Performance Videos

Here are select videos of Luanda from live shows and rehearsals.

UCO Freshman Videos

Luanda is studying Musical Theater at Central Oklahoma.

Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – “You’re So Vain” & “A Doll’s House” (short form)

Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for a Second Year

From the judges of the Dream Awards: “Luanda’s Minnie was a delight to watch and I enjoyed every minute she was on stage. She has superb comic timing.” Another: “She moves beautifully and has a strong stage presence. Luanda’s performance was strong and effective. Minnie Fay might be easy to dismiss, but we cared about her and that means a job well done.

Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – “Dancing” from Hello Dolly

Luanda dances during her last musical at Boca High School in the dance number “Dancing” in Hello Dolly.

SINGING: Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – “Lying There”

“She’s fabulous. We coach more than the voice and she gets it. She has the whole package and knows how to tell a story. And she sounds amazing.” – Shelley Keelor, current vocal teacher (commenting on this presentation by Luanda).

Luanda sings “Lying There” from Edges the Musical at the Boca High Drama 2022 Showcase in her senior year.

MUSICAL: Luanda as Mrs. Tottendale (age 16) in The Drowsy Chaperone

Review of Luanda’s performance by the Dream Awards:

“Luanda DeHilster was excellent as Tottendale. DeHilster found the innocence and naivete in the character, without resorting to cliches of vapidity or stupidity. Tottendale knows what she knows, and is secure in her lack of awareness. I appreciated DeHilster’s physicality, especially the jogging, prancing style of movement; and performing it consistently. I also appreciated DeHilster’s ability to find a vocal style that was broad but based in truth. Again, it did not come across as clichéd or forced. Great work in all of the musical numbers, especially the group numbers and ‘Toledo Surprise.’ Excellent work!”

Luanda (age 16) singing “Love is Always Lovely in the End” with Cameron Samples from the Boca High Musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”.

DANCING: Luanda (age 16) Noted Dance Routine by Dream Awards

As part of Luanda’s dream award nomination, judges noted her work which included dancing in this scene:

Luanda (age 16) Dance Routine as noted by the judges from the Dream Awards.

ACTING: Luanda as Kathryn Schaub in the play “Radium Girls” (age 16)

Luanda showed off her pure acting skills in the play “Radium Girls” in her junior year.

Selected scenes of Luanda de Hilster (age 16) as Kathryn Schaub from Boca Raton Drama Club’s fall play “Radium Girls”

Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – “Oh Holy Night”

Luanda de Hilster (age 17) – “Legally Blonde” – Lead Choreographer & Solo

Luanda was lead choreographer and lead singer for this large group competition piece which won “Critics Choice” from the judges at District Competition.

Luanda de Hilster Retrospective: 2005 – 2022

Highlights from Luanda’s performances throughout the years

Luanda (age 16) Comedy Routine in The Drowsy Chaperone

Luanda de Hilster (age 16) in the comedy routine “The Spit Scene” from the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”.

Luanda With Two Weeks Practice (age 16) “Think of Me” – Phantom of the Opera

Luanda de Hilster (age 16) singing “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera with only two weeks of preparation having never sung the song in public.

Luanda Perfect Score District Solo Musical “In Short” from “Edges” (age 16)

Luanda de Hilster (age 16) singing “In Short” from the musical “Edges” that yielded a perfect score at District Thespian Competition.

Luanda solo in “The Longest Time” (age 16)

Luanda (age 16) sings a solo in “The Longest Time” during a chorus presentation at Boca High

“No More Fear” Solo Demo at the Wick Theatre (age 15)

Luanda sings a short selection from “No More Fear” from Freaky Friday

“The Wizard and I” Zoom Vocal Recital (age 15)

(June 6, 2021) Luanda sings “The Wizard and I” from Wicked as part of her vocal recital with her vocal teacher Rebeca Diaz.

“She Used to be Mine” Zoom Vocal Recital (age 15)

(June 6, 2021) Luanda sings “She Used to be Mine” from Waitress for her yearly vocal recital.

Drama Teacher’s Testimony About Luanda’s Talent Age 13

8th grade drama and thespian teacher Ms. Lauren Nolan’s sendoff speech about Luanda’s natural talent and future

Luanda’s Superior State Solo Musical Performance: “Here I Am” (Age 15):

Luanda’s (age 15) Superior State Musical Solo performance of “Here I Am” from “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” as a sophomore at Boca High.

Luanda (red top) Broadway Advanced (Age 15):

Luanda dancing in the advanced contemporary dance class at Taylor Studio and Theatre in Boca Raton

Luanda (age 15) Improv Humor – Twelve Days of Christmas

Luanda with some improvisation humor during the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” during the 2020 Taylor Made Christmas show

Luanda Side-By-Side Solo Musical Competition Comparison (Age 15):

Luanda’s superior musical solo district and state completion side-by-side

Luanda (Age 15) Contemporary Dance & Improv:

Luanda’s Solo (unmiced) in Jekyll & Hyde’s “The Engagement Party” (Age 15):

Luanda sings a small solo during her first High School Musical “Jekyll & Hyde” at BrandStar Studio. The performances were streamed live over the internet.

“You’ve Got Possibilities” (age 14)

Luanda (age 14) during video audition practice during June Intensives at Taylor Made Studio and Theater (June 18, 2020)

Monologue (age 14)

Luanda (age 14) performs a monologue during June intensives at Taylor Made Studios

Luanda in “13” Trailer as Patrice (age 14)

Luanda (age 14) sings “Lamest Place in the World” in the lead female role as “Patrice” in this trailer.

“Freak Flag” at Boca High (age 14)

Luanda (age 14) rehearses the opening of Freak Flag for the freshman musical theater class spring concert at Boca High.

“Lifeboat” as Heather McNamara (age 14)

Luanda de Hilster (age 14) sings “Lifeboat” from Heathers in December 2019 at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre.

Launda’s Freshman Year District Performance (age 14)

Luanda (age 14) plays the female lead in the large group musical performance piece “And You Don’t Even Know It”.

“Watch What Happens” (age 13)

Luanda (age 13) rehearsing for district completion singing “Watch What Happen” from Newsies.

Solo Rehearsal in “Billy Elliot” (age 14)

September 2019 (age 13): Luanda rehearses the role of Tony Elliot in the musical “Billy Elliot” a role she filled in less than a week when called upon when an actor pulled out out at the last minute..

“I Can Hear the Bells” (age 13)

May 2019 (age 13) Luanda’s recital sings “I Can Hear the Bells” as student of the well-known vocal teacher and coach Rebeca Diaz.

Luanda as “Sebastian” in “Little Mermaid” (age 13)

April 2019 (age 13), Luanda as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid Jr age 13 at Boca Middle.

Luanda Solos in the musical “Rent” (age 13)

January 2019 (age 13) solos by Luanda as part of the ensemble cast of Rent. She is the youngest in a mostly adult production.

Luanda doing an Awesome “Air Guitar” in “Rent” (age 13)

January 2019, Luanda doing some serious air guitar in the musical Rent.

“Watch What Happens” (age 13)

8th Grade, age 13, Luanda’s Solo Musical Performance “Watch What Happens” from Newsies.
8th Grade, age 13, Duet Acting used in Junior Thespian competition.

Luanda as “Sour Kangaroo” (age 11) Kills it!

6th Grade, age 11, Luanda as the “Sour Kangaroo” in Seusical the musical that launched her musical stage career.

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Aladin (age 12)

7th grade, 12 years old performing a song from Aladin.

“Santa Fe” Audition Video (age 12)

Audition for 8th, grade Thespian Club, 12 years old singing Santa Fe from Newsies.

Early Performances (age 4 & 5)

Luanda age 5 singing “Right here in my Arms”
Luanda age 4 singing “It’s a Grand Ole Flag”