The Hunchback of Notre Dame - February 21 - February 23, 2020

Honesdale High School

 DIRECTOR'S NOTES 

Dear Friends of the Theater,

 

Welcome to the Honesdale High School Performing Arts Center!  For sixty years, Honesdale High School Performing Arts have helped define our community both on stage and off.  

 

We are proud to welcome you to the Honesdale High School Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Musical Season – Voices Live in Light! We are closing our performing arts season with Honesdale High School's musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

 

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 Dame an instant classic. We hope you will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.  We are confident that you will have a memorable time in our theater and hope that you will share your experience with friends and family so that they can enjoy the cultural treasures available to everyone here in our community.

 

We are grateful for our board of directors, administrators, teachers, students, parents, production assistants, stage crew members, community, and the generous support of our Season Sponsorships.  We hope that you will patronize these businesses in show of your support as they have supported the arts in our community!

 

The spirit of collaboration has always been a hallmark of Honesdale.  We believe, with our board of directors, that the Wayne Highlands School District is proud of our success in the area of the three “A’s” Academics, Arts, and Athletics.  Education is a lifelong endeavor. The arts provide opportunities to use valuable critical thinking skills and explore diverse perspectives.

 

Thank you for your attendance and support at this performance.  Now, sit back, relax, and get ready, as we bring the best of Broadway to you through our student musical productions.  Patrons like you make the Center’s presentations possible when the lights go down and the curtain goes up.  Enjoy the Show!

 

Sincerely yours,

Scott D. Miller
Executive Director

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