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STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

Victor Hugo's epic tale of hope, love and passion, with book by Peter Parnell (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Broadway revival) and music by composer Alan Menken (Newsies) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), soars to life in this emotionally charged retelling of the celebrated classic. The love story of the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, the scorned bell-ringer Quasimodo and the dashing Captain Phoebus comes to glorious life in this powerful rendition of the timeless tale. The bold and dramatic theatrics, combined with the music's orchestral power and choral beauty provided by a thirty-two member choir that accompanies the cast, promise to transport audiences back to fifteenth century Paris and inside the cathedral walls made famous by Victor Hugo's novel.

The stellar cast is led by F. Michael Haynie who is making his Ogunquit debut as Quasimodo. On Broadway he performed in Wicked and Holler If Ya Hear Me, on television in Peter Pan Live for NBC, and the film Not Fade Away for Paramount. The beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is played by Sydney Morton who has performed as part of the original Broadway casts of Memphis, Evita, Motown and American Psycho, the National Tours of Flashdance and Jersey Boys, and appeared in The Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Christopher Johnstonereturns to The Playhouse as Captain Phoebus after playing Lt. Cable in the award-winning production of South Pacific (Best Actor nominee Broadway World). His many theatre credits include the National Tours of the recent revival of Evita, Lincoln Center's production of South Pacific and regional productions of Fiddler on the Roof, A Little Night Music, and Pirates of Penzance, among many others. Bradley Dean joins the cast as Claude Frollo. Mr. Dean is also making his Ogunquit debut and has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, The Last Ship, Company, Doctor Zhivago, Spamalot, The Story of My Life, Evita, Jane Eyre, Man of La Mancha as well as many Off-Broadway, National Tours and regional theatre productions. Paolo Montalban joins the cast as Clopin. He was last seen at the Ogunquit Playhouse in The King and I (Lun Tha) and Cinderella (Prince Christopher). On Broadway he appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Pacific Overtures and Off-Broadway in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Romance of Magno Rubio, as well as many regional theatres across the nation. On television Montalban is most recognized as the Prince in the ethnically diverse ABC production of "Cinderella."

Shaun Kerrison returns from England to direct this epic production for the Ogunquit Playhouse. Choreographer for the Ogunquit production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is Connor Gallagher, who recently received an Astaire Award for his work on The Robber Bridegroom at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City. Fight Director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum joins the creative team to direct the fight scenes in the show. Brent-Alan Huffmanreturns to Ogunquit Playhouse as Conductor/Music Director after having conducted last year's Playhouse hit Sister Act. Assisting Mr. Huffman is Associate Music Director Jeffrey Campos and Chorus Master Wendell Scott Purrington. An all-new set has been designed by Adam Kochexclusively for the Ogunquit stage that reaches out over the audience complete with areas for Quasimodo to venture.

Also joining the creative team for Ogunquit Playhouse is Costume Designer Martha Bromelmeier.

For tickets and more information, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511.



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