- The Washington Times - Friday, February 7, 2020

So do you remember the Alamo?

A creative coalition of Texans wants to make sure that their state and the rest of the nation recall the iconic historical site in San Antonio. This determined group has witnessed how the musical “Hamilton” — soon to be released as a feature film — awakened the public to Alexander Hamilton and Colonial-era history.

The coalition wants to go the same route.

To ensure the rest of America doesn’t forget the Alamo or the story of Texas’ fight for independence, The Tobin Endowment — in partnership with Remember The Alamo Foundation — has set the story of the Alamo and the movement for Texas independence to music.

It’s a mighty big deal. The musical features a 100-voice chorus and a 60-piece symphony orchestra, and some clear intent.

“It’s very much like the hugely popular musical ‘Hamilton’ — which contemporized the story of America’s struggle for independence, by creating a musical to tell the tale,” noted Texas-based talk radio and author Chris Salcedo, who is also executive director of the Conservative Hispanic Society.

The musical is titled “Remember,” written by W. Blake Winchell and composer Brett Strader, founding artistic director of the Sing for America Foundation.

“It honors those who gave their lives for Texas. Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Carlos Espalier, Jim Bowie and William Barret Travis sought better lives in Texas, a land of liberty, a land of new beginnings, a land of hope,” organizers say, and advise that the Texas-sized show premieres in San Antonio at month’s end.

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