CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame. From the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. The 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.
While SALT’s Hunchback features the music from the Disney movie, it is NOT the Disney movie version. Everyone does NOT live happily ever after. Powerful and stunning, it explores themes of moral conflicts, sacrifice and love. Deemed “better than Broadway,” only six more shows left of this touching and beautiful tale.
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.
“Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begs the question: what makes a monster and what makes a man?” says Lauren McComas, Artistic Director and President of SALT Performing Arts and the show’s Director. “The conflict between Quasimodo, the gypsies, Frollo and Phoebus de Martin, make one wonder who is the true monster of Notre Dame? Come see our version that takes a different spin. We reimagined how this epic story can be told, and we are excited to have audiences experience this authentic and captivating version.”
Thursday, March 21 7- 9:30 PM
Friday, March 22 7- 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 23 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 24 11AM – 1:30 PM, 3- 5:30 PM
AJ Tantala/Quasimodo, Alexandra Santo/Gargoyle, Andrew Blank/Gargoyle, Camryn Williams/Gypsy, Dylan Zangwill/Gargoyle, Elliot Colahan/Gargoyle, Emily Merow/Gargoyle, Evan Albright/Father Dpin/King Louis/Soldier, Greg Kasander/Frollo, Hannah Elliott/Townsperson, Heather Kalkiewicz/Townsperson, James Wier/Jehan/Saint Aphrodisius/Gypsy, Josh Calderon/Frederic/Gypsy/Soldier, Joy Ann Wolfe/Gypsy, Kayla Friend/Gypsy, Mike Styer/Gargoyle, Mitch King/Phoebus, Nancy Kadwill/Madame Gypsy/Sara Helmers Esmeralda, Stephen Fisher/Clopin, and Zack Salamon, Gargoyle.
The show is Directed & Produced by Lauren McComas with a crew of: Choreographer/Renee Chambers Liciaga , Music Director/Mike Toolan, Assistant Music Director/Emily Merow, Costume Designer/Elizabeth Tozer, Stage Managers/Chelsea Barnett & Mikey Roman, Tech Director & Set Designer/Rob Merow, House Manager/Marketing Director/Judy Elliott, Makeup Designer/Celia Hernandez and Props Master/David Craig.
Admission is $17 – $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, go to https://www.saltpa.com/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame.
The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year long theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at [email protected].
SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information or to request interviews, contact Judy Elliott ([email protected]) or visit our website (saltpa.com).
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