A 'Hamilton' Homecoming

A 'Hamilton' homecoming for CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts graduate (Hartford Courant Story)
Posted on 12/14/2018
Tre Frasier GHAA

Tre Frazier knew all eyes were on him and it wasn’t because he was looking at a wall of mirrors in the dance classroom at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

Frazier, a cast member of the traveling play “Hamilton,” could feel the starry eyes upon him because he once stared at that mirrored wall as a student who dreamed of dancing on Broadway.

Frazier taught two “Hamilton” master classes to musical theater students. The classes were similar to auditions he did for “Hamilton” including clips and dance routines from songs like “My Shot.” Frazier walked students through each dance routine and then did it with them and then let them do it by themselves. Students laughed and cheered after each performance during the hourlong classes.

Kayla Rush, a senior from Windsor, called the experience of working with someone from “Hamilton” amazing.

“This was something different than what we do every day,” she said. “To be able to do a different style of dance and still be with your peers and having fun doing what we love to do was awesome.”

Rush comes from a musical family — her sister Kymberli Joye is a top 10 finalist on “The Voice.” Rush said she hopes to be famous one day and return to the school.

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