On the grand and opulent scale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast arises another epic production at Wavestage; The Hunchback of Notre Dame will mesmerize Toronto audiences with its majestic music and it’s incredibly touching story. From Academy® Award-winning composer and lyricist, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who individually created Broadway and film hits such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s Newsies, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Pippin, Pocahontas and Wicked, comes a brand new collaboration that has been called a “Brilliant Miracle.”
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame resound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer 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, Quasimodo 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 Dame an instant classic. You will be captivated by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
DATES & TIMES
Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission
Adult – $38
Youth/Student – $28
No children under 5 permitted.
Plan to Arrive Early
Due to the unique immersive staging of the show, for actor and patron safety, late seating and reseating will be extremely limited – wait times to enter the theatre could be up to 25 minutes if you are late or leave the performance.
Rosie Simon and Billy Arthur appear courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association
Dorothy Balcita, Leah Bender, Colin Bent, Victoria Bertini, Reid Browscombe, Joy Castro, Jacob Citron, Deborah Doherty, Natacha Fam, Yelena Gabrilova, Beverly Golden, Theresa Gomes, Emma Hurst, Amber Huynh, Gordon Jarvis, Grace Keenleyside, Patrick Lam, John Lemke, Jonathan Lin, Kyle Logue, Anna MacDonald, Michael Meades, Krystal Meixner, Nisha Mendonca, Christi Musico, Kristina Neuman, Roxhanne Norman, Ngaoi Potts, Philip Robson, Ryan Stevenson, Sophie Waldman, Beth Weymouth, Anne Wood
SARAH LANGFORD - Producer & Co-Director
CAILEIGH KYLE - Choreographer & Co-Director
RHIANNON LANGFORD - Assistant Producer & Co-Director
BRADLEY BARNHAM - Music Director
ELAINE CHOI - Choir Director
ISABEL BADER THEATRE
The Isabel Bader Theatre is located at 93 Charles St. West on the south side of the street. The theatre is south of Bloor St., between Queen’s Park (Avenue Rd.) and Bay St.
The theatre is close to the Museum subway station. To reach the theatre by public transit, take the subway to Museum station, exit on the east side, and walk the remaining short distance east on Charles St. West.
There are two Green P parking lots nearby the theatre.
REHEARSAL IMAGES (COMING SOON)
In the meantime, keep up with our latest behind-the-scenes sneak peeks over on Instagram!