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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 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.

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, May 4th, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 7:00 PM
Friday, May 11th, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, May 18th, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by Duane Campbell & Susan Smith, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: February 11th and 12th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 05/04/18-05/20/18

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on February 15th, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email the director at dcampbell@connecticuttheatrecompany.org and/or ssmith@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

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 Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Jehan Frollo
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Florika
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Father Dupin
A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: C3

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 Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Clopin Trouillefou
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. 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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: D3

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, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus
Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30

Esmeralda
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

King Louis XI
King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50

Tribunal
A judicial officer.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Madam
Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50

Saint Aphrodisius
A stained-glass image that comes to life.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Congregation
Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

Gender: Both
Choir
Gender: Both