A Pennsylvania Premiere! On the grand and opulent scale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast arises another epic production to the Fulton’s stage, with a cast of 56 and a triumphant chorus of 36; The Hunchback of Notre Dame will mesmerize with its majestic sets and its incredibly touching story. From Academy Award-winning composer and lyrist, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who individually created Broadway and Film hits such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s Newsies, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Pippin, Pocahontas and Wicked, comes a brand new collaboration that has been called a “Brilliant Miracle.”
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-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. You will be captivated by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell