Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure

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Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure is a retired Stage Show. It played at the Premier Theatre from June 21, 1996 to 2000 when it went seasonal, and that ended on September 28, 2002.

[edit] Show Synopsis

Based on the hit animated film, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", this magical musical combines both film animation and live performers. Guests enter into the catacombs of 15th century Paris in a colorful, musical featuring the lovable Quasimodo and enchanting gypsy dancer Esmeralda.

The story begins on stage with a cast of medieval puppets and 21 live performers led by storyteller Clopin, king of the gypsies. The three-foot-tall puppets transform into humans, then back to puppets as the tale unfolds. The gypsies deftly set each scene in full view of the audience with movable stone walls, ancient wooden scaffolding and gossamer fabric. A runway extends 40 feet from the stage into the audience so that guests feel as if they're part of the show. The stage adventure takes its audience from deep beneath the streets of Paris in the 15th-century gypsy "Court of Miracles" to Quasimodo's hiding place high in the bell towers of Notre Dame where the gargoyles are his friends, then on to the exciting "Festival of Fools" in the plaza below, where the 20-year-old recluse meets the enchanting gypsy dancer, Esmeralda. As the story reaches its climax, the villain Frollo sets fire to Paris.

[edit] History

It was originally supposed to only run for a year, after which it was to be replaced by a Hercules show. This never came to pass and the Hercules Zero to Hero Victory Parade debuted instead.

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