The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Book by Peter Parnell, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated film
Director: Bob Cooner
Musical Director: Dean Mora
Auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, November 7, 6:00 PM (Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex aka TADA, 520 Court St, Woodland, CA 95695) and Monday, November 8, 6:00 PM (Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland, CA 95695). Callbacks TBD.
Rehearsals will practice COVID safety for all involved. Please refer to our COVID policies at the top of the page for more information. And please email email@example.com for questions or more information.
Rehearsals will be Mon-Thurs, 7:00-10:00 PM, Jan 10-Mar 3, 7:00-10:00 PM; Tech: Sun, Mar 6, 1:00-7:00 PM (possibly later); Tech/ Dress: Mon-Thurs, Mar 7-10, 6:00-10:30 PM. Performances are Mar 11-Apr 3, 2022, Fri-Sat @ 7:30 PM, Sun @ 2:00 PM.
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 Romani woman, 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 Romani people – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
A Congregation/Choir of gender-flexible storytellers narrates The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In story theater style, each performer in the show begins as a Congregant before taking on the characteristics of their assigned character(s), including principal characters, Gargoyles, Statues, Revelers, Soldiers, Romani (Gypsies), etc.
Claude Frollo: Male, 30-50. Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the Romani “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. Vocal range: Baritone
Quasimodo: Male, 18-30. The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted and brave when necessary. Vocal range: Tenor
Esmeralda: Female, 18-30. A beautiful and free-spirited Romani woman who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus. Vocal range: Alto/Low Soprano
Captain Phoebus de Martin: Male, 18-30. Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo. Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor
Clopin Trouillefou: Male or Female, 20-40. The clever and charismatic King/Queen of the Romani (Gypsies). An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the emcee for the Feast of Fools, s/he is witty and playful, but s/he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor/Soprano
A Congregation/Choir of singers/storytellers: Gender flexible, age 16+. Vocal range: Bass, Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano. The following roles will be cast from the Congregation/Choir ensemble:
Gargoyles/Statues: Gender flexible, age 16+. Eight stone figures of Notre Dame cathedral who come to life and function as Quasimodo’s friends and supporters. Vocal range: Baritone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano
Saint Aphrodisius: Male or Female, 20-50. A statue that comes to life. Vocal range: Baritone/Alto/Soprano
Jehan Frollo: Male, 20-30. Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the Romani woman Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Vocal range: Baritone
Florika: Female, 20-30. A Romani and Quasimodo’s mother. Vocal range: Soprano
King Louis XI: Male, 40-50. King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.
Official: Male, 20-50. A judicial officer. Vocal range: Low Baritone
Madam: Female, 30-50. Owner of a brothel and safe haven for Romani.
Kate Loscutoff: Curious George
Spencer Alexander: Man in the Yellow Hat
Jeff Nauer: Chef Pisghetti
Matthew Franck: Phinneas, Cook, Italian Painter, Delivery Person
Frances Thayer: Netti, Frankie Sidecar, Italian Painter, Delivery Person
Heather Jones: Chef O’Malley, Carpenter, Cook, Italian Painter, Delivery Person
Marcia Gollober: American Tourist, Doorman, Cook, Crowd
Nutcracker “Sweet” Cast
Clara: Sammy Rosendale
Nutcracker: Amelia Robinson-Burmester
Sugar Plum Fairy: Julia Rea
Gumdrop Fairy: Naomi Catalan
Rat King: Journey Ostlind
Fritz: Malaya Day
Marie: Zea Day
Clara: Catherine Hanson
Nutcracker: Audrey Newsom
Sugar Plum Fairy: Lela Rosendale
Gumdrop Fairy: Emily Rea
Rat King: Maya Chessher
Fritz/Marie: Adelaide Grandia
Buddy: Patrick Jordan
Santa: Gil Sebastian
Walter Hobbs: Dave Lack
Emily Hobbs: Marie Nearing
Michael Hobbs: Lauren Battaglia
Jovie: Emily Owens Evans
Deb: Karen Fox
Manager/Mr. Greenway: Aaron Baikie-Rick
Charlotte Dennon/Ensemble: Lacey Hilliard
Emma Van Brocklin/Ensemble: Alissa Renee Brown
Mrs. Claus/Chadwick/Dance Captain: Krissy Schwerin
Matthews/Fake Santa: Shane Burrows
Charlie the Elf/Ensemble: Chris Olvera
Tiara the Elf/Ensemble: Lora Kennedy
Jim/Ensemble: Scott Griffith
Sam/Ensemble: Lorin Torbitt
Ensemble: Brady Stephens
Ensemble: Kylie Koop
Ensemble: Jo Black
Ensemble: Lori Olvera
Kids’ Ensemble: Gianna Santoni
Kids’ Ensemble: Anna Coleman
Kids’ Ensemble: Ruby Schwerin
David Lambert (Walk-On Role): Keith Rode
Emily Jo Shepherd
Darryl Strohl-De Herrera
Anna: Skye Falyn
Elsa: Julia Lindsay
Young Anna: Audrey Mercedez Juarez
Young Elsa: Octavia Villalva
Middle Anna: Malaya Day
Middle Elsa: Abigail Rode
Queen Iduna: Ava Cunningham
King Agnarr/Kristoff: Collin Robinson-Burmester
Sven: Anna Coleman
Hans: Brady Stephens
Olaf: Kate Loscutoff
Bulda: Amelia Robinson-Burmester
Pabbie: Sammy Rosendale
Oaken: Allison Hulbert
Duke of Weselton: Miller Traum
Bishop: Paige Hulbert
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