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Hamilton students head to national drama competition

Two Hamilton High School students will advance to national competition after qualifying at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival. Both students qualified based on their musical theater solos. Junior Maggie Flynn performed “Life I Never Led” from “Sister Act,” and sophomore Nick Mitchell performed “Mr. Cellophane” from “Chicago.”

National competition will be in June.

In addition, the school’s one-act play, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” earned an All-State Award. Outstanding actor awards went to Maggie Flynn for her role as Raja and Hayden Hotchkiss, junior, for his role as Honza. The play is about young people who were incarcerated in the Terezin concentration camp.Butterflies-One-Act-Play-Web

Community members are invited to a free performance of the one-act play Dec. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. Following the performance, Eva Zaret, a holocaust survivor, will speak about her real-life experiences as a child in the Budapest Ghetto.

Sarah Plamann, a district music teacher, is the Hamilton drama director.