The Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Theater and Dance is excited to present its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the Black Box Theater. This classic production will run from March 15–18, 21–25, and 28–31 at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays with an additional 2:00 p.m. show on Saturdays.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound from the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
Roger Merrill, the production’s director, said this performance is not one to be missed.
“There are many important themes represented in The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” said Merrill, “but I think the message that stands out for me is that of the importance honesty and the impact of real human connection. The musical poses to us the question, ‘What makes a monster and what makes a man?’ Appearances are often not what they seem to be.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.byui.edu/ticket-office or at the ticket office inside the University Store. Tickets cost $3 for students and $6 for the public.