Hamilton by the Sea
It was a case of Broadway meets the classics when the 71-year-old CAMA Women’s Board hosted a Spring Sunset by the Sea bash at the newly renovated Cabrillo Pavilion with Julian Reeve, music director of the multi-Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton, talking about his career with the show, which debuted on the Great White Way in August 2015. It went on to be nominated for a record 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical. The following year, the show about founding father Alexander Hamilton won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “It was the first show of rap and R&B,” said Reeve, who worked with 25 versions of the production worldwide and suffered a heart attack at age 42, but was back at the show “ten days later!”
“It was an extraordinary time. We sold five and half months of tickets in just 48 hours!” More than 125 guests turned out for the sunset soirée, co-chaired by Sue Adams and Musette Profant, raising around $30,000 for the Community Arts Music Association, while classical guitarist Chris Fossek strummed along. Among the music lovers turning out were Barbara Burger, Robert and Christine Emmons, Peter and Deborah Bertling, Nina Dunbar, Mary Collier, Ellen Goodstein, Marta Babson, and Susan Abel.