This month, Caroline County Public Schools proudly hosted several virtual assemblies for 7th graders featuring stars from the hit Broadway show Hamilton. In previous years, middle school students had been offered the opportunity for a week-long theatre experience. However, due to COVID-19, an alternative online opportunity was provided.
During the virtual sessions, the Hamilton actors and actresses shared their stories about beginning their theatre careers, what auditions are like, the amount of work that goes into performing (both on and off stage), and more. The sessions were tailored to each group of students and topics were determined by questions students submitted during the chat.
The experience gave students a ‘backstage’ view into the life of Broadway performers. It also provided a unique perspective on the value of hard work in pursuit of one’s goals.
The week-long event was coordinated by Supervisor of Instruction Amy Shepler who worked with Broadway Plus in New York City, NY. Funding was provided through the Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Grant.