Hamilton sing-along in Portland


The smash musical “Hamilton” has been sold out for months. Grab a vicarious slice of the action Thursday, when Cast Aside Productions hosts a Hamilton Sing-Along in Congress Square Park. Give a holla to the 10-dollar founding father and flex your vocal chords with scores of Hamheads expected to gather for this impromptu rapfest.

Here’s how it works: songsters sign up to lead the crowd in hits like “Wait For It,” “Satisfied,” and “Guns and Ships.” Pick your ditty here.

“We are big fans of the show. We heard about these sing-alongs happening across the country and had already reserved a spot for our theater company to perform in the park,” said David Surkin artistic director for the Portland-based theater co. known for its “Boozical” shows at Flask Lounge.

“We decided to use our time to get all of the Hamilton fans in one spot and do what we were all doing in our cars and showers already!”

Will this blast in the park deliver the magic of this 11-time Tony winner? Hard to say. But you’ll make rent this month, mix it up with strangers and get a little history on the side. 6 p.m., free.

Kathleen Pierce

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A lifelong journalist with a deep curiosity for what's next. Interested in food, culture, trends and the thrill of a good scoop. BDN features reporter based in Portland since 2013.