Theater Works production for final MainStage Production of season
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Theater Works is presenting, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ from Feb. 17 to March 5 in the Gyder Theater at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive.
Of note: the Feb. 26 performance will be an ASL-accompanied performance, according to a press release.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel, with 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. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in Paris of the 15th century.
Quasimodo, the 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.
Alas, Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, 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.
This production is directed by Chris Hamby with musical direction by Lincoln Wright and Choreography by Paul Pedersen, the release states.
‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at Theater Works cast includes:
- Dom Claude Frollo: Rob Watson
- Quasimodo: Nicholas Gunnell
- Clopin Trouillefou: Hector Coris
- Phoebus De Martin: Austin Stuart
- Esmeralda: Theresa Kellar
- Congregant: Harrison Rosenberg
- Congregant/Florika: Tawny Audi
- Congregant/Madame: Jessica Wells
- Congregant: Tenille Rivera
- Congregant/Jehan: Jack Monson
- Congregant/Frederic Charlus: Nick Gearing
- Congregant/Father Dupin/St. Aphrodisius: Jonathan Landvick
- Congregant/King Louis XI: Ryan Malikowski
- Congregant: Lilliane Thelen
- Congregant: Kori Stearns
- Congregant: Marielle Tepe
- Congregant/Official: Andrew Dell
- Congregant: Pearl Guerriere
- Congregant: Emily Andersen
- Choir: Brady Anderson, Shane Aycock, Deatra Branston, Jairyn Bullinger, Todd Corbeil, Rhiannon Cummings, Cody DeLisa, Naya Dell, Shawn Emmerson, Wardeh Rose Hanna, Brenna Keck, Bela Margolies, Kristin Moran, Michael Potter, Kathryn Smithyman, Thylma StaMaria, Emma Torres, Shelly Trujillo
Tickets are $40-48 and are available at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Box Office or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Peoria Arts Commission and the Constance W. McMillin Trust of Sun City are the production sponsors.