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.
“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
Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson
Set, Lighting & Costume Designer - Bretta Gerecke
Choreographer - Laura Krewski
Sound Designer - Wade Staples
Voice, Text & Speech Director - Betty Moulton
“This is definitely not your typical Broadway blockbuster, nor should it be.”– Fun! Fun! Vancouver Blog.
“Hunchback is a visceral feast for the senses.”– Colin Maclean - The Edmonton Sun