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MARIA REGINA SCHOOL

GRADE EIGHT

MUSIC

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN MUSICAL


1) WHO IS THE COMPOSER, LYRICIST, AND BOOK WRITER OF HAMILTON?

2) WHERE DID HE GET THE IDEA TO WRITE AN ENTIRE MUSICAL BASED ON THIS
PERSON?

3) WHERE DID THE COMPOSER FIRST PERFORM THE OPENING NUMBER?

4) WHAT FAMOUS COUPLE WAS IN THE AUDIENCE THAT NIGHT?

5) NAME FOUR CHARACTERS BASED ON REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THIS


MUSICAL.

NAME_______________________________________________________DATE______________
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL
MUSIC

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN MUSICAL


1) IN THE SECOND NUMBER IN THE SHOW, AARON BURR, SIR; ALEXANDER
HAMILTON INTRODUCES HIMSELF TO AARON BURR. WHAT ADVICE DOES
BURR GIVE HAMILTON?

2) WHY DO YOU THINK BURR GIVES HAMILTON THIS ADVICE?

3) HAMILTON TELLS HIS NEW FRIENDS THAT HE IS NOT THROWING AWAY MY


SHOT. WHAT DO YOU THINK HE MEANS BY THAT?

4) WHY DOES ALEXANDER HAMILTON SEEM SO EAGER TO GET AHEAD?

5) IN THE MUSICAL, NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT BECOMES A SIGNATURE


LINE FOR HAMILTONS CHARACTER. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

NAME______________________________________________________DATE______________
THE DE LA SALLE SCHOOL
MUSIC

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN MUSICAL


1) HOW MANY TONY AWARDS WAS THE MUSICAL, HAMILTON NOMINATED FOR?
HOW MANY TONY AWARDS DID THE MUSICAL ACTUALLY WIN?

2) IN WHAT CITY IS ANOTHER PRODUCTION OF HAMILTON OPENING?

3) WHAT MUSICAL DID LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA WRITE AND STAR IN BEFORE


HAMILTON?

4) WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN UNDERSTUDY?

5) LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA HAS LEFT THE MUSICAL, HAMILTON, TO PURSUE


OTHER CREATIVE JOBS AND SPEND TIME WITH HIS FAMILY. HIS UNDERSTUDY
IS NOW PLAYING THE ROLE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON. HOW DID BEING
MIRANDAS UNDERSTUDY PREPARE HIM TO TAKE ON THE ROLE FULL-TIME?