The Hunchback of Notre Dame
May 5 - May 21, 2023
Base 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
Rating: Recommended for Family Audiences
The Academy of Theatre Arts will offer a FREE Audition Workshop on Saturday, January 28 at 5:30pm for anyone interested in auditioning for this production.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit our audition workshop page.
Audition Dates & Times
When: Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 starting at 6:00pm
Director - Tony Humrichouser
Music Director -
Scenic Designer -
Costume Designer - Elaine Kaufman
Lighting Designer - Delaney McKenzie
Sound Designer - Jacob Myny
Technical Director - Phillip A. Miller
Properties Master - Stacy Bartell
Production Stage Manager - Stacey Jaeger
Stage Manager - Stacey Jaeger
Director of Volunteers - Mike Artis
Executive Director - Laura M. Zervic
Properties Artisan - Ian Whistler
Scenic Carpenters - Christopher Lewis & Ryan Burke
Charge Painter - David Kyhn
Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm - ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, & Sensory Friendly
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00pm
329 S. Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Free parking is available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot in the northeast corner of Lovell and Park streets. Additional parking is located behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available for free after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.