Published January 18, 2019

MELROSE — The Melrose Education Foundation and the Friends of Melrose Drama proudly present “Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along” on Friday January 25 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Hamiltunes is a sing-along event developed to celebrate and enjoy the songs of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. The lyrics of the songs will be projected on a screen, and audience members will sing along. Events like these have been taking place all over the country and now Melrose gets added to the list. Here is some additional information about the event:

Who is putting this on?

Hamiltunes is being organized by the Melrose Education Foundation ( and the Friends of Melrose Drama ( as a community event – it’s open to everyone. We’ve officially licensed the rights from the Hamilton organization to use their images and music.

How do I purchase a ticket? How much do they cost?

Tickets are available online for $5 each (or $20 for a family ticket) at . When you purchase a ticket online, we will add your name to a list and we will check you in at the door. Tickets may be available at the door (if we haven’t sold out) but don’t risk it – we expect to sell out. Buy yours today.

We’ve intentionally kept ticket prices low to make the event accessible to the entire community. If you’d care to make an additional donation to our organizations, it would be greatly appreciated. When you purchase a ticket there will be an option on PayPal to make an additional donation.

Will any food/drink be available?

Yes. Be sure to come hungry. Our friends, Emily and Lorenzo, owners of T’ahpas 529 and La Qchara, will be offering an amazing bounty. Wine, beer (Sam Adams, of course), delicious food and dessert options will all be available for sale from 6:30 p.m. on.

What did I hear about leading a song?

On the ticket order form, you can indicate if you are interested in leading a song, either solo or as part of a group. That means that if you are selected you’d go up on stage and sing one of the songs while the audience also sings along. We anticipate lots of interest in leading songs. If you are interested, please indicate that when you purchase your ticket. We will select leaders for each song and will let you know if you have been chosen prior to the event. We expect that many of the folks leading songs will do so in costume, but it’s not required.

Speaking of costumes?

Yes. For everyone attending, costumes are encouraged (but of course not required.) Show us your revolutionary spirit.

So how will it work?

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating will be general admission (no assigned seats). The show will start at 7 p.m. We will play a select number of songs from the show and will display the lyrics on a screen on the stage. That’s where you come in – audience participation is the name of the game. Sing along at the top of your lungs. Before each song, we will introduce the song and the individual/group who will be leading it. They will then come up on stage to sing.

Is there a raffle? How do I enter it?

Yes. We have several items to raffle off and will do so in between songs. And the best news is that you don’t have to do anything to enter – all ticket buyers are automatically entered.

Other questions?

If you have a question we haven’t answered, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

See you on January 25 in the room where it happens. Thanks for supporting the Arts in Melrose.