Bridgeton Students Headed to Broadway to Perform and See 'Hamilton'

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BRIDGETON, N.J. -

A group of Bridgeton High School thespians are headed to Broadway.

Bridgeton School District staff applied for and received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History this September for 45 BHS students to attend a production of Hamilton on Broadway on Wednesday, December 5th. 

The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Gilder Lehrman has entered into a partnership with the producers of Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Hamilton Education Program to offer the students this unique opportunity. 

The Hamilton Education Program provides Title 1 eligible high schools with an integrated Alexander Hamilton and Founding Father Era classroom studies program. 

Bridgeton’s students have been diligently researching Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Fathers and primary source documents of the Constitutional Period. As part of the grant, BHS students have developed performance pieces from their educational research, including raps, poems, monologues and narrative dialogue on the history they have learned. 

The students will travel to New York City on December 5th and will be able to interact with Hamilton’s cast members after the play. Additionally, they will have a question and answer opportunity with the cast and, more excitingly, the best overall performance piece created by three BHS students, Brianna Webster, Allison Ponce and Zoe Panichello (pictured) will be performed on Broadway. 

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