A darkly romantic musical set amid the buttresses and shadows of Notre Dame Cathedral, Hunchback tells the tale of a tormented priest, a beautiful dancer and the deformed bell ringer Quasimodo, swept up in a vortex of lust, fear and the desire to control a destiny that will ultimately destroy them all. A surprising new take on Victor Hugo’s famous story.
Commissioned by The Citadel Theatre.
“…a startling combination of physical, visual and aural invention, and counterpoint of presentational pizzazz and dramatic intensity.”– Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal
“…outstanding visual design and a soundtrack that stays with you well after the curtain has closed.”– Erika Thorkelson, The Vancouver Sun
Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson
Set, Lighting & Costume Designer - Bretta Gerecke
Choreographer - Laura Krewski
Sound Designer - Wade Staples
Voice, Text & Speech Director - Betty Moulton
“Why doesn’t the entire theatrical world – West End, Broadway, Bollywood, Hollywood – rush to Edmonton to see what’s going on here?”– Graham Hicks, The Edmonton Sun
“Hunchback is a visceral feast for the senses.”– Colin Maclean - The Edmonton Sun