“Hamilton” musical experience a “fantastic” trip


MHS students are pictured getting ready for the “Hamilton” musical in Minneapolis on October 4.

One hundred Marshalltown High School students had a “fantastic” trip to Minneapolis on October 4 to see the “Hamilton” musical at the Orpheum Theatre.

Students in American History and AP Government classes taught by Tim Johnson and Brad Rahmiller at MHS viewed a matinee performance of the Tony award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In addition, students participated in a question and answer session with cast members and viewed a student performance workshop.

“The whole day was fantastic,” Rahmiller said. “I believe the students really enjoyed the experience. We heard some kids saying ‘Now I want to go to all the musicals I can!’”

Aside from enjoying the award-winning musical, Rahmiller said students were able to learn about history as well.

“We had multiple discussions about the history with students on the way back home,” Rahmiller said. “I think we will see the payoff in our history classrooms this year. The students will likely reap the rewards of this cultural experience for years to come.”

Funding for the tickets and program came from the Hamilton Education Program through the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation and the Ann Keyser Trust provided donations for dinner and transportation costs.

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Orpheum Theater