The Hunchback of Notre Dame | 2022-2023 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Based on the Victor Hugo novel and 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 Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell's new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel.

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 Romani woman, 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 Roma - and it's up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

"[Hunchback] blends Menken's songs, boundless energy and the real substance of the story into a story of heart and joy. " -Robert Ebert

"The score has tremendous vitality and power." -Cameron Mackintosh

This production will include the use of water-based fog and haze, live flame and weapons, sudden loud noises, stage fighting, and simulated assaults and violent acts.

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