A scholar of Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton” in particular, musical theater lecturer Megan McQueen will give an educational program at Western New Mexico University in Silver City on Monday, February 18. She will discuss the musical elements of the production and lead musicians in presenting numbers from the musical.
Megan is an avid Broadway musical aficionado and has followed composer Lin-Manuel Miranda since he released his first musical hit “In the Heights” more than a dozen years ago. She has attended “Hamilton” in New York City twice, also participating in workshops with original cast members.
In her program, Megan touts “Hamilton’s” complexity and explains how the score holds up to intense scrutiny, pointing out its hip-hop origins and traditional musical influences — from motifs to key relationships.
“I find Megan to be enthusiastic about Broadway musicals in general, and ‘Hamilton’ is a production she is passionately committed to. It’s wonderful that Silver City has this opportunity to hear from her,” said Frank Merritt, President of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, which is co-sponsoring the event.
The Inventive Storytelling of a Musical Sensation presented by Megan McQueen is set for 7 p.m. in Light Hall Theater on the campus of Western New Mexico University. Tickets cost $10 and are available at wnmu.edu/culture.
The event is co-sponsored by the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning and WNMU Cultural Affairs.