About the Show:
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book (American) by Peter Parnell
Based on the book The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
-North American premiere at La Jolla Playhouse on October 28, 2014 and closed December 7, 2014
Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world. When he summons the courage to attend the Feast of Fools, he meets Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy who protects him from an angry mob. But at the same time, Quasimodo’s master, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, and the new captain of the guard, Phoebus de Martin, fall in love with the beautiful girl. Adding to Quasimodo’s struggle is his punishment and derision from Frollo, following years of psychological abuse, and the danger posed by the gypsies, who are willing to kill any outsiders who venture into their secret hideout. But before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger? This story questions, what makes a monster and what makes a man?
2014 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for OUtstanding Featured Male in a Musical, Outstanding Lighting Design and Outstanding Scenic Design
July 30, 2021 7:30 pm - 10:30 am