Auditions will be held April 16, 18 and 19 at Rose Center in Morristown. On Monday and Wednesday, April 16 and 18, the auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, April 19, the auditions will begin at 7 p.m. Those who wish to audition should check into Prater Hall prior to the start times and be prepared for a cold reading from the script.
Auditioners will also need to sing 32 bars of a prepared song in the style of the show. Select auditioners will be asked to some perform movement in the style of the show.
The show will be held July 6-15 at Jefferson County High School and will be directed by Encore Artistic Director Frank Williams.
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.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in 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.
A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. You will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.