Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season. The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film's Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. The musical premiered in 1999 in Berlin, Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame ("The Bellringer of Notre Dame"). It was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the company's first musical to premiere outside the U.S. It ran for three years, becoming one of Berlin's longest-running musicals. The English-language musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame had its debut at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California.
The Fulton Theatre's Production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame stars Nathaniel Hackmann as Quasimodo. Nathaniel has just returned from London at The Royal Albert Hall and a sold out engagement as Curly in Oklahoma! with the John Wilson Orchestra at the BBC Proms. Broadway/New York/national tour: Les Misérables (Valjean/Javert u/s), Jerry Springer (Chucky/ Adam), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Paint Your Wagon (Steve). Regional: Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam), Oliver! (Bill Sykes), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), A Funny Thing...Forum (Miles), Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince/ Wolf), Camelot (Lancelot), Bye Bye Birdie (Birdie).
Also Starring Kalyn West as Esmeralda. She'll be making her Broadway debut in The Prom (Shelby) this fall! NY: Gigantic Off Broadway (Marlie); Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat ATF (Kat Johnson); The Demise NYMF (Natalie); PopStar Alchemy Theater Productions (Katie); Prince of Egypt TheatreWorks (Ensemble); In The Heights Fulton (Vanessa); RENT Casa Mañana (Mimi); Back Home Again Lesher Center (Aggie); The Music Man Flatrock Playhouse (Zaneeta); ASS by Ellen Simon Pioneer Theatre Company (Ana). TV/Film: Blue Bloods, Season 6 CBS (Rachel); Imitation Girl Ilium Pictures (Gabby); The Times Tribeca Film Center (Leticia).
David Girolmo as Dom Claude Frollo. At the Fulton: Guys and Dolls (Arvide Abernathy), Brigadoon (Mr. Lundie), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Phantom (Gerard Carierre), Sunset Boulevard (Max), Witness For The Prosecution (Sir Wilfrid Robarts), Singin' In The Rain (R.F. Simpson), And Then There Were None (William Blore), The Full Monty (Reg Willoughby), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Elf, The Musical, The Addams Family (Fester Addams). Broadway: War Paint (Senator Copeland/Freddie/William Paley/Mr Levin/Raoul Dufy) Directed by Michael Greif. Candide (Heresy Agent) - Directed by Hal Prince. Film and TV: Crisis (Congressman Langston Wirth) NBC, Chicago P.D. (Jim Varley) NBC, E.R. (Officer Gaines) NBC, Empire (Dr. Sirak) FOX, Death Of A President (Hospital spokesman Dr. Bordon), Chicago Fire (Chief Grimes) NBC.
Travis Taylor as Pheobus De Martin. He is fresh off of the Phantom of the Opera U.S. tour where he understudied the title role of the Phantom for two and half years. Chicago, IL: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Porchlight Music Theatre. Travis received a BFA from the Theatre Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
DONOVAN HOFFER as Clopin Trouillefou. Fulton Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors and Disney's Newsies! Broadway: Rocktopia. Regional: Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Works/ Prather Tour), Disney's Newsies (MSMT), Munkustrap in Cats, Angel in Rent, Mark in Altar Boyz, Les Misérables, and West Side Story. Other Fulton credits include: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, The Musical, Footloose, Elf, The Musical and The Addams Family. Donovan has traveled and performed with Norwegian Cruise Lines and in Playlist Productions with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Featuring Shane Donovan (Jehan Frollo, Ensemble, U/S Pheobus De Martin) Tour/ International - South Pacific (Lt. Joe Cable); Hinton Battle's American Variety Bang (Featured Singer). Regional - Papermill: Grease (Kenickie); Arkansas Rep: White Christmas (Bob Wallace); Walnut Street Theatre: Miss Saigon (Ensemble); 11th Hour Theatre Company: RENT (Steven/Ensemble); Fulton Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Ensemble); BFA, U of Arts. Shea Renne (Florika, Ensemble, U/S Esmerelda) Broadway: Allegiance (Betsy Tanaka). Regional: Here Lies Love (Seattle Repertory Theatre), South Pacific (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Spring Awakening (The Hangar Theatre), Seussical the Musical (The St. Louis Muny), West Side Story (Music Theatre Wichita), South Pacific (MTW), Footloose (Fulton Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Fulton Theatre). She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. RANDY JETER (Frederic Charlus, Ensemble) Fulton Credits: Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Sister Act (Eddie Souther). Randy had the pleasure to be part of the premiere of Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler at The Public Theater in NYC during the Under the Radar festival. Randy was also seen as a lead vocalist in the 2017 season at American Music Theater. Favorite Regional credits: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Adrian), Children of Eden (Father), Tick, Tick...Boom! (Michael). BM Manhattan School of Music. James Zannelli (Father Dupin, Ensemble, U/S Dom Claude Frollo) Regional highlights include: Goodspeed Opera House, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Casa Mañana, North Carolina Theatre, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, KS City Starlight, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera and Santa Fe Opera. From 2011-2013, James was featured as the Bishop of Digne in the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables. BRYON Thomas Smith (King Louis XI, Ensemble, U/S Saint Aphrodisius) Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Les Misérables; Fulton Theatre, Bishop, Les Miérables; Abominable, Twas the Night Before Christmas; Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol. Elsewhere: Anatoly, Chess (Broadway World Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical); Shrek, Shrek The Musical; Dan, Next to Normal; Beast, Disney's Beauty and the Beast; Bobby, Company; Young Frank, My Way; Ernie, It's a Wonderful Life; Anthony, Sweeney Todd; Roger, Rent; Baker, Into the Woods. Graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC. Jay Poff (Saint Aphrodisius, Ensemble, U/S Quasimodo-1st) Returning to the Fulton Theatre after last being seen here in The Irish...and How They Got That Way! Jay holds degrees in Music Business/ Vocal Performance from Lee University. Masterclasses include those with Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean, and more. Broadway: Rocktopia (NYCC, Chorus Dir.) Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. FrankNFurter), Chess (Freddie Trumper), Cabaret (The Emcee), The Maltese Falcon (Sam Spade, Eastern U.S. Premier), Moses (Moses, World Premier, Sight & Sound Theatre). Tour: LUTHER Oratorio (Martin Luther, North American Premier). Upcoming Performances: Treasure Island (Fulton Theatre). Gillian Hassert (Madame, Ensemble) Most recently, she sang in the choir of Rocktopia on Broadway. Some favorite roles include Mabel on the national tour of Fame the Musical, and Jan in Grease at MSMT. Other projects include cabarets, workshops, and readings at The Players Club, 54 Below and the Laurie Beechman. She received her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Paul-Jordan Jansen (Official, Ensemble, Fight Captain) Recent Credits: The Prince of Egypt (World Premiere), Sweeney Todd...(2017 Jeff Award Winner for Best Actor in a Musical), The Last Ship (Regional Premiere), The Count of Monte Cristo (US Premiere), Show Boat, and Les Misérables. Jordan is a proud graduate of the BFA in Musical Theatre Program at Penn State University. He also serves as Head of Musical Theatre at The Paramount School for the Performing Arts in Aurora, IL.
Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are; NATHANIEL BURICH (Ensemble, U/S Clopin Trouillefou), Katrina Colletti (Ensemble), PRESTON CUER (Ensemble), MARCUS HUBER (Ensemble), SAMANTHA INGRAM, (Ensemble) LYDIA JONES (Ensemble), QUYNH-MY LUU (Ensemble, U/S Florika), MEAGAN MAPSON, (Ensemble, U/S Madame), Megan Marod (Ensemble), SAMANTHA MAUTNER (Ensemble), Pepe Nufrio (Ensemble), CONOR SCHULZ (Ensemble), DANIEL VELASQUEZ (Ensemble), ANSON J. H. WOODIN (Ensemble, U/S Jehan Frollo, U/S Quasimodo-2nd)
The creative team for the production includes Marc Robin (Fulton's Executive Artistic Producer/Director/Choreographer), Ray Fellman (Musical Director), Robert Bigley (Choirmaster), Adam Koch (Scenic Designer), Steven Royal (Associate Scenic Designer), Paul Black (Lighting Designer), Ryan J. Moller (Costume Designer), Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Wig and Makeup Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer) Bob Cline (Casting Director), Timothy Markus, (Production Stage Manager), and Rebekah Church (Assistant Stage Manager).
The Orchestra includes Ray Fellman (Conductor), Jon Lefever (Keyboard 1), Scott Williams (Keyboard 2), Janine Thomas (Reed 1), Mike Wolf (Reed 2), Rob Shaubach (Reed 3), Cheryl Staherski (Horn), D. Scott Loose (Trumpet 1), Dwight Weaver (Trumpet 2), Rick Staherski (Trombone), Stephanie Sullivan (Violin 1), Jess Kling (Violin 2), Michael Gamon (Viola), Sara Male (Cello), and Clem Lichty (Drums/Percussion).
Single ticket prices start at $28, with Student Rush available. Fulton Theatre performs in its home, the national historic landmark Fulton Opera House located at 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to purchase tickets call 717.397.7425 or visit theFulton.org.