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The NHCTA was formed in the early 1990's . A steerIng committee was formed and in the mid 90's a band of about 20 theatre groups almost all in new hampshire became founding members of the organisation. NHCTA is to unite those persons and groups from New Hampshire State with a common interest in theatre arts and to further the growth and improvement of  the theatre within the state. NHCT Association serves as a vehicle for communication through its newsletters and association meetings.   NHCTA members with workshops, programs and seminars and with the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from each other as well as from invited theatre professionals from other states.

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Hamilton Broadway Musical Play

Introduction:

The Hamilton is a musical Broadway play based on the story of Alexander Hamilton who was an American Statesman, written by Lin Manuel Mirinda. The musical got played at the Public Theater in the year 2015 which became a big hit and later won many awards. The musical play has so far received 16 Tony nominations, 11 winning awards and it was also the recipient best musical theater for the Grammy Awards.

Hamilton Broadway Musical Play

While Lis Manuel was on vacation, he had bought a copy of the book of Alexander Hamilton which was written by Ron Cherman. After reading the book, Lis became very interested in the book and wanted to do a musical with the story. When he researched if there were any musicals done previously, Lis found out that there was a musical about Alexander Hamilton did on Broadway in the year 1917; this is decided to name his musical as the Hamilton mix tape.

There are two acts in the play, The musicals in act one include “the story of tonight”, “The Schuyler Sisters,” “You’ll be back,” “Right-hand man,” “Helpless,” “Satisfied,” “Ten Duel Commandments,” etc. A mixtape created by Sia featuring Miguel and Queen Latifah is the musical Satisfied.The musicals in act two are “Cabinet battle#1”, “Take a break,” “Say no to this,” ” the room where it happens,” “Cabinet battle#2”, “One Last time,” “I know Him” etc.

The first act of the musical play is about the history and background of the main character, Alexander Hamilton who was a wedlock child whose father had abandoned him and his mother when he was very young. Hamilton’s mother also dies when he was  12 years of age. Hamilton later moved to America and began to fight for the American Independence. In the year 1776, Hamilton meets three other revolutionists and abolitionists like John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan.

After this, Hamilton gets to meet the Schyler sisters. The story here has a love triangle between two of the Schuyler sisters Angelica, Eliza, and Hamilton. Angelica falls in love with Hamilton, but when she introduces her sister Eliza to Hamilton, they both fall in love and get married very soon. Angelica does not tell her sister about her love for Hamilton and watches in pain as her sister and Hamilton gets married. The musical “satisfied” and “Helpless” is sung in the play to depict this story. The act two is a continuation of how Hamilton fights for the freedom of America.

The Musical Play has won many awards and honors, some of them are:

  • Lucille Lortel Awards: This award was given multiple times for outstanding musical, Outstanding director, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding lead Actor in Musical, Outstanding Lead Actress in Musical, Outstanding Feature artist, Costume design, lighting, and Sound.
  • Critics Circe awards like Best new Off Broadway Musical, Direct of musical.
  • Drama Desk Awards for music, lyrics, Set design, lighting, actors, and Sound.
  • New York drama Critic Circle Award: For the best musical.
  • Theater worlds prize: For Outstanding Debut Performance.

Preparing for Community Theater auditions

auditions

Introduction:

A community theater is a theater which is made up of the members of a particular community. People with the same background form a community for them and portray plays about their community, the history, and background of their community, awareness games, young people’s experience, etc.  The people also perform on the streets to bring awareness and to make people know about their community.

auditions

All auditions can be scary and intense. You need to put on one of your best shows to get noticed and get cast. There will be equally talented people who will be competing against you can you can get intimidated easily. Thus before you can go for an audition, you need to make sure that you are well trained and confident.

You will be reading about the following topics in this article:

  • Do your research and Home work.
  • Singing Auditions.
  • Acting Auditions.
  • Movement Auditions.

Do your research:

Before you go to the hearings, do a little home work by getting to know about the role you are going to play. Google out the story and understand the concept and the situation of the story. If the drama has already enacted, then try to watch that scene so that you will get an understanding of what to do at the different time of the play.

Try to act your lines before the mirror so that you can watch yourself while performing and correct yourself.  If you happen to have stage fright, then make your family members or your friends see you play first so that you will not be having so much trouble when you are performing on the real stage.

Singing Auditions:

If you are auditioning for a musical, one of the common things they check for is if you have the voice for the character which they are looking. So you might want to tone your voice so that it matches the character you are paying. The people with the fantastic view are usually considered to be the cast of the lead roles.  Also, try to be enthusiastic and cheerful so that the casters will like your more.

Acting Auditions:

In Acting Auditions you are usually given a script and asked to read it aloud. You will be judged based on how well you can enunciate the words and present your dialogue. Acting does not come in a day’s practice; you need to keep practicing all day and perform your best during the auditions. Understanding the role of the character is very important. You need to learn how to act like the nature of the play.

Also try to be loud and clear while speaking your dialogue, make sure that everyone understands what you are trying to convey.

Movement Auditions:

Movement Auditions conducted for musicals are very exciting. You will be expected to move around and dance according to the music. Always show a positive energy and put a smile on your face. You will be asked to do simple dance moves or movements, and you need to act accordingly.

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