Victor Hugo’s timeless novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, comes roaring to life in this brilliant adaptation. Showcasing the Disney animated film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz, Peter Parnell’s new book pulls directly from the novel to portray the themes of seeing past differences to embrace humanity.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. A full choir sets the scene as the bell-ringer,
Quasimodo, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Convinced by his brother and caretaker that he must stay hidden because of his physical appearance, Quasimodo longs to experience life out in the world. Defying his brother, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the compassionate and brave Romani dancer, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit though – Captain Phoebus, fresh from the battlefront and looking to forget the horrors of war -- is equally enthralled by Esmerelda. These three characters, each outcasts in their own way, are thrust into turmoil when Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma people. As Frollo’s anger rages higher and pushes events toward fiery consequences, Quasimodo, Esmerelda, and Phoebus must shatter the confines society has trapped them in to save each other. A sweeping score and powerful story make “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” an instant classic.
Rehearsal Dates: May 20 - July 5, 2023.
Rehearsal Times: Monday - Thursday 7pm-11pm,
Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm.
Performances: July 6 - July 30, 2023.
Strike: July 30 5pm-9pm
THE DIRECTING TEAM...
VINH G. NGUYEN
MICHAEL J. MCGUSHIN
GENERAL AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS
February 25 & 26: 10am - 2pm or
Submit an Online Video Audition open from February 1 - 24.
3pm - 6pm you may be asked to attend on the same day, after your vocal audition.
After your vocal audition you MAY be asked to attend the Dance Call at 3pm the same day you audition. See STEP 2
We will email you Monday March 7 if any callback information is needed. See STEP 3.
After the CALLBACKS, casting calls and notifications will take place within 1-2 weeks.
Note: All roles are open to performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages 16+, as well as performers with disabilities
Sunday March 5: 10:00am - 6:00pm
AUDITION DETAILS / WHAT TO PREPARE
Auditions are on a first come, first-served basis located at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College Campus. Bring sheet music in your key; accompanist will be provided. 32 bars or 1 minute cutoff time, stylistically appropriate tune. Acappella or recorded accompaniment is not acceptable. A dramatic or comedic monologue no more than 1 minute long MAY be requested. Please dress ready to move with appropriate shoes if called back for the DANCE callback.
COVID POLICY - Masking is required while indoors on campus. You may remove your mask only after you give your sheet music to the accompanist and sing your audition center stage.
PARKING LOT L - You will NOT have to pay for parking between 9am -7pm during auditions and callbacks ONLY in parking lot L.
AUDITION FORM & CALENDAR
Fill out and print your Audition Form before you arrive to auditions in order to speed up the process. If you have a color headshot please bring that as well, if not, we will take a photo when you check in. Please be prepared to have ALL of your conflicts listed at the time of auditions.
I CAN'T MAKE AUDITIONS (Accepted February 1 - February 24)
It's always better to be in the room, but if you are unable to attend auditions and would like to be considered, please have a video audition & headshot ready and fill out our Online Audition Form. Please note, Cabrillo Stage does not offer housing.
CABRILLO COLLEGE CLASS REQUIREMENT
Participation with Cabrillo Stage is in association with Cabrillo College. Registration into the 3 Unit Theater Arts 75 or Music 75 class is REQUIRED for most roles after casting is complete. Rehearsals and performances are the class. Cost of the class is the responsibility of the performer, Student Scholarships are provided to assist the cost of tuition.
FAQ ABOUT CASTING AND PARICIPATION