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Luanda Earns One of 7 Musical Solo Spots for District Competition as a Sophomore

Despite more than double of the number of seniors, juniors, and sophomores competing for one of seven musical solo spots in the District Individual Events Competition, Luanda landed one of those spots as a sophomore. She will be singing the challenging piece “Here I Am” … Continue readingLuanda Earns One of 7 Musical Solo Spots for District Competition as a Sophomore

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Resume

Luanda de Hilster is a sophomore at Boca Raton Community High School where she will be participating in Theater 2, 7th hour for musicals, and the Thespian Troupe 2564 and Drama Club. … Continue readingResume

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Bio

Luanda Lia de Hilster is an American musical theater actress who grew up in the Los Angeles area surrounded by thundering samba drums, colorful Brazilian costumes, and samba dancers. … Continue readingBio

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Performance Videos

The Luanda has been singing since age four. See some videos of some of Luanda’s most recent performances, auditions, and recitals as well as a couple of videos from her recitals at age 4 and 5. … Continue readingPerformance Videos

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“Heathers”: Off-Broadway at Its Very Best in Downtown Boca

Heathers is nothing like any musical you have ever seen. A cross between “Grease”, “Friday the 13th”, and “Laurel and Hardy”, Showtime’s Off-broadway production of this is zany and dark comedy is full, and I mean FULL of talent! This author couldn’t find a weak member of the cast and I’ve haven’t had so much fun at a Showtime production this year – and I’ve literally seen them all and they have been all top-notch. … Continue reading“Heathers”: Off-Broadway at Its Very Best in Downtown Boca

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Luanda Thrives in First All Adult Cast

Luanda came home during rehearsals and said, “Dad: they all sang in tune the first time during rehearsals!”. Luanda was referring to working with an all-adult cast in the musical Rent. I was worried about how she would handle an all professional cast and she loved it – and most importantly: thrived in it! … Continue readingLuanda Thrives in First All Adult Cast

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First Boca Middle District Thespian Competition a Huge Success!

The new upstarts from Boca Middle Junior Thespian Troupe #88493 became the talk of the competition which took place all day on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at J.P. Taravilla High School in Coconut Creek Florida. Taking away 6 superiors, 6 excellents, and 8 goods, the troupe had two perfect score for one of their Large Group Musical Ensembles and another for monologue which also earned a critics choice award. Both large group ensembles received superior ratings as well as 3 of the 5 solo musicals. That is astonishing for the first time out. … Continue readingFirst Boca Middle District Thespian Competition a Huge Success!

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