Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Alexander Hamilton: His Life in Story & Song
Program category: History
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: any size
Program description: NEW for 2016-17! The award-winning team of folk singer Rich Bala and storyteller Jonathan Kruk (aka The Hudson River Ramblers)present a NEW program using actual stories and authentic songs to chronicle Hamilton's life and accomplishments. This highly interactive, participatory program uses primary sources to tell the story of "the founding father without a father", from his childhood in Nevis to the infamous duel with Aaron Burr. This program was premiered earlier this year at the NY Historical Society in NYC with great success and to much acclaim.
Space/special requirements: none
Travel restrictions: none
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Special discount rates available for "block booking" with other locations.
Other notes: Together since 1990, Jonathan and Rich perform in period clothing. Jonathan uses his theatre background to tell historically accurate stories based on Ron Chernow's biography, using a "creative drama" technique, and Rich has done extensive research to find authentic songs about Hamilton's life that are from the time period in which he lived.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 08/16/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Rich Bala
Phone: 845-227-7293
Mailing address: PO Box 179
Billings, NY 12510
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: New York Historical Society, NYC, Upper Nyack Elem. School, Nyack, NY, Haldane Elem. School, Cold Spring, NY, Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Weehawken Library, Weehawken, NJ
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 03/01/2018


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