HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation – with a score that blends hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway –HAMILTON opened on Broadway earlier this year to enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences of all ages.
HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
New York Times: Why Hamilton Has Heat, By Eric Piepenburg (Updated) May 3, 2016
The New Yorker: "Hamilton" and the Hip-Hop Case for Progressive Heroism by Adam Gopnik, February 6, 2016
The American Conservative: Hamilton Takes Broadway, A Founding Father gets his due - in a hip-hop musical by Kevin R.C. Gutzman, October 22, 2015
First stop: The Art Institute of Chicago - Monroe Street Entrance
Stay warm before the show within the friendly confines of The Art Institute's many galleries and eateries. The Private Bank Theatre is only three blocks west on Monroe Street Between State and Dearborn (See Walking Map).
Note: If you have difficulty walking, our driver will return to pick you up at 12:45 PM and get you as close as he can to the theatre.
Second stop: Private Bank Theatre
Located at 18 Monroe Street (between Dearborn and State Streets) with plenty of places to eat and shop. Click on Restaurant Street Map
~ ~ ~ Hamilton Field Trip Registration Information ~ ~ ~
Registration Fees: $179-Members/$194-Guests
Seating Block: Rows A-H across left, center and right mezzanine sections for an excellent vantage from which to view this huge production.
Registration begins on Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00 AM when the "Register" button appears.
There are only 110 Hamilton tickets available to us. Based upon the intense unsuccessful lobbying efforts that we have experienced in which to obtain any where from 1-6 tickets, we expect demand to be heavy and to sell out quickly.
Members have the option of registering one guest at the same time they register themselves.
TIP! If both spouses are members, save precious time by registering the other as your guest, despite the default extra $15 expense.
Note: If you guest lives in the Chicago area and will meet you there, the guest fee is still same. (We need to cover our bus expense.)
There will two full buses:
- Bus 1 will serve Oakwood University Oaks
- Bus 2 will serve Capitol Lakes and East Towne Shopko
Reminder: If you plan to sit with a friend on the bus, be sure to register by selecting boarding locations that will place each of you on the same bus.
Wait List: When all the tickets are sold, you will have the option to join the wait list. This is a good option, because people do cancel for a variety of reasons, and it's long time before our December 7 performance date.
Accessibility Policy. The Private Bank Theatre and public spaces in Chicago are handicapped accessible. However, you must be able to board and exit the bus using its stairs. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
~ ~ ~ Hamilton Itinerary ~ ~ ~
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Chicago with plenty of time to enjoy our day.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.
7:30 AM Begin bus boarding at Oakwood Village University Woods
7:45 AM Depart for Chicago (or sooner if everyone is aboard)
7:15 AM Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes for boarding.
7:30 AM Bus arrives at East Towne Sears for boarding.
7:45 AM Bus departs for Chicago (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive at Art Institute of Chicago
11:20 AM Arrive at Private Bank Theatre
12:45 PM Return Pick up at Art Institute
1:05 PM Arrive at Private Bank Theatre
1:30 PM Hamilton performance begins
4:25 PM Hamilton performance ends
4:45 PM Depart from Private Bank Theatre
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
8:30 PM Oakwood
8:15 PM East Towne Sears
8:30 PM Capitol Lakes
For further information, contact Hamilton field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, email@example.com and 608-271-7741.