Music Theatre of Denton

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Stephanie Holloway
VP of Public Relations
mtd@musictheatreofdenton.com

Music Theatre of Denton presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(Denton, Texas) – For the final show of our 2018 season, Music Theatre of Denton is bringing The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the historic Campus Theatre. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, 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.

"Hunchback of Notre Dame is a dynamic piece of musical theatre that will warm the heart, and bring a tear to they eye.  A timeless story featuring stunning music, and staged in a story telling fashion, that brings a fresh style to the Campus Theatre stage.  This show has all the feels that will leave audiences talking for years to come," explains Director Eric B. Ryan. 

Performance dates are weekends of October 19-28, 2018 with 7:30pm Friday and Saturday performances, and Sunday 2pm matinees in Denton, Texas.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is Produced by Jen Peace and Micha Stevens, Directed by Eric B. Ryan, Music Direction by John Norine, Jr., Choreography by Emily Leekha, Stage Manager Elizabeth Cantrell, Lighting Design by Les C. Deal, Sound Design by Pat Schaider, Costume Design by Jonathan Daniel Martin and Nathan Scott, Hair Design by Lona Wolfe, Scenic Design by Paul Key and Eric B. Ryan, Properties Design by Sarah Key, and Poster Artwork by Allison Ivey.

Staring Scott Deck as Dom Claude Frollo, Jarrod Monk as Quasimodo, Joshua Hawkins as Clopin Trouillefou, Cameron Roy Hall as Phoebus De Martin, Mira Agustin as Esmeralda, Gabie Hocson as Florika, Sarah Andrews as Madame, Joseph Kaminski as King Louis XI, Andy Searcy as Frederic Charlus, Camden Riefler as St. Aphordisius, Spencer Carrol as Father Dupin, and Christopher Ryal as Jehan Frollo.

Featuring the Congregant Ensemble of Gypsies, Statues, Gargoyles, Topsy Turvy Revelers:  Gabie Hocson, Katie Buck, Camden Riefler, Hunter Vicars, Danielle Graves, Dayle Pinero, Spencer Carrol, Andy Searcy, Reba Joy Atkins, Andres Pinero, Christopher Ryal, Melanie Bonneau, Sarah Andrews, Joseph Kaminski, Tyler Halbrooks, and Caleb Ross.

Introducing The Hunchback of Notre Dame Choir: Abraham Guerra, Sementa Alldredge, Francesca Aurelia Cacal, Alena Cardenez, Harper Carr, Cali Hoyer, Alaina Ice, Mitchell Kantrowitz, Brandy Leach, Rae Schelling, Grace Loe, Belinda King, Marty Franks, Cody Myre, Luke Murphy, Anthony J. Ortega, Mike Strecher, Marley Knittle, Lani Scarlett, Sara Martin, Kathleen Laughlin, Kimberly Mitchell, Amanda Fisher, Shelly Pinder, Elliot Haley, Jacob A. Campbell, Michael Modecki, James Jones, and Blane Owen.

If you are interested in interviewing our Director, Eric B. Ryan, or reviewing our production please contact us at mtd@musictheatreofdenton.com. For additional information regarding Music Theatre of Denton contact Managing Director, David K. Pierce at 940-381-3562.

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