Smash Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical has generated both critical acclaim and stunning box office records. Now, the man behind it all, playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, wants to share his theatrical masterpiece with a lucky winner for an important cause.
On his Prizeo video adorned with the hashtag #Ham4All, Miranda explains the exciting contest he is hosting. In honor of Immigration Heritage Month, Miranda is raising money for the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition. Administered by the Hispanic Federation, the coalition is a team of twelve organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and United We Dream.
The coalition, Miranda says in his video, “does amazing work for immigrants, refugees, and those seeking asylum in our country. You can look them up for yourselves, they do incredible work and we’re just going to help them fight the good fight.”
Here’s how Hamilton comes into the picture. Miranda explains, “post a video of yourself singing any song from Hamilton that you like—any section of any song—challenge others to sing and make a donation at #Ham4All, prizeo.com/Hamilton.”
If you’re not up for singing, just making a donation will do! By donating $10, you’re entered 100 times for a shot at winning 2 VIP tickets to the opening night of Hamilton’s August premiere in the city of angels, Los Angeles! Not only that, but you will also win 2 tickets to the “star-studded” after party, a meet-and-greet with Lin-Manuel himself, plus photos with the star! Wondering how you’ll get there? Your prize also covers accommodations: round trip airfare and a hotel stay for two.
The more you donate, the more times you’re entered into the contest. Not only is this a great shot at seeing perhaps the most celebrated musical in recent years, but you’ll also be allowed the great feeling of knowing that you just supported a wonderful cause.
As the Prizeo Hamilton page notes, “The Hispanic Federation works locally and nationally to empower millions of Latino children, youth, and families through three essential service pillars: increasing the capacity of Hispanic grassroots organizations, advocating for social justice, and providing direct programs that transform communities.”
The campaign runs through July 31st. Once entered, you’ll get an email with a fitting headline: “your karma just skyrocketed!”
Lin-Manuel finishes his note on the Prizeo page by thanking everyone who enters, and by acknowledging the coalition that, he believes, deserves all the credit.
“You can win with just a $10 donation. But if you want to donate more, you’ll get extra entries, some cool Hamilton goodies, and more,” he writes. “It’s my way of saying thank you for supporting the important work of the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition. Thanks for supporting immigration reform. I’ll see one of you on opening night in LA! Siempre, Lin-Manuel.”
Thanks to Lin-Manuel and #Ham4All, patrons of the arts now have the fantastic opportunity to also become patrons of a deserving cause. Best $10 I ever spent.
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