The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Fri, Jun 1 - Sun, Jun 3
Capitol Theater: $25 - $45
Recommended for audiences 10 years and older
Special student rush tickets for $15 each. Limit 2, day of show only, 30 minutes before curtain, must show student ID.
Generously supported by:
Madison Community Foundation
Pleasant T. Roland Foundation
W. Jerome Frautschi
A. Paul T. Jones Charitable Trust
National Guardian Life Insurance Company
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. It’s 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. The message of kindness and acceptance that Hunchback promotes is still relevant in the world today.
The production has more than 20 full-length songs and features a cast over 50 and an orchestra of 23 musicians on stage!