The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Isabel Bader Theatre


Voted Best Community Musical Theatre Production by, our July 2018 production of Hunchback was a musical experience not to be missed! Below are our most cherished reviews and production images from Hunchback. Thank you to all our audiences that came to support live theatre and ventured back with us to fifteenth century Paris.

“The casting of this production must be mentioned first and foremost because, every element of characterization in this piece has been fulfilled whether it is that of a main character, or a village pauper depicted in the ensemble.  This cast has delivered and maximized their roles with a devotion that is extremely clear.  At no point did the energy wane, nor did any of the actors appear to be still struggling with levels or finding their legs which was refreshing for an opening night production.  Each of the performers must be applauded for bringing it and making me believe that they believed in this story so resoundingly well.” -

Nicholas Cunha performed admirably in the starring role as Quasimodo, displaying a broad emotional range and convincingly playing a character with a severe physical disability who, despite the cruelty he experiences throughout the story, never loses his youthful sense of hopefulness. Despite his character’s speech impediment, he had a great singing voice. (Vanessa — “Boy can hold a note for DAYS”).” - TCT

“This is musical theatre entertainment at its finest, by a company that grasps the essence of excellence in performance and storytelling. Wavestage Theatre Company is to be commended for raising the bar, and re-telling a tale of religion, judgement, shame, love, kindness in a way that was not only a delight to the senses, but leaves us asking, what is a monster, what is acceptance, what is it to be human.  This story certainly has not lost its essence, and still holds up more than a century and a half later through this incredible production.” - Velika Maxam