Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Victor Hugo's classic tale is brought to life in a powerful and provocative new adaptation by Charles Morey. An intense, piercing exploration of one man's descent into the darker regions of the human psyche, Morey's "Hunchback" is both a morality play and an epiphany. Epic and majestic in scale, and stunning in its emotional impact, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a haunting saga of obsession, innocence, compassion, and harrowing despair! If Hugo had written a play instead of a novel, this would be it!
This brand new musical is the only stage collaboration from two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). With a lush, emotionally rich score and beautiful choral arrangements, it’s a dramatic retelling of the epic but tragic Victor Hugo novel. Darker than the Disney film, closer in plot to the novel, the musical showcases the film’s Oscar-nominated score and introduces stunning new songs.
September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30*, Oct. 1 - 7:30 p.m.
September 17, 24 October 1 - 2:00 p.m.
September 18, 25, October 2~ - 3:00 p.m.
September 21, 28 - 10:00 a.m. (Open to school groups only - Call 434-582-7899 for more information)
Recommended for children 10 years of age or older