Luanda will be attending the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall of 2023. Here is a story on just how she got there and what is in store. … Continue readingLuanda To Study Musical Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma
Like most performance groups, Boca High Drama Club dealt with the pandemic the best they could by performing last year virtually. They were blessed with an offer from BrandStar Studios to do both their play and musical in a real television studio and as I … Continue readingBack Home
Little did they know that the year Covid stopped musical theatre in its tracks, Boca High Drama Club would make lemonade out of lemons. … Continue readingTenacity, Talent, & Teamwork Turn Covid Lemons into Jekyll Lemonade
Luanda’s drama club at Boca High is doing their fundraiser to raise money for their live on-line performance of Jekyll & Hyde. Luanda got one of the top dancer roles. Please consider making a dontation on Luanda’s behalf to allow the theater students at Boca … Continue reading2021 Drama Fundraiser
Luanda lands the lead of “Patrice” in the musical “13” at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre – a musical that helped launch the career of another teenager from Boca Raton: Ariana Grande. … Continue readingLuanda Lands Female Lead in the Musical “13”
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
The first Junior State Thespian competition is now in the books and again, Boca Raton Middle School not only made history by this being the first State competition for Troupe #88493, but it medaled with superiors and excellents with surprises all around! … Continue readingFirst State Competition Great 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!
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
Ever since Luanda could talk, she has danced, sang, and performed. And because she was born into the middle of my documentary “Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year” which spanned 8 years of her life, Luanda always felt at home in front of my camera. … Continue readingNuturing a Natural Talent