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This research delves into the captivating features of the revolving stage in the Broadway musical "Hamilton," examining both its significance in modern theater for the American Revolution, dynamically mirroring the ever-evolving political landscapes of the time. Focusing on design and engineering, the study sheds light on the motor-driven control of the central pivot point, enabling a unique 360-degree view that significantly heightens audience immersion. The research underscores the stage's role in enhancing visual clarity, unraveling complex scenes, and enriching the comprehension of choreography and narratives. Beyond its narrative function, the revolving stage plays a pivotal role in shaping the visual aesthetics of "Hamilton,". The study details the immersive journey it facilitates, transporting the audience from Revolutionary War battlefields to showing how Hamilton’s political career interferes with his personal life in his own mind. The stage not only highlights the actors, but the ensemble as well, helping the visuals of the opening number to Hamilton’s final monologue, thereby elevating the overall theatrical experience.


This poster, second place winner for non-STEM individual projects, presented at the 39th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, December 7, 2023. Mentor: Prof. John McCullough (Entertainment Technology).



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