Engagement video pulls from Broadway

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A Bowling Green couple’s engagement video borrows from Broadway for a big production.

Elijah Essa had the idea in the back of his mind to involve the Broadway musical Hamilton in his engagement to Sarah Burnett, but wasn’t sure how to go about it.

“My fiancé Sarah and I are huge fans of Hamilton, and I knew she would freak out if I incorporated it into the proposal,” said Essa.

Elijah and Sarah are students at Western Kentucky University, so Essa worked with a friend who is a dancer to choreograph the production in Van Meter Hall. Practices began at the beginning of the spring semester.

Around 200 friends and family were present at Van Meter on February 13, when all the hard work paid off for Elijah. He said the reaction so far has been incredible.

“I'm so happy that people have enjoyed watching the video. I honestly can't thank everyone who was involved enough - the dancers, production team, and especially Lin Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. The goal is for him to see this and realize that his music inspires so many people, and that inspiration can take so many different forms - even a wedding proposal!”

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