THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
“Just to live one day out there.”
WRITTEN BY ACADEMY & TONY WINNERS OF WICKED, ALADDIN, and BEAUTY & THE BEAST!
July 7 - August 5, 2018
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Direction and Choreography by Matthew McCoy
Musical Direction by Jon Gallo
2961 16th 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.
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Matthew McCoy, Director/Choreographer
Jon Gallo, Musical Director
Wayne Roadie, Stage Manager
Cat Knight, Assnt. Stage Manager
Genevieve Pabon, Assnt. Stage Manager
Matthew McCoy, Set Designer
Brooke Jennings, Costume Designer
Eric Johnson, Lighting Designer
Anton Hedman, Sound Designer
Clay David, Prop Designer
Jackie Dennis, Wig Designer
Jake Delgado, Sound Board Op
Richard Gutierrez, Wardrobe Master
Stewart Lyle, Technical Director
Alex Rodriguez, Quasimodo
Clay David, Frollo
Alysia Beltran, Esmeralda
Jack O'Reilly, Phoebus
Branden Thomas, Trouillefou Clopin
Pauli Amornkul, Player
Patrick Brewer, Player
Alvin Bunales, Player
Jorey Cantu, Player
Juan Castro, Player
Julio Chavez, Player
Z Hansen, Player
Christopher Juan, Player
Jessie Anne Lukban, Player
Benjamin Nguyen, Player
Loreigna Sinclair, Player
Kaylamay Suarez, Player
ALEX RODRIGUEZ (Quasimodo) is thrilled to be making his Bay Area Musicals debut in this amazing show! Alex is an award-winning Bay Area artist whose most recent credits include choreography for Jesus Christ Superstar, Reefer Madness, Silence! The Musical, The Wild Party (TBA Award 2016) and Heathers: The Musical (TBA and BATCC Awards 2015) for Ray of Light Theatre and Ragtime for Berkeley Playhouse. National Tour: Miss Saigon. Acting Credits: Evita (TBA Lead Actor 2014), Triassic Parq (TBA Featured 2014), Cabaret (The Emcee), Bat Boy (Bat Boy), Rent (Angel), A Chorus Line (Paul). ROL Cabarets: No Hablo Español: Tales of the Whitest Brown Boy, Let Saigons Be Bygones and Rant: Take It or Leave It. For Bam, Thu, and his PIC.
CLAY DAVID (Frollo) over three decades, Clay David’s professional career in theatre arts, from London, Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, national tours to educational theatre, has embraced advocacy, acting, directing, production supervision, management, design, fundraising, community engagement and education. Most recently, his achievements in the theater have been recognized with the Theatre Bay Area TITAN Award for Excellence in Theatre, five 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critic’s Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Set Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Production. He has also won the Dean Goodman Choice Award-Best Director, Lee Hartgrave FAME Best Play Award, and The Victor Borge Legacy Award. In educational theater, Clay served as professor and lecturer of theater at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Connecticut, Diablo Valley College, and served as Chairman of Drama at Contra Costa College. He was the recipient of the BRAVO Award for Outstanding Innovation and Excellence in the Arts, AMCO Kennedy Center National Winner, and the Golden Apple Professor of the Year Award. Clay currently serves as Executive Director for FOGG Theatre, supporting innovational and groundbreaking performing arts endeavors that reflect, explore and celebrate the wondrous diversity that characterizes the Bay Area.
ALYSIA NOELLE BELTRAN (Esmeralda) is thrilled to make her debut with Bay Area Musicals. Regional credits: Gandhi! The Musical (B Street Theatre). Other credits include The 1940’s Radio Hour (SJMT), HA!R (Landmark Musical Theater), Spamalot (Palo Alto Players), Miss Saigon (Broadway By The Bay) and the world premier of the Filipino dance theatre production of Bae Makiling (Kulintang Arts). She has also participated in developmental workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York of Latinx Musical, Sincerely, Mom (Lisa, Desiree). Thanks to Jesse, Mom & Dad, y mi familia. @alysianoelle
JACK O’REILLY (Phoebus) is excited to be appearing again on the Victoria Theater stage with Bay Area Musicals, where he was seen before as Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles. He most recently appeared in 42nd Street Moon's Saturday Night. Other Bay Area credits include Man of La Mancha (Custom Made Theater Company), The Hunchback of Notre Dame(Hillbarn Theater), and a small role in Celebrating Bernstein with MTT at the San Francisco Symphony. Previously, he was in Washington, D.C., where he appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar (McLean Community Players), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Dominion Stage), and 13 Men (D.C. Capital Fringe Festival). Jack spent a year touring and performing all around the world with the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University and is a vocal harmony enthusiast. He's eternally grateful to the supporters of theater in the Bay Area, and he cherishes the opportunity to help bring this beautiful music and story to life.
BRANDEN NOEL THOMAS (Clopin) began singing in 11th grade after he was admitted into Oakland School for the Arts and its award-winning concert choir and bass singer/award-winning choreographer of vocal rush; there he received vocal training in a choral setting. He progressed as a vocalist in high school and started to perform in musical theater. Credits include Seussical ( Sour Kangaroo) , Avenue Q (Gary Coleman ) , and Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle). Branden desires and hopes to become someone who touches people through his work, hopefully with a career in musical theater. He aspires to inspire.
PAULI N. AMORNKUL (Player) is delighted to return with this incredible cast/creative team to BAM!, where she was last seen in The Wedding Singer. Favorite theatre credits: The Song of the Nightingale [Nightingale, Town Hall Theatre]; Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Amah, Winner three 2014 TBA Awards) and Inside Out and Back Again (Mother U/S, performed) [Bay Area Children’s Theatre]; A Chorus Line (Connie) and Miss Saigon [Broadway By the Bay]; The Mountain Play, Berkeley Playhouse, Hillbarn Theatre,Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor. Offstage roles include: a physician/AIDS epidemiologist in Africa, a professor at UCSF Medical School, the coolest Aunt, and an ice cream addict. Pauli is grateful for the love and support of her family, friends, and mentors.
PATRICK BREWER (Player) is ebullient to be returning to the BAMily. Patrick has recently been seen in SF Strips/Broadway Bares. Favorite works include: Wedding Singer (Ensemble/DCpt) BAM, Billy Elliot(Older Billy) CCMT, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Frank/DCpt) TheaterRhino, Cabaret (Bobby/DCpt) Hillbarn, La Cage Aux Folles (Hannah) BAM; (Mercedes) CCCT and (Phaedra/Chantal) SBMT, Addams Family (Ancestor,u/s Festor and Mal) Berkeley Playhouse, WSS (Ensemble) BBBay and CMTSJ, Bare (Lucas and Peter) SJS, ACL (Bobby) PCRT, The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky) Boxcar. Outside of the theater, Patrick plays Soccer with the second oldest all-inclusive club SF Spikes and plays Ultimate Frisbee with BGF. Patrick has also performed with numerous dance companies in the Bay Area. Patrick hopes you all enjoy the show.
ALVIN CASTILLO BUNALES (Player) has appeared in several theatre productions. You may have seen Alvin in Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, RENT, and Grease where Alvin first worked with Director, Matthew McCoy. Buñales’s journey as a performer began as Schroeder in Charlie Brown and Mr. Mayor in Seussical. These first roles helped Buñales appreciate their own fluidity and expressiveness on and off the stage. The New Jersey Native currently resides in San José, CA studying Sociology at De Anza College. In 2019, Alvin will be traveling the islands of the Philippines on a quest to uncover their identity and fulfill the dancer’s passion for Filipino Folk Dance. This summer Alvin will début the role Alvin, the free-spirited Zumba Instructor at Stanford University.
JOREY CANTU (Player) is excited to make her Bay Area Musicals debut! Jorey attended Notre Dame de Namur University where she received her BFA in Musical Performance in 2014. After taking a small break to earn her Master's in English at California State University: Fullerton, Jorey is happy to be back in the Bay and back to the world of theater. Her past productions include Footloose, Company, RENT, Little Women, and Rock of Ages. She currently teaches at Skyline College.
JUAN CASTRO (Quasimodo U/S/Player) is ecstatic to make his Bay Area Musicals debut with his favorite Disney musical! Originally from LA, he graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont and has since lived in the Bay Area performing in musical theatre. Most recently seen as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, his credits include Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods*, Linus in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with Pacifica Spindrift Players, Franz in Rock of Ages*, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family* with Stage 1 Theatre, and Ensemble in No, No, Nanette with 42nd Street Moon and American Idiot with City Lights Theater Company (*BroadwayWorld.com Nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Local). He has written and performed an original musical about Lorenz Hart, Songs from the Hart. When not performing, he is a K-5 Music Teacher at Notre Dame Elementary and teaching artist with BACT. He thanks his friends and family for their love and support! Follow him on Instagram: @juancastrophe
JULIO CHAVEZ (Player) recently had his San Francisco debut with Bay Area Musicals’ production of The Wedding Singer and is excited to rejoin the Bay Area Musicals family! Julio is originally from Venezuela, a proud University of Florida alumnus, and an avid vocal impersonator. Favorite Florida credits include Hairspray, Footloose, Peter Pan, All Shook Up, and Man of La Mancha. Julio was also in the U.K. debut of War at Home at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support, and the Bay Area theatre community for their warm welcome.
Z HANSEN (Player) is making his San Francisco debut, here, with Bay Area Musicals. He is excited to be working on Hunchback, having just seen it this Spring, for the first time! Never having worked on a production of Hunchback before, Z is eager for this opportunity to work with old friends on new material! After this summer, Z will be returning for a Senior year at Chico State. Recent credits include: From CSU Chico’s Mainstage, Nicky in Avenue Q, St. Jimmy in American Idiot, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods; From Chico Theatre Company, Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde."
CHRISTOPHER JUAN (Player) is so happy to be back with Bay Area Musicals to help tell this wonderful story, after performing as Chantal in their inaugural season production of La Cage aux Folles. Credits include: The Song of the Nightingale (Town Hall Theatre, Altarena Playhouse); Evita (PCRT); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (BACT); Flower Drum Song (Woodminster); Pirates of Penzance (Berkeley Playhouse); All Shook Up (TVRT); Into the Woods (CCPA); A Chorus Line and Urinetown (Douglas Morrisson Theatre). His drag alter-ego Chi-Chi Kago recently presented her one-woman origin story "Who Is She?" as part of the recent revival of GAPA Theatre. Chi-Chi performs with the Rice Rockettes, SF’s premier Asian drag troupe, on the second Thursdays of the month at the LookOut in the Castro. Chris thanks his family and friends for their support and you, for supporting local theater. Enjoy the show!
JESSIE ANNE LUKBAN (Player) is making her debut with Bay Area Musicals for Hunchback and is thrilled to be doing so. Some of her recent productions include: In The Heights (Stage 1), Bullets Over Broadway (TVRT), and American Idiot (CCCT). She would like to thank her family and friends for the constant love and support. She wouldn’t be able to live out her dreams if it weren’t for you all. www.jessieannelukban.com
BENJAMIN NGUYEN (Player) is thrilled to be returning to Bay Area Musicals in Hunchback of Notre Dame with this brilliant cast and crew! He was most recently seen in Inside Out and Back Again with Bay Area Children's Theatre where he also performed in Fly Guy the Musical (Buzz) and Seussical (Jojo). Other credits include The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) at Berkeley Playhouse, Song of the Nightingale at Town Hall Theatre (Watchmaker), and Bay Area Musicals' How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Gatch) and Hair (Woof).
LOREIGNA SINCLAIR (Esmeralda U/S/Player) is overjoyed to be back with the BAMily in Hunchback of Norte Dame! Originally from Vallejo, CA she relocated to Los Angeles where she graduated from AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts with a Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre. Since graduating her favorite credits include: JoAnn/Ensemble in Dreamgirls International Tour with McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Ensemble in The Wedding Singer with Bay Area Musicals, Ensemble in Rock of Ages with Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and originating the title role of Frances “RED” Reed in the original workshop of RED A New Musical. Thank you to her family and friends for all their love and support!
KAYLAMAY SUAREZ (Player) is an alumni of the Pacific Conservatory Theater Acting Program (PCPA) on the Central Coast. Originally born and bred here in the Bay Area, she is an artist at her core. She is juiced to be a part of her first BAM! production, and excited to be jumping in to musical theater after a 2 year hiatus. Kaylamay spent the past year at Pianofight hosting "In Search of the Funniest Play Ever" with Aweome Theatre and just wrapped up her first tour with The New Conservatory Theatre Center's (YouthAware presents:) OUTSPOKEN. Last summer she was privileged to be a part of the inaugural season of Penguin Productions in Oregon where she played Celia in "As You Like It"and one of the witches in "MacBeth" Kaylamay would like to thank her friends and family for joining her on this wild ride and hopes you enjoy this leg of the journey.
MATTHEW MCCOY (Director/Choreographer/Scenic Designer) is proud to call San Francisco home. Mr. McCoy has performed, directed, choreographed, and produced plays, musicals, cabarets, and magic production shows nationally and Internationally. He has worked professionally in the regional theatre circuit as well as in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, London, and Shanghai. Professional Credits Include: Cinderella (Director & Choreographer), The Music Man (Director & Choreographer), Dracula (Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Into the Woods(Choreographer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director & Choreographer), Bye Bye Birdie (Choreographer), Shrek the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Addams Family the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Mary Poppins (Co-Director & Co-Choreographer), Fiddler on the Roof (Choreographer), How To..Trying (Director), Hair (Choreographer), La Cage aux Folles (Director & Choreographer), Seussical (Choreographer), Wedding Singer (Director) and now Hunchback. He has recieved TBA Award nominations for his choreography on Nunsense and Peter Pan and was most recently awarded BEST CHOREOGRAPHY from SFBATCC for his work on 42nd STREET. Matthew is the Founder & Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.
JON GALLO (Music Director/Keyboard) is a music director and pianist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he studied piano performance under Dr. W. Terrance Spiller. Jon was last seen as MD of MAMMA MIA! for Mountain Play's 105th season on top of Mount Tamalpais. He worked as music director for Bay Area Musicals for the past 3 years, and for the Performing Arts Academy of Marin for the past 6 years. In addition to a busy rehearsal and performance schedule, he serves as choir director for Trinity Music Ministry in Oakland and is a music teacher at Mount Tam School. Some of his favorite music director credits include, but are not limited to The Wedding Singer, Into The Woods, 42nd Street, Assassins, Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, La Cage aux Folles, and Hair. Jon is a founding member & resident music director of Bay Area Musicals.
WAYNE ROADIE (Stage Manager) is one of the resident stage managers at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda and at Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward. You may have seen his work, on and off stage, at a variety of venues around the Bay Area. A few recent exploits include; The Book of Liz, Our Town, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. In his spare time, Wayne likes to slay dragons and rescue maidens. Wayne likes coffee. www.wayneroadie.com
CAT KNIGHT (Assnt. Stage Manager) is a Bay Area Stage Manager who grew up in nearby San Jose. She graduated from California State East Bay with a degree in Theatre. She continued her education as a Stage Management Fellow with the American Conservatory Theatre here in San Francisco. Some credits include “Girlhood” with FaultLine Theatre, “ReOrient Festival” with Golden Thread Productions, and “The Lion In Winter”, “House of Yes”, and “Middletown” (to name a few) with The Custom Made Theatre Company. This is her first show with Bay Area Musicals. She would like to thank her wonderful husband for his love, and her family for their endless support.
GENEVIEVE PABON (Assnt. Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to the Victoria after working on Bay Area Musicals' charming production of The Wedding Singer. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University. Favorite past shows include Basil Twist's Symphony Fantastic, Daisy in the Dream Time, and The Supers. When not in the booth calling cues or on deck, Geneviėve can be found house managing A.C.T.'s Geary and Strand theaters or on the trapeze at Circus Center. Later this year Genevieve will be Stage Managing The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show for Bay Area Children's Theatre. Special thanks to Elaine Miller for her unending love and support.
BROOKE JENNINGS (Costume Designer) is ecstatic to return to BAM with this fantastic production OF Hunchback! A graduate of UC Santa Cruz's Theater Arts Masters Program, Brooke is an award winning Costume Designer currently working in the Bay Area and New York. Her credits include San Francisco Playhouse (Barbecue, Colossal, The Nether, Stage Kiss), Berkeley Playhouse (Peter Pan The Musical), We Players (Romeo and Juliet, HeroMonster, Ondine), Magic Theater (asst. designer: A Lie of the Mind, Bad Jews), FaultLine Theater ( Every 28 Hours, Maggie’s Riff, Dead Dog’s Bone), Virago Theatre (The Singularity (New York Premier, 2015)), Custom Made Theater Company (Mother Night, Belleville, Chess The Musical, Six Degrees of Separation, Sam and Dede (SF and NY Premieres), The Crucible), City Lights Theater (Rocky Horror Show), and Santa Cruz Shakespeare (asst. designer, Frog and Toad). Brooke is the 2015 Recipient for Best Costume Design by Theatre Bay Area for her work on We Players’ “Ondine at Sutro," directed by Ava Roy and Carly Cioffi.
ANTON HEDMAN (Sound Engineer/Designer) born and raised in the Bay Area, he is the owner of Hedman Sound and General Manager of Sound Productions. Anton has worked in several venues including SF Playhouse (2014-2017), Victoria Theatre (Ray of Light), Pier 39, Eureka Theatre, BRAVA Theatre, Showgun Players (Assassins, Woyzeck), CFRT (Fayetteville, NC), and LaMaMA (NYC). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and the cast and crew of this show for their hard work and talent! For more information please visit hedmansound.com
RICHARD GUTIERREZ (Wardrobe Master) spent ten years performing with the Muhlenburg Summer Music Theatre and performed Off-Broadway at the Performing Garage and Theater for the New City. As an Actor, Costume Designer, Graphic Designer, Production Manager and Film Maker he currently lends his creative services again to Bay Area Musicals as well as a few other Bay Area theater companies including, The Custom Made Theater Company, Theater Of Others and Landmark Musical Theater where he last served as Production Manager and Costume Designer for “The Boy From Oz”, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”, “Hair”, Costume Designer for “Roar Of The Greasepaint The Smell Of The Crowd” and and was last seen on stage in their production of The Fantasticks.