Hyer's Highlights: Hamilton
Benji Hyer asked listeners if musicals like Hamilton are going to make musical theatre the next best way to educate and engage young people
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The smash-hit musical phenomenon which has taken Broadway by storm is beginning its run here in the UK, carrying the story of America’s beginnings across the Atlantic and into the heart of our capital city.
Hamilton - heart-breaking work of staggering genius that changes the form of musical theatre for ever - had its official opening night in the West End this week, where celebrities in the Victoria Palace Theatre witnessed the incredible tale of American independence.
What is miraculous about Hamilton is the overwhelming success it has undergone when you consider the story-line and its antiquated setting. Yet it is no surprises that people are flocking to see a unique production about America’s Founding Fathers, because unlike textbooks for instance, this form of education is unequivocally captivating.
However, in a debate on Benji Hyer’s show on whether musical theatre is becoming a new way to learn about history and politics, Aaron says that tickets in London's West End are extremely expensive and "not accessible enough to the average person".
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Benji Hyer on Hamilton
Benji Hyer responds to listener Aaron about how, if Hamilton is to start a wave of productions educating young people, ticket prices need to become more accessible. (3 minutes)