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.
Quasimodo: Nathan Scott
Quasimodo u/s: Cole Vaughan
Claude Frollo: Sam Tuggle
Claude Frollo u/s: Ben Morrison
Esmeralda: Piper Keusch
Esmeralda u/s: Brook Hale
Captain Phoebus de Martin: Steven Charny
Captain Phoebus de Martin u/s: Triston Wilson
Clopin Trouillefou: Cole Vaughan
Saint Aphrodisius & Clopin Trouillefou u/s: Ian Tweedy
Saint Aphrodisius u/s: Andrew Champion
Jehan Frollo: JJ Gibson
Florika: Jacelyn Grimes
Father Dupin: Vince Bolton
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus: Ben Morrison
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus u/s: JJ Gibson
King Louis XI: Scott Gipson
Madam: Brittany Gatlin-Lloyd
Shawna Amell, Leigh Katherine Bayles, Vincent Bolton, Savanna Brooks, Hannah Bryant, Hannah Burt, Christian Butterfield, Elisha Calhoun, Lydia Cantrell, Andrew Champion, Emily Dillingham, Catherine Ellis, Jaxon Gard, JJ Gibson, Scott Gipson, Rileigh Gossett, Jacelyn Grimes, Brooklyn Hale, Gracie Haley, Sophia Krohn, Brittany Gatlin-Lloyd, Abby Murphy, Flora Stuart, DiDi Turley, Audrey Wallace, Austin Yates
Friday, July 26 at 7pm
Saturday, July 27 at 2pm AND 7pm
Sunday, July 28 at 3pm
at Van Meter Hall on WKU’s campus.
Thank you to our sponsor, Aptiva Health!
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Show synopsis from MTI website.