Students across Alaska have the chance to win tickets to the Broadway musical “Hamilton” when it plays in Anchorage this fall.
The BroadwayBoundAK competition, sponsored by the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the musical, is an opportunity to connect youth with Broadway, the performing arts center said in a May 16 release.
To participate, students in grades seven through 12 must submit a “Hamilton”-inspired two-minute video or two-page composition showcasing original work. Submissions must be a newly created rap, piece of music, spoken word, scene, poem, short story or theatrical performance. Submissions will be evaluated by the GL Institute.
“Our state is filled with incredibly talented young people whose voices bring important perspectives, stellar creativity and innovative ideas. I look forward to celebrating Alaska’s youth and engaging them with Broadway!” Codie Costello, president and COO of ACPA and general manager of Broadway Alaska, said in the release
The Broadway musical Hamilton is embedded with hip-hop and R&B and is widely advertised with the tagline “the history of America then as told by America now.”
BroadwayBound Alaska will accept submissions from around the state. There will be one middle school and one high school winner per contest area: Far North, Interior, Southwest, Southcentral and Southeast. There will also be a ticket provided for a chaperone of each winning student and hotel accommodations. Winners will travel to Anchorage for the matinee performance of Hamilton on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Submissions will be evaluated on originality, relevance, creativity, quality and effort.
BroadwayBoundAK HAMILTON Competition and Timeline:
May 16: Online application form opens
June 20: Deadline for submissions
July 23: Winners notified
For more specific details, rules, example web links and to sign-up see https://alaskapac.org/events/broadway/community.