THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
“Everyone longs to be out there.”
WRITTEN BY ACADEMY & TONY WINNERS OF WICKED, ALADDIN, and BEAUTY & THE BEAST!
July 7 - August 4, 2018
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Direction and Choreography by Matthew McCoy
Musical Direction by Jon Gallo
650 GEARY Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Bay Area Musicals will close its’ season with the luscious musical---brought you by the winning team behind Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty & the Beast---The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.
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.
An angelic score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Bring the entire family and be swept away by the magic of Bay Area Musicals’ production of this truly unforgettable musical.