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Why it’s worth your time:

An international sensation that won a Pulitzer, a Grammy, and a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations after debuting on Broadway, in 2015, Hamilton made American history fresh, relevant and exciting with is rousing tribute to the man who played the biggest role in shaping the constitution and our economic foundations.

Weaving together hip hop, show tunes, jazz and R&B, the show brought new audiences to theaters around the world while managing to unify politicians on both sides of the aisle (“It’s the one thing Dick Cheney and I can agree on,” then-President Barack Obama said in 2016.)

Most relevant for our current moment, Hamilton has inspired a new generation, earning a tribute in this final line of Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem:  “History has its eyes on us.”

With that goose-bumped homage, there’s no better time to watch the film version of the original Broadway show, as we prepare to “author a new chapter” in American history.

The takeaway:

Dazzling, rousing, and enlightening, Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon that’s as entertaining as it is inspiring.   Having won a Pulitzer, a Grammy, and record-breaking Tony nominations, it’s a must-watch for the entire family.

Watch it with:

While Hamilton is intended to be for the masses, it’s PG-13 means that parents should watch with kids under 13, and it may be a challenge for elementary age kids to follow and process.

Worth noting:

Its PG-13 rating is due to some adult themes (adultery) and language.

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