“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” presented by NTPA Repertory Theatre
Just in time for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras season, North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre proudly presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” a new musical based on the book by Victor Hugo with songs from the Disney film, performing February 16-24 at North Texas Performing Arts.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude 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 – if he can.
The musical, with an adult cast, is true to the original Victor Hugo novel. A sweeping score and powerful story make “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical with music by the award-winning Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Tangled) and lyrics by the multi Grammy and Tony winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Pocahontas and Enchanted) with book by Peter Parnell.
Feb 16 – 7:30pm
Feb 17 – 7:30pm
Feb 18 – 2:30pm
Feb 23 – 7:30pm
Feb 24 – 2:30pm, 7:30pm
The production is appropriate for ages 10+. Purchase individual tickets or season tickets at the More Info link.
The production is directed by Mike Mazur, the Managing Director of North Texas Performing Arts – Plano. Mike has worked as a theatrical director, writer, choreographer and educator since earning his Bachelor’s in English, Speech and Drama Education from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating he has taught theatre at the High School, Community College and University level.
Mose Pleasure III is the Music Director and has been trained in classical music since the age of 4. He received his B.A. Degree in Concert Organ Performance from Dillard University of New Orleans. His first CD solo project, Expressions In Light, was released in 1993. It was a mixture of classical, gospel, and jazz instrumental arrangements. His second CD, Broadway On Ivory, is a compilation of Broadway tunes arranged for the grand piano.
The choreographer for Hunchback is Trisha Martin. Since young childhood, Trisha has been educated in dancing, singing and acting in the Texas panhandle. She has performed in several shows with Amarillo Little Theatre including Annie and Chicago, danced in “Texas” The Musical Drama in Palo Duro Canyon, and in mainstage shows at West Texas A&M University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in dance.
Our incredible cast of 28 actors includes NTPA alum Andrew Nicolas in the title role of Quasimodo. Andrew is a freshman at Collin College who is honored and ecstatic to be playing his absolute dream role in an incredible story that has truly transcended time. He has had a passion for the stage since he was in 7th grade. Some of his favorite past roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Shrek in Shrek The Musical, Horton the Elephant in Seussical and Fester Addams in The Addams Family.
Esmeralda will be portrayed by Caitlin Galloway. Caitlin Galloway is thrilled to be making her debut at NTPA Rep! A DFW native, Caitlin recently obtained her BFA in Acting from SMU Meadows School of the Arts. She is also a graduate of Booker T. Washington and Dallas Theatre Center’s Skokos Acting Lab. Caitlin has appeared professionally at venues including: Casa Mañana, CTD, Firehouse Theatre, Prism Theatrics, Lyric Stage, Theatre Arlington, and Bass Hall. Most recently, she was seen in the world premieres of both Pure Country and Quanah at Lyric Stage. Favorite productions include Spring Awakening (Ilse), Burial at Thebes (Ismene), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Dancer) alongside Disney’s Anneliese van der Pol.
The conflicted Dom Claude Frollo will be portrayed by Jack Grimes, a graduate of Texas A&M with a Master’s in Marketing and a BA in German. Jack was also a performer at Disney World from 2013-2015, appearing in Festival of Fantasy, DEP, and Hoedown Happening.
Sadat Hossain will portray Captain Phoebus DeMartin. Sadat recently returned from Orlando, FL where he worked at Walt Disney World on the creative entertainment team. He has also performed at various theatres throughout Texas including performances in Les Miserables and Into the Woods. He attended college at West Texas A&M and the University of North Texas and is a graduate of Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.
Other outstanding cast members include Trey Ormin, David Goza, Trisha Martin, Kaitlyn Wright, Katelyn Buchta, Nick Wright, Chris Montelongo, Robert Coppedge, Lisa Chase, Stephanie Ormston, Trish Romo, Nick Baker, Bonnie Grugle, Samantha Masucci, Lee Rodenbaugh, McKenna Murdock, Jo Alamares, Corinne Maples, Christine Lynd, MacKenzie Niesman, Rebecca Deschner, and Wendy Ziegler.