What’s happening?

Nearly 40 students from the Baltimore School for the Arts are featured in a six-minute video promoting Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new film “Tick, Tick … Boom!” which is based on the life of “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson.

What are the students doing in the video? 

The video, which can be viewed on Netflix Film Club’s YouTube channel, shows students singing Larson’s ballad “Louder Than Words” in front of a red velvet curtain. Their clip is intertwined with performances and scenes of other arts students from across the country. 

Anything else I should know? 

“We really played up the spirit of collaboration,” the school’s principal, Rosiland Cauthen, told The Baltimore Sun. “Here in our building we have filmmakers, music students, theater kids and dancers. Shooting this musical theater video became an experience of bringing people together. And collaboration is the direction in which the art world is moving.”

Watch the video and learn more here