Brampton Music Theatre is back to perform yet another Disney classic in November, this time with The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
We all know the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame — a deformed and damaged man named Quasimodo lives in a cathedral, but the beautiful and compassionate Esmeralda transforms him. Quasimodo rescues Esmeralda from burning at the stake and finally helps others realize his dignity and worth.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, Brampton Music Theatre’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame will showcase 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame is an epic theatrical experience. It is a challenging piece of theatre on multiple levels — the clarity of the storytelling, the dense and breathtaking music, potential for creativity in theatrical expression and the range of emotional content born by the performers,” says Musical Director Sharon Vandrish.
The show offers a powerful message of acceptance that resonates with audiences. It showcases themes like faith, power, discrimination, hypocrisy, isolation, and sacrifice.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins and ends with one question: “What makes a monster and what makes a man?” I hope our production inspires you to answer that question for yourself,” says Show Director John Thomas. “This is a musical about being an outsider — a situation that most people can relate to and something that reaches us as an audience to our core.”
The show will feature Matt Butler as Quasimodo, Lindsey Camara as Esmeralda, Brad Bryson as Dom Claude Frollo and Jason Andrew as Pheobus.
BMT has been producing shows in the community for over 50 years. Their most recent productions of Beauty & The Beast and Hairspray were a huge success, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame is expected to be no different.
The show runs from November 8 to 10 and 15 to 17. Right now adult tickets are $30 when you use code SAVE30, but only for a limited time. You can order tickets online by clicking here or call the Rose Theater box office at 905-874-2800.