with a sing-a-long, live streaming technology of a backstage tour, cast visit by Genie and Jasmine to Children’s Hospital, and viewing of a live production of Aladdin, plus a talkback at the Paramount Theatre.  

STG also received a Broadway League grant in 2013 for the Power of Horses series connecting to War Horse. Watch all three episodes below!

WAR HORSE- Part 1

WAR HORSE - Part 2

WAR HORSE - Part 3

 


 

RESIDENCIES

Want to customize a theatre workshop or residency at your school for one of the Broadway shows? Looking for an assembly? STG can provide one or multiple visits.

 


 

For more information regarding any of our Broadway Education Programs, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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