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Siegal Lifelong Learning Program offers course on Hamilton

When it arrived on Broadway in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical was an instant success, selling out months in advance. With a national tour to follow, the show quickly captured the imaginations of history buffs and theater aficionados across the country. Even so, Hamilton has faced criticism for the liberties it takes with history. 

The musical follows the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury, but with its diverse cast and hip hop-inspired songs, Miranda has described Hamilton as “a story about America then, told by America now.” 

A film version of the musical is set for release, making it more accessible than ever.

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer a remote course titled “Hamilton: Fact and Fiction, Past and Present” on Mondays in July from 1 to 3 p.m.

The course, taught by English and SAGES Lecturer Caitlin Kelly, will examine Hamilton’s success and the questions it has raised about America’s past, present, and future.

Get more information about course pricing and sign up to participate.