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Cardinal Music Productions Presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame
December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Cardinal Music Productions presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero, in the Green Room Theatre at E.J. Lajeunesse on November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9, 2018.
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 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 – 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.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Directed by Joseph Anthony Cardinal
Musical direction by:Drew Beaudoin
Choreography by Nina Fasullo
Shows take place at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday.
Tickets are $25 for general seating and available at the Cardinal Music box office at 2569-B Jefferson Blv. or by calling 519-944-5800.
The Green Room Theatre is located at 600 E.C. Row Avenue West (inside E.J. Lajeuness).