Hamilton: The Exhibition

Hamilton: The Exhibition is a massive project that is produced by the same group that created the blockbuster Broadway musical.

Presented in a 35,000 square foot purpose-built temporary structure on the shore of Lake Michigan, it is deep dive into the life of Alexander Hamilton. Its goal is to make guests more aware of the important role Hamilton played in the hard work of piecing the colonies together into the United States of America before, during, and after the Revolutionary War. The creators also wanted to correct some information that is not completely accurate in the musical. The structure of the show loosely follows the flow of the musical and uses 360° immersive galleries, text and graphic panels, and a variety of interactive experiences to tell its story.

Interactive: How was CueServer used in this project?

Bradley Malkus: The CueServers are used to control over 900 fixtures including LED Color-changing theatrical fixtures plus an immense amount of LED RGBW ribbon lighting integrated into scenic elements throughout the exhibit. They are being controlled by a Crestron system which provides the operations staff a simple user interface.

Interactive: How would you describe your experience with CueServer?

Bradley Malkus: The CueServers were extremely reliable as always. Programming was done via CueServer Studio 2 which was challenging because of the huge number of channels. Interactive Technologies was very responsive whenever we had questions or concerns regarding the controllers or the software.

Hamilton: The Exhibition
Northerly Island, Chicago IL


Bradley Malkus
Lightswitch Orlando

Project Details:

  • CueServer 2 Pro
  • 900+ Fixtures
  • 12 Universes of DMX
  • 35,000 Sq ft
  • Crestron Integration
  • 360° Immersion

Hamilton: The Exhibition

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