STAGE TUBE: Local Choir Joins Paper Mill for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, has officially begun its spring run at Paper Mill Playhouse. Local choir members from the Continuo Arts Foundation are providing a lush backdrop for the musical, which Menken told NJTV News provides the show an "emotional depth". Watch a behind-the-scenes report about the singers below!
Directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock, leading the company once again are Michael Arden (Big River) as Quasimodo, Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Dom Claude Frollo, Ciara Renée (Pippin) as Esmeralda,Andrew Samonsky (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Captain Phoebus de Martin and Erik Liberman(Lovemusik) as Clopin Trouillefou.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a dramatic retelling of the famous love story on a grand scale, with a lush, emotionally rich score. The musical features a score by Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). This new production is the only stage collaboration between these two giants of the American musical theater.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey theater through April 5, 2015. The official opening night is Sunday, March 15, at 7:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.