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Casting Call: Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Victor Hugo's Epic Story About Love, Acceptance, And What It Means To Be A Hero.

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, Esmerelda. 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.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.

Music by Allen Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Peter Parnell.

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Audition Dates & Times

Character Auditions Only

Casting For 12 Men And 5 Women, Ages 15 & Older
Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday,November 28 at 7:00 PM
(Please Note: If you wish to be considered for the Onstage Choir, you must also attend the Onstage Choir audition. No one auditioning for the Character roles will be automatically considered for the Onstage Choir.)

Onstage Choir Audition Only

Casting For Up To 32 Men And Women, Ages 15 & Older
Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

Callbacks

Callbacks scheduled as necessary.

Performance Dates

February 16 Through March 4, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays At 8:00 PM, Sundays At 2:00 PM

Director
Kurt Gillins
Cast Vocal Director
Becky Bongard
Choir Vocal Director
Bill Woods
Orchestra Conductor
Phil Loos

Rehearsals

The 17 actors will have one rehearsal before Christmas to get scripts and start learning. Principal actors will have a couple of additional vocal rehearsals in December. Rehearsals will begin in earnest on Monday, January 2.

The onstage choir will begin rehearsal after the first of the year. Rehearsal schedule will be lighter than that of the cast of characters.

Character Breakdown

Quasimodo
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo's charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmerelda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. This is a physical role with lots of climbing and lifting.
Vocal Range Top: Bb5
Vocal Range Bottom: Bb2

Claude Frollo
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy "vermin", even as he lusts after Esmerelda. Calculating, manipulative and obsessive.
Vocal Range Top: Bb4
Vocal Range Bottom: E2

Esmerelda
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Exotic, sensual and compassionate. She frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgement, she falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Vocal Range Top: D5
Vocal Range Bottom: E3

Captain Phoebus de Martin
Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome and strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong and he also defies the corrupted Frollo.
Vocal Range Top: Ab4
Vocal Range Bottom: A2

Clopin Trouillefou
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
Vocal Range Top: F#5
Vocal Range Bottom: D3

Jehan Frollo
(Also Will Play Ensemble Roles)
Claude's reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother's care. Wild, passionate and strong-willed.
Vocal Range Top: Eb5
Vocal Range Bottom: F3

Florika
(Also Will Play Ensemble Roles)
A gypsy and Quasimodo's mother.
Vocal Range Top: F#5
Vocal Range Bottom: E4

Additional Ensemble
Additional Ensemble will play the roles of gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers and citizens of Paris. Must be able to move well and will have spoken lines and solo singing lines. Ensemble characters include Saint Aphrodisius, a Madam, a Tribunal, King Louis XI, Lieutenant Frederic Charlus, Father Dupin, among others.

Onstage Choir
Casting for up to 32 men and women, ages 15 and over, for the onstage choir that accompanies the show.

BE PREPARED!

Main & Ensemble Roles

Those auditioning for a character should bring a prepared song of your choice to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Due to the complexity of the music in this show, bring a song that best showcases your vocal ability. We are looking for performers with excellent voices. You should bring sheet music for your auditions piece in the correct key. No a capella auditions will be allowed. There will also be cold readings from the script and singing from the score for certain roles. Vocal selections from the score may be taught, but it would be in you best interest to become familiar with the score. A dance audition may also be required for individuals interested in certain characters. If you are also interested in auditioning for the onstage choir, you will need to attend the Thursday audition as well. No one at the Monday or Tuesday auditions will be automatically considered for the onstage choir.

Onstage Choir

If you are auditioning for the onstage choir, you should attend the Thursday audition. Choir auditions will not be held on Monday or Tuesday. All music for this audition will be taught. You do not need to prepare any songs, but your are encouraged to become familiar with the score.

Audition Registration Form

In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a Full Audition Registration Form.You can  CLICK HERE to download the full Audition Registration Form which you should complete and bring with you to the audition.

Notices

For anyone under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian MUST accompany them to the audition.
Anyone over the age of 18 who is cast is subject to a criminal background check.

Questions?

If you have questions about auditions, roles or production, please CLICK HERE to submit your question online.  We will respond to your question within 48 hours.

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While pre-registration is not required, those who do pre-register will be auditioned first. Click on the appropriate button below, complete the short pre-registration form and it submit it online.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be considered for both a main/emsemble character AND the onstage choir, you MUST pre-register for BOTH. No one auditioning for the main/ensemble characters will automatically be considered for the onstage choir.

In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a full Audition Registration Form. You can CLICK HERE to download the full Audition Registration Form which you should complete and bring with you to the audition.

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