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La Jolla Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Peter Parnell, Directed by Scott Schwartz

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U.S. Premiere

The Hunchback of
Notre Dame

October 26 - December 14

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Choreographed by Chase Brock

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

A NEW MUSICAL FEATURING AN OSCAR-NOMINATED SCORE

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story.

"I have always been intrigued by Victor Hugo’s story of love and aloneness, obsession and heroism. Now this extraordinary creative team retells this classic with a simple sophistication and an unspeakably gorgeous score that our audiences will love."
- Artistic Director Christopher Ashley


Featuring Choral Ensemble: SACRA/PROFANA

For a list of the members of the SACRA/PROFANA Auxiliary Chorus performing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, please visit http://sacraprofana.org/auxiliary-chorus.



Mature themes and adult situations. Recommended for ages 12+.





Production Sponsors

US Bank

Lead Sponsor

Morrison Foerster

Lead Sponsor


SDTMD

Funded in part by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District Corporation with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.

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Meet the Creative Team

Composer Alan Menken is celebrated for such beloved works as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors. He’s won eight Oscars, eleven Grammys and a Tony Award.

Lyricist Stephen Schwartz has written both music and lyrics for such hits as Godspell, Pippin and Wicked. A multiple Academy and Grammy Award winner, he was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Bookwriter Peter Parnell's recent Broadway works include the revival of Lerner and Lane’s On a Clear Day... and QED starring Alan Alda. For television, Parnell was a co-producer for The West Wing (two Emmy Award citations).

Director Scott Schwartz directed Golda’s Balcony, which enjoyed successful runs Off- and on Broadway. Schwartz made his Broadway debut as co-director of the musical Jane Eyre, which had its world premiere at the Playhouse.



Music and Design Credits for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music Supervisor and Arranger Michael Kosarin
Orchestrator Michael Starobin
Scenic Design Alexander Dodge
Costume Design Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Sound Design Gareth Owen

Press and Reviews for The Hunchback of Notre Dame


‘Hunchback’ Resounds at the Playhouse
» Read more in UT San Diego

Sound the bells for Playhouse’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’!
» Read more in La Jolla Light

Playhouse Presents Powerful Stage Version of ‘Hunchback’
» Read more in San Diego Magazine

‘Hunchback’ Rings Again at La Jolla Playhouse
» Read more in UT San Diego

Michael Arden, Patrick Page Set for ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Musical
» Read more in LA Times

Having a ‘Hunch’
» Read more in Rage Magazine

12 Plays/Musicals We Can’t Wait to See This Fall
» Read more in EW.com

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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Foodie Fridays

Foodie Friday

Friday, November 7 starting at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!

Foodie Friday

Friday, December 5 starting at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!

ACCESS Performances

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

ASL Interpreted Performance

Friday, November 21 at 8:00 pm

This performance has added American Sign Language interpretation for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Open Captioning Performance

Open Captioned Performance

Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm

This performance has added open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, November 4 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show!

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, November 11 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show!

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, November 19 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, November 22 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Discovery Sunday

Discovery Sunday

Sunday, December 7 after the 2:00 pm performance

Special guest speakers engage audience members in a moderated discussion exploring the issues and themes in the play.

View a sneak peek of The Hunchback of Notre Dame