F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton, Paolo Montalban Cast in Hunchback of Notre Dame

News   F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton, Paolo Montalban Cast in Hunchback of Notre Dame
The musical based on the Victor Hugo novel plays the Ogunquit Playhouse this month.
F. Michael Haynie
F. Michael Haynie

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which will play the Maine venue July 13-August 6.

Victor Hugo’s epic tale of hope, love and passion features a book by Peter Parnell (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Broadway revival), music by composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell).

The musical, according to press notes, is described as “the love story of the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, the scorned bell-ringer Quasimodo and the dashing Captain Phoebus [which] comes to glorious life in this powerful rendition of the timeless tale. The bold and dramatic theatrics, combined with the music's orchestral power and choral beauty provided by a thirty-two member choir that accompanies the cast, promise to transport audiences back to fifteenth century Paris and inside the cathedral walls made famous by Victor Hugo’s novel.”

The cast will be led by F. Michael Haynie as Quasimodo with Sydney Morton as Esmeralda, Christopher Johnstone as Captain Phoebus, Bradley Dean as Claude Frollo and Paolo Montalban as Clopin.

The creative team includes director Shaun Kerrison, choreographer Connor Gallagher, fight director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, conductor/music director Brent-Alan Huffman, associate music director Jeffrey Campos, chorus master Wendell Scott Purrington, scenic designer Adam Koch, associate scenic designer Steven Royal and costume designer Martha Bromelmeier.

For tickets visit ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at (207) 646-5511.

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