Hunchback of Notre Dame
April 5-7 & 12-14, 2019
Co-directed by Jacob Deters & Kevin Kulavic
Auditions will be Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – audition sign-ups will be available approximately 8 weeks prior to auditions.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel with songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. This new book embraces storytelling theatre.The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies. Quasimodo must find the courage within himself to overcome the fears Frollo instilled within him to save Esmeralda and the rest of the gypsies.The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s sweeping score and powerful story beautifully convey themes of love and acceptance, still relevant today.