NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Hamilton” is the hardest Broadway ticket in town and three elementary school girls wanted to see it, but what they got instead exceeded their wildest expectations.
CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported fifth-graders Roxie Gosfield, Jacqueline Farnsworth and Corrina Yockey have been dying to see the smash hit, but unfortunately tickets are quite pricey.
“There’s no way I’m spending a thousand dollars for a ticket for my child,” mother Randi Stone said.
So early Sunday morning, the girls showed up at the Richard Rodgers Theater undeterred and costumed out.
The girls performed a number from the fabled production, videotaped it and are planning to put it on a Kickstarter page in hopes to raise funds to pay for the tickets.
However, something wonderful and magical happened.
Lin Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of “Hamilton,” emerged from the theater, along with some of the cast, after getting word from a stage manager of what the girls were doing.
The girls were shrieking with excitement, among handshakes and tears.
“I was like Lin Manuel Miranda is like right in front of me. And that was like insane for me,” Roxie said.
“That was amazing. I wanted to pinch myself to make sure they weren’t holograms,” Roxie added.
The girls got the chance to perform in front of the cast and its most famous star.
Unfortunately, the girls did not score “Hamilton” tickets, but still their dreams did come true.
Miranda and the cast of “Hamilton” were at the theater early Sunday morning because they were on their way to rehearsal for the Tony Awards.