Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen sings the song "My Shot" from "Hamilton" with students during the annual State of the District event at King Middle School in the fall. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Photo: Maureen Downey/Get Schooled
Photo: Maureen Downey/Get Schooled

1,700 Atlanta students to see sold-out musical ‘Hamilton’

Atlanta Public Schools raised $195,000 to purchase 1,700 tickets for high schooler students to see the popular musical ‘Hamilton’ when it comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.

Coca-Cola, Georgia Power, the Kendeda Fund, Georgia Natural Gas, United Consulting and other sponsors contributed money to send select “under-served” high school students to see the show about American founding father Alexander Hamilton. The students, who have already been chosen by schools, have been asked to contribute $10 for their ticket. They will attend performances on May 22 and May 23. 

“ ‘Hamilton’ possesses the ability to captivate students and get them thinking critically about the world while inspiring them to take action. The performance has so many positive implications for all students – from cultivating appreciation for American history, to riveting classroom discussions around politics, to sparking future careers in the performing arts. Sophomores have been selected to get them excited about what they will learn in U.S. History next school year,” district officials wrote in an online post.  

The district is still raising money to pay for commemorative T-shirts, dinner before the show and transportation. Those who wish to donate can contact the district’s partnerships and development office.

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