a classic new musical comes to town
Cabrillo Music Theatre bring the gloriously gothic Disney movie to life with this brand new production! Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo (Les Miserables) and featuring the 1995 film's tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a captivating adventure full of heart and drama where love soars to triumph over adversity.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Set in Renaissance Paris, the people of the city whisper of a mysterious bellringer high in the cathedral above them. Quasimodo, meaning "half-formed" was orphaned by the cruel and racist Judge Claude Frollo when he murdered his fleeing gypsy mother. As penance, Frollo raises the baby into a young, lonely man from the confines of Notre Dame Cathedral.
A sweet, yearning figure, Quasimodo longs for the company of other people; as much as he loves his three gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo and Laverne, he is desperate to join the throngs below, especially for the annual Feast Of Fools.
Sneaking out despite the orders of Frollo, he encounters a beautiful yet kind gypsy woman Esmeralda, who saves him from a horrified lynch mob, much to the anger of Frollo - who happens to desire her for himself. In turn granting her sanctuary and helping her escape to the Court of Miracles, he invokes the wrath of Frollo, who is determined to burn Paris to the ground to satisfy his lust. However, he finds help in the most unlikely of sources; the heroic Captain Phoebus, who has also fallen for Esmeralda. Together, they work to save her and the gypsy folk, and try to stop Frollo's horrific genocide. With a soaring score that includes 'Just One Day', 'Feast Of Fools' and 'Hellfire', this is a musical that entertains, shocks and extolls the virtue of tolerance.