MPS students get Masterclass session from 'Hamilton' cast member

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Broadway hit "Hamilton" is currently on tour at the Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Milwaukee.

Thursday, Oct. 21, students from three Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) high schools got a masterclass experience from an industry professional.

More than 50 students practiced their choreography taught by Hamilton cast member Avery Sobczak.

Students from Ronald Reagan High School, Riverside High School and Milwaukee High School of the Arts attended.

MPAC President Kendra Whitlock Ingram says this is the first in-person Masterclass session MPAC has had in 18 months due to COVID.

"Having these Masterclasses for students around the area, it's really about inspiring the students to either go on to a potential career in the performing arts or frankly just to have a lifelong love of the performing arts," said Whitlock.

Sobczak was the only exception, teaching virtually from another stage in the building.

He taught dance moves from "My Shot" -- one of the most notable songs from Hamilton -- whether you've seen the play or not.

"You know what you're learning is truthful because it's from somebody who has first-hand experience with it," said Isaiah Mentor, senior at Riverside High School.

MPAC hosts their Masterclass sessions as part of its Arts Connect program.

"Hamilton" runs through Oct. 24.

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