Photo Flash: First Look at the Argyle Theatre's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Let the bells peal! Ring in the holidays with a classic tale. Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. Performances began November 8, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30, 2018 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is TONIGHT, Saturday evening, November 10, 2018 at 8:00PM.
Under the direction of Evan Pappas, with choreography by Debbie Roshe and music direction by Ilana Atkins, the 17-member cast features Colin Anderson as Quasimodo, Gina Naomi Baez as Esmeralda, Leland Burnett as Phoebus de Martin, Rodd Farhadi as Clopin Trouillefou, Thanos Skouterisas Jehan Frollo, and Ryan Speakman as Claude Dom Frollo, with Quinten Patrick Busey, Arjun Dhawan, Jordan Eagle, Malcolm Franklin, Mikey Marmann, Ashley Gale Munzek, T.J. Newton, Bobby Peterson, Christopher Salvaggio, Rachael Scarr, Alexis Semevolos, and a choir that consists of members from many Long Island communities.
This passionate production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a sweeping musical with a timeless theme which poses the question: What makes a monster, and what makes a man?
Based on Victor Hugo's classic 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the 1996 Disney film, the play takes place in 15th-century Paris and tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bell ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral. Held captive by his caretaker, the devious archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. Quasimodo longs to be outside with the merry crowds celebrating the Feast of Fools. He escapes and is harassed by a boisterous crowd until Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy, intervenes, protects him from harm, and captures his heart. Complications arise when the Archdeacon and Phoebus de Martin, the new captain of the guard, also fall in love with Esmeralda. Dangerous Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies who are ready to kill any outsiders who discover their secret hideout. It's up to Quasimodo to save them all!
"As The Argyle continues to grow we are thrilled to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame with this stellar cast and creative team," stated Evan Pappas. "The messages and themes that come from this story are beautiful and timely and we can't wait to share this epic and wondrous work."
The creative team for The Hunchback of Notre Dame includes Scenery Rental Provided by Front Row Theatrical Rental (Set Design), Alan Berkoski(Costume Design), Graham Kindred (Lighting Design), David Marrgolin Lawson (Sound Design), Steven Altinel (Choir Director), Eugenio Contenti(Assistant Director), and Saki Masuda (Assistant Choreographer). The Production Stage Manager is Suzi Bonnot. The Casting Director is Michael Cassara.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame plays the following performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturdayat 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There are no performances on November 21 and 22 (Thanksgiving Day). PLEASE NOTE: There are no Monday or Tuesday performances.
Tickets for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, NOW ON SALE, are priced from $45 - $79, and may be purchased online at www.argyletheatre.com or by calling (844) 631-5483.
Photo Credit: Richard Termine
Colin Anderson as Quasimodo, and cast
Leland Burnett as Phoebus de Martin, and cast
Rodd Farhadi as Clopin Trouillefou, and cast
Ryan Speakman as Claude Dom Frollo, and cast
Gina Naomi Baez as Esmeralda, and cast