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the musical



Hypnotta is written as a theatrical musical told through character dialogue and eighteen (18) original songs It is registered with the WGAE with full copyright.


The story is about a young girl, Nectar, along with her best friend Jill'y, both 12 years old who witness a life changing UFO event while in grade school 

The experience initially traumatizes Nectar as it also continues to fascinate her.

As she grows up, she is challenged to withstand ridicule from family and peers that damage her credibility into early adulthood.


Now as an adult, with Jill'y at her side, Nectar embarks on a search for the truth about what she experienced, as well as vindication in the eyes of  all who doubted and ridiculed her. 

Hypnotta explores several ( as told ) real-life unexplainable events. The show touches upon science, religion, myth and the varied beliefs we grow up with that shape our lives.


Hypnotta takes the audience through a journey of discovery and triumph that culminates in an enlightening and inspirational finale.


Think , "Wizard of Oz " ET, "It's a Wonderful Life".


While waking from sleep one early morning, I sat up and said the word Hypnotta. I had never heard the word before and I wondered, where did it come from?  Was it from me or spoken to me?

I instinctively wrote it down as not to forget it.  As I received inspiration to create my show, the material flowed effortlessly as If  being channeled through me . So I chose the word Hypnotta, to title my show

                                                                                                                                  Doug Auld, Playwright

"Hypnotta is a word, not a word you ever heard but when you hear it , you hear it…"


                                                                                                                                   -From the title song Hypnotta


      Hypnotta ~ song video




In 1945, the United States detonated the world's first nuclear bomb at white sands New Mexico, sending a powerful EMP ( electromagnetic pulse) out into space. Did this event serve notice throughout the universe that the kids found the matches? In 1948 the alleged UFO event at Roswell New Mexico happened and the world was awakened to this fascinating reality.

Hypnotta is a fictional adventure based on several true life documented UFO incidents. It follows the lives of two main characters Nectar and Jilly who have been best friends since grade school when they witnessed a UFO at school. As they grow into adulthood, they remain true to their story, withstanding bullying and ridicule. To compound matters, Nectar also claims to have seen a tiger in her backyard in their small town outside Detroit, furthering her reputation as a fibber and storyteller.

Years later, Nectar is empowered to start her own paranormal radio talk show in an effort to build consensus and get answers. Jilly, always by her side, is not as confident, and slowly deteriorates from alcohol abuse. Nectar's Native American grandmother Sage Whitehawk, is the only one who believes her. But Sage moves out west and Nectar loses her support. Nectar always remembers what her Grandma Sage taught her about the “Hypnotta", the ability to communicate with the spirit world on the edge of the waking and dream state.

Government agents Randolph and Bryant arrive in an attempt to thwart Nectar's event through obfuscation. Their job is to prevent this information from getting out to an unprepared public.

Under increasing duress, Nectar decides to travel out west to find Grandma Sage for much needed support.

Other characters include Ruth and Saul Nectar's parents, Father Douglas the parish priest, Seth the regression therapist, Mac Jacobs a private investigator and Vaughn, Nectar's lost love.

18 original songs accompany the dialogue.

Hypnotta is an exciting, fun show appropriate for all ages, free of violence and  profanity.

It tells an extraordinary and inspiring story with moments of drama, tragedy and sprinkled with humor.

The main characters strive to remain true to themselves, against all odds and adversity.

The audience comes along on this journey, re-examining their own biases and pre determined beliefs. 

doug auld 2021



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