Last Tuesday, Pachuca Production’s “Ham Fam Variety Show,” like the song goes, was a “non-starter.” By 4 p.m., all non-Quincy-based cast members had been weathered out of coming to Quincy — as had many RSVP’ing audience members due to the storm.
The “Ham Fam Variety Show” will now take place Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.
Students from across the county are singing songs from “Hamilton: The American Musical” in celebration of Alexander Hamilton’s 264th birthday, as well as members of the Pachuca Productions troupe.
There is a student-made trivia quiz, a student costume contest and a contest for the best Ben Franklin rap — all with Hamilton-related prizes.
The experience of rehearsing for the show has given students a unique opportunity to get to know American Revolutionary history a little more intimately. History teacher Ryan Schramel even gets a turn by playing his hero, George Washington.
Participating students are from Quincy High School, Quincy Plumas Charter School, Indian Valley Academy, and Portola homeschoolers. IVA’s junior class is offering concessions as a fundraiser for the junior class field trips.
The “Ham Fam Variety Show” is a joint production by Pachuca Productions and Plumas Arts. Suggested donation is one “Hamilton” ($10) for an adult or a family of kids. There are no advanced ticket sales. Doors open 5:30 p.m.