The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel

AUDITIONS: Monday, June 19 at 6pm
Olympia Auditorium
1139 Maiden Ln, Rochester, NY 14615

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm
Arcadia Auditorium
120 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester, NY 14612

Please come prepared with two, 32-bar selections of contrasting styles. Please bring music with appropriate cut notated and in the right key. Accompanist will be provided. We may or may not ask for both selections. There will NOT be a dance/movement segment at the initial auditions. The dance/movement audition will only take place at callbacks. Auditions will be held on a first come, first served sign-up basis, occurring on the night of the 19th – there is no appointment needed. You must be 16 or older to audition.

REHEARSALS: beginning between August, 21 and 28, through October 13 (Rehearsals are at Greece Athena until the beginning of October and then move to The Lyric.)

For the tentative rehearsal times, CLICK HERE.

TECH: October 14 through October 19

SHOW: October 20-22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at The Lyric Main Stage

Please note: you cannot miss any tech rehearsals. Please bring your calendar with you to auditions to list your conflicts. If you cannot make auditions or if you have questions regarding auditions, please email Artistic Director Janine Mercandetti
at [email protected]

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (We are casting 7-9 women and 12-14 men.)

Claude Frollo (Age: 45 to 55):
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Jehan Frollo (Age: 20 to 30):
Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Florika (Age: 20 to 30):
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Father Dupin (Age: 40 to 60):
A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: C3

Quasimodo (Age: 20 to 30):
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Clopin Trouillefou (Age: 30 to 40)
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: D3

Captain Phoebus de Martin (Age: 25 to 40)
Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus (Age: 20 to 30)
Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

Esmeralda (Age: 20 to 35)
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

King Louis XI (Age: 40 to 50)
King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

Tribunal (Age: 20 to 50) A judicial officer.
Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2

Madam (Age: 35 to 60)
Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.

Saint Aphrodisius (Age: 30 to 50)
A stained-glass image that comes to life
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

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