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.

“Hunchback is a visceral feast for the senses.”

– Colin Maclean - The Edmonton Sun

“…outstanding visual design and a soundtrack that stays with you well after the curtain has closed.”

– Erika Thorkelson, The Vancouver Sun

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson

Set, Lighting & Costume Designer - Bretta Gerecke

Choreographer - Laura Krewski

Sound Designer - Wade Staples

Voice, Text & Speech Director - Betty Moulton

“It’s a theatrical engine with its own custom-blended high-test fuel… “

– Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal

“…a startling combination of physical, visual and aural invention, and counterpoint of presentational pizzazz and dramatic intensity.”

– Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal