The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jun 1 – Jun 24, 2018
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Music by Alan Menken
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Creative Team
Director: Glenn Casale
Choreographer: Dana Solimando
Music Director: Dennis Castellano
Scenic Designer: Stephen Gifford
Costume Designer: Marcy Froehlich
Lighting Designer: Jared A. Sayeg
Sound Designer: Joanna Lynne Staub
Hair and Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones
Costume Coordinator: Cathy Meacham Hunt
Fight Director: Cathan Bordyn
ASL Master: Ryan Schlecht
Production Stage Manager: J.R. Welden
with the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Cast (click for bios):
JOSHUA M. CASTILLE
JOSHUA M. CASTILLE
Castille makes his 5th Avenue Theatre debut as Quasimodo. Castille is a Deaf performance artist based out of Los Angeles, CA who strives to form meaningful collaborations that explore the boundaries of art. He has worked on various projects in different roles including ASL master, director, actor, set designer and more. Notable acting credits include Tribes at ACT Theatre and Deaf West’s Spring Awakening on Broadway. His charming ability to communicate and deliver performance art to both hearing and Deaf audiences allows him to connect people in a way that is unique and entertaining.
Hunchback marks Fitzpatrick’s 26th appearance at The 5th. A Footlight Award winner for his 2005 portrayal of Sweeney Todd, his Broadway appearances include Les Misérables, Scarlet Pimpernel, Memphis, 42nd Street, Driving Miss Daisy, Damn Yankees, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Boys from Syracuse and Sweet Smell of Success. Fitzpatrick starred opposite Petula Clark in Sunset Boulevard and opposite Patti LuPone in Passion (sharing an Emmy). National Tours: Little Mermaid, Aspects of Love, 6 Degrees…, Guys and Dolls and the Hal Prince-directed Whistle Down the Wind. Twelve Off-Broadway leading roles. 200+ roles in regional theaters. Multiple appearances on Law & Order. allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com.
Williamson is grateful to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Last seen as Jory in Disgraced at Northern Stage. Broadway: Memphis, Scandalous, Rocky. Off Broadway: Soul Doctor. National Tour: Disney’s The Lion King. Regional: Wicked, Dreamgirls, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Act. Many thanks to TMH, Family, Chosen Family, The Laughing Lotus Family and DGRW Inc. for their unwavering support! DanyelleWilliamson.com.
Cardona is thrilled to be making his debut at The 5th! Regional: In The Heights, Finding Nemo: The Musical, Les Misérables, Porgy and Bess and West Side Story. TV: The X Factor. He has been a back up singer for the following artists: SuperFruit, Jordan Fisher, Shoshana Bean, Ace Young, Kirstie Maldonado, Jackie Evancho and Sandi Patti. He can currently be seen in one of the country’s premier a capella groups, Voctave. IG: @cardonaej
Select 5th Avenue: Carousel, Pirates of Penzance, RENT, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Story, Candide, Miss Saigon. Broadway: Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast), A Bronx Tale (first replacement), Voice of Cave of Wonders Worldwide. Select Regional: Pride & Prejudice, A View from the Bridge, Assassins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Beatsville, Beatrice and Benedict, Sondheim at the Pops, Peter and the Starcatcher. 2018 ACT Theatre Core Company, “Uldren Sov” in Bungie’s Destiny. @brandonactor Brandon-ONeill.com.
At The 5th: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), A Christmas Story (Old Man), Monty Python’s Spamalot! (Lancelot). SCT: Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Caractacus Potts). Village Theatre: Full Monty (Jerry), Trails (Mike), No Way To Treat A Lady (Morris Brummell). Love to Jess.
So excited to be back at The 5th and part of this magical show! The 5th: Mamma Mia!, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Andrina), How to Succeed… Tour: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Andrina). International Tour: West Side Story (Anybodies, Maria u/s). Many thanks to Glenn. Love to Mom & Dad!
JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
Curtis is a Texas native. Her theater credits include Oklahoma!, Carousel, Man of La Mancha, Holiday Inn and Kiss Me, Kate at The 5th. Companies: Wideman/Davis Dance, Alison Chase Performance, Opus Dance Theater, Spectrum Dance Theater and Solo Magic. Follow her on Instagram @jade_solomon_.
CORINNA LAPID MUNTER
Peacock proudly returns to The 5th’s stage again this season! Previous performance credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Hortensio); Mamma Mia!; A Chorus Line (Richie Walters); Ragtime; How to Succeed…; Man of La Mancha. Peacock graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts dance program where he was awarded the Merce Cunningham Scholarship for choreographic innovation. Honored to be associate choreographing for the first time! Instagram: @richpea252.
JORDAN IOSUA TAYLOR
CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
The 5th: Kiss Me, Kate; Mamma Mia!; Assassins; Pirates of Penzance; Saving Aimee; Aladdin; A Christmas Story; Catch Me If You Can and others. Broadway: Scandalous. National Tour: Hello, Dolly! Village Theatre: Iron Curtain, Million Dollar Quartet, Tommy and others. SCT: Goodnight Moon, The Wizard of Oz, Busytown and others. Wolfe is also the Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre Company. Love to Bryan. Matt-Wolfe.net.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is adapted from the classic novel by Victor Hugo; the music is by Alan Menken, the lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It tells the story of Quasimodo, the son of an archdeacon’s brother and a gypsy girl, who grows up in Notre Dame cathedral. He is told by Claude Frollo, his uncle and keeper, that he is deformed and ugly and must stay hidden.
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A couple of “hells” are heard and one “damnation.” The townspeople call Esmerelda a “gypsy whore.”
Jehan brings his pious brother, Claude, a gypsy girl as a birthday gift, which is refused. Jehan and the girl leave together; their illegitimate son, who has a hump on his back, will later be given to Claude, who has risen to the position of archdeacon.
Esmerelda, the gypsy girl, dances before the crowd: Claude Frollo, Phoebus, and Quasimodo are all entranced by her as she sings: “Before we get old / Come feel the heat / Come taste the desire / Feel them within you.”
Frollo offers to teach Esmerelda and save her soul; she is frightened, as she can see his attraction to her. When she resists, he threatens her with arrest if she enters the cathedral again. Frollo then confesses his lust to God, but blames it on the “gypsy witch.”
We see Phoebus seek Esmerelda out and then see them awaken together in the morning, indicating they have become lovers.
Soldiers searching for Esmerelda, who has been accused of witchcraft, seek her out in a brothel that is known to provide help for gypsies.
Claude Frollo considers throwing a child (who has been left in his keeping) into the abyss, but changes his mind.
Phoebus, a soldier back from the front, arrives to join the Cathedral Guard; he sings of the deaths he has witnessed: “I’m far away from battle / the clotting blood and rotting wounds / Of dead and dying men.”
When Quasimodo is named king of the day, the crowd begins to throw objects at him, then to beat him; Frollo refuses to stop them right away, but Esmerelda calls it a halt.
Frollo decides that the gypsy girl he is infatuated with “will be mine or she will burn.” When she is captured, he embraces her and she claws at his cheek to get away.
Frollo slaps Quasimodo after Esmerelda visits, accusing him of “impure thoughts.”
Esmerelda puts a knife to Phoebus’s throat when she thinks he will arrest her; he disarms her, but she elbows him and retrieves her knife.
A character is stabbed in the back (but not killed) when soldiers attempt to arrest Esmerelda.
Claude Frollo’s pleasure-loving brother Jehan is seen drinking in the cathedral.
The archdeacon, Frollo, objects to the annual “Feast of the Fools,” the only time “foreigners, gypsies, and criminals” are allowed to wander the city freely without fear of arrest.
Esmerelda prays when she enters the cathedral for the first time: “Please help my people / The poor and down-trod / I thought we were all / The children of God.”