While the Broadway smash “Hamilton” is only hitting the Baltimore stage for the first time starting June 25, many theater-goers already know the musical’s songs about “The ten-dollar Founding Father without a father.”
The soundtrack, which has tens of millions of streams on Spotify, has been the primary way for audiences to experience Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical tribute to Alexander Hamilton.
On the Monday before the curtains rise on the play’s run in Baltimore, Westside neighbors the Hippodrome and Everyman Theatre are teaming up for a night of “Hamilton” karaoke, called “HamilTunes.” Proceeds from the tickets, appropriately priced at $17.76, will benefit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
“Whether the community joins us for a performance at The Hippodrome Theatre, belts out a tune at Everyman Theatre for HamilTunes, or does both, we cannot wait for all of Baltimore to experience the history that is Hamilton,” Hippodrome president Ron Legler said in a statement.
“Everyman Theatre is proud to partner with our neighbors next door,” added Everyman founder and artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi in a statement. “I’m excited to see all the performers young and old ‘take their shot’ on our stage singing the great numbers from Hamilton.” (Damn, that’s one less “Hamilton” pun at our disposal.)
If you have stage fright, fear not. The story of that June 24 night is that all the other “Hamilton” heads, referred to in a release as HamilFans, “will be your backup singers and be singing along from the audience” at the Everyman Theatre.
What comes next? Buying tickets at this link.