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THE CULTURE HOUSE SUMMER BROADWAY THEATRE production has become a successful Kansas City theatre tradition! Pulling from some of the most talented performers in Kansas City, we have been able to produce incredible and award-winning productions for the past 5 years: LES MISERABLES at Yardley Hall - 2013, BIG RIVER at The Kauffman Center - 2014, INTO THE WOODS at Yardley Hall - 2015, BIG FISH at The Kauffman Center - 2016, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Polsky Theater - 2017 ... and now for the summer of 2018!!!!!
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
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.
A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dameaninstant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
Director: Amy LaGrone Sander
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Choreographer: Lana Jensen
Auditions: Feb. 24th from 10:00am-4:00pm. By appointment: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4CACAA2DA2FE3-the2. (Walk-ups are welcome, but there will most likely be a longer wait time.)
Callbacks: March 3rd from 2:30-6:00pm (By invite only. Callback list posted here on Sunday, Feb. 25th BY 5:00pm.)
Cast List: Posted here on Sunday, March 4th BY 5:00pm
Participation Requirements: Ages 10 to adult by audition date. (No fees or enrollment required.) There will only be a small group of ages 10-14 included in the cast.
Audition Info: Prepare 16 bars of a memorized musical theatre piece (not from the show). No acapella auditions. No CDs or tracks allowed. Must bring marked sheet music for the accompanist (provided). There will also be a choreography section of auditions. Auditions are at our Olathe location (14808 W 117th St.). Bring 4 completed copies of the audition form with you to auditions. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time and plan on the possibility of staying 30 minutes later than your listed time.
Video Auditions: Video auditions will be accepted for those unable to attend auditions due workj schedules or being out of town. Video auditions, along with a completed audition form, must be submitted to Amy Sander at email@example.com NO LATER THAN Feb. 23rd. Only those able to to attend callbacks will be considered for lead roles.
Audition Form: (posted soon)
Choir: We will also be auditioning for the chamber choir. (Onstage the entire show. SIngs most of the songs. Minimal rehearsal commitment.) Please note on your audition form if you are willing to accept this role.
Rehearsals: June 18th-July 13th (M-F, 6-9:30pm). Not everyone is called every night.
Dress Rehearsals: July 15th from 1-6:00pm and July 16th-18th from 5:30-10:30
Performances at Yardley Hall (Carlsen Center at JCCC): July 19th @ 7pm, July 20th @ 7pm, July 21st @ 1pm & 7pm, July 22nd @ 2pm