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the musical



Hypnotta is written as a theatrical musical told through dialogue and eighteen (18) original songs.


The story is about a young girl who witnessess a UFO event when she is 12-years old but no one believes her. The damage to her credibility and reputation haunts her into early adulthood. What follows is her search for the truth about what she saw and her quest for vindication in the eyes of all who doubted and ridiculed her. 

Hypnotta explores several real-life unexplainable events. The show touches upon science,religion and our varied beliefs, and the role they play in our search and acceptance of a truth. 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 wondered, where did it come from? I had never heard the word before.  I instinctively wrote it down as not to forget it.  As I received inspiration to create my show the material seemed to flow effortlessly, as If  being channeled through me. 

                                                                                                                                  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 taught her about the “Hypnotta", the ability to communicate with the spirit world on the edge of 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.

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 tells an extraordinary, enlightening and inspiring story, with moments of drama, tragedy and ample humor. The characters strive to remain true to themselves, against all odds and adversity. The audience comes along on this entertaining journey, re-examining beliefs, biases, and limitations of their own mind.

d auld 2021



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