THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to Ring the Bells at Barn Theatre
The deformed bell-ringer, Quasimodo, (portrayed by 2nd year apprentice Jonnie Carpathios) held captive by his devious caretaker, Dom Claude Frollo (portrayed by Robert Newman), escapes for the day to the boisterous Paris festival, where he is treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda (Samantha Rickard). He is captivated by her free spirit, as is Captain Phoebus (Jamey Grisham) and Frollo. Dom Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies - and it's up to Quasimodo to save them all. Rounding out the cast are Barn favorites Eric Parker as Clopin, John Jay Espino as King Louis XI, Charlie King as Father Dupin, and Penelope Alex as the Madame. The talented apprentice company is introduced in this first musical as well. An instant classic, the sweeping, glorious score showcases the Academy Award-nominated score featuring "Out There," "God Help the Outcasts," and "Topsy Turvy." as well as new songs. Rated PG.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME marks Disney's first musical to premiere outside the United States. It opened in Berlin in 1999, where it ran for three years and was performed in German. After many revisions and re-imaginings the piece eventually made its way to La Jolla Playhouse (CA) in 2014 and Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ) in 2015, where it unfortunately closed - never seeing a debut on Broadway. The adaptation attempts to capture many of the elements of Hugo's novel while providing the plot with that signature Disney magic!
Performances for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME are Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm June 13 - 25.
The Backstage Xperience program will be offered for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23. For details and registration call 269-731-1151. Space limited. The Backstage Xperience is sponsored by Eaton, CM Contracting and The Gary Sisters Foundation.
The Barn Theatre School and Eaton are proud to present an American Sign Language interpreted performance of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME on Friday, June 15, 2017.
The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets are $37 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under for all performances. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Group rates available. The Box Office is open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm. Tickets may now be purchased on the internet or on your smart phone via PayPal. ~ To reserve tickets at the Box Office - Call today: (269) 731-4121 or visit www.barntheatreschool.org.
Pictured: Robert Newman as Frollo in the Barn Theatre's presentation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.