Justin Duhon is passionate about musical theater, and he will share his enthusiasm by presenting a musical theater seminar on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6, at The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lover\u2019s Lane. His presentation of Broadway history from 1927 to today will be punctuated with audience participation, trivia, and clips of musicals throughout the years. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students. Growing up in Atlanta, Ga., Duhon started listening to cast recordings as a child and knew very quickly \u201cthat\u2019s what I wanted to be.\u201d Atlanta does not have a big theater scene, but Duhon took in the national tours of Broadway shows when they came to town and performed in children\u2019s musicals. \u201cA lot of [my knowledge] is self-education and going to dance classes and voice lessons,\u201d he told The Bulletin. All that has led to him now being a sophomore at the Conservatory of Fine Arts at Webster University in St Louis, Mo., where he is training to be an actor. \u201cI\u2019ve also trained to be a dancer and choreographer, done stage work from direction to choreography, just about everything in the musical theater realm,\u201d he said. Duhon made his way to Wilton through his friendship with Caitlyn Witty, a Wilton High School graduate who also attends Webster, whom he is visiting for the summer. The seminar is something he developed in high school when the drama director was out for several months and \u201cthere was no good sub,\u201d he said. So Duhon came up with a musical seminar. The kids in the class ranged from having a lot of musical experience to some never having seen a musical production before. \u201cI was surprised by the reaction,\u201d Duhon said. \u201cEveryone in the class agreed they had learned more there than in any other high school class.\u201d Asked about his musical theater preferences he said, \u201cright now, my three favorites are, I\u2019m on the Hamilton hype with everyone else. I also love Ragtime and Sunday in the Park with George. \u201cThey\u2019re all very different. Sunday in the Park with George is all about what I do as an artist in musical theater.\u201d While it is technically about the creation of the famous painting by Georges Seurat, \u201cthe lyrics speak to anyone in art in any capacity,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s universal to artists. \u201cRagtime has some of the most grand music in musical theater history, the most lush score and is about how America can be great.\u201d Seeing it, he said, \u201cis one of the most humbling experiences. The original cast is one of the best I\u2019ve ever heard or seen.\u201d Hamilton, he said, \u201creally speaks to why I\u2019m proud to be an American, a human being, almost. It speaks to all of my morals I\u2019ve ever had as a child and an adult.\u201d Asked about the future of musical theater Duhon said, it is \u201cincredibly adaptable. It takes the shape of whatever you want it to, telling any story for any reason and using any music or visual aspects that help tell the story. \u201cWhen you see a revival of a show\u201d \u2014 he used the revival of Pippin a few years ago \u2014 \u201ceven though it was 40 years old it was told in a way to make it relevant to a contemporary audience. To be successful is to be accessible for a contemporary audience and that\u2019s why Hamilton is so successful,\u201d with the music, and \u201ca cast that looks like America today. Also, it\u2019s the most important story that we could know or listen to in our nation\u2019s history, our nation\u2019s founding and what we stand for.\u201d Of his seminar, he said, \u201cit\u2019s great for all ages. \u2026 \u201cI taught it to high school kids and I think that\u2019s why it\u2019s been as successful as it is. That\u2019s one of the most stubborn age groups. I\u2019ve worked to make it accessible to them. If a high school student can enjoy it, anyone can.\u201d For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.