Fairfield Summer Theatre
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.
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.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM
Callbacks will be on May 12, 2018 at TBA.
(Performance: July 26-29, 2018)
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one minute of an appropriate Broadway song. You may be asked to dance, so please plan accordingly. An accompanist will be provided.
FHS Performing Arts Center
8800 Holden Blvd.
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
All ages. All types. All ethnicities. All actors must be strong singers. Some must be strong dancers. A choir of excellent singers remains onstage throughout and accompanies the action.
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Claude Frollo (Baritone)
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.
Jean Frollo (Tenor)
Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Father Dupin (Baritone)
A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
Clopin Trouillefou (Baritone/Tenor)
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
Captain Phoebus de Martin (Tenor)
Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.
Other Roles/Congregation/Ensemble (all vocal ranges)
Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
Choir (all vocal ranges)
High calibre singers, on stage throughout.
|| Ryan Heinrich