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 Composer Alan Menken and Lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s book embraces story theatre, and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s novel. As the bells of Notre Dame cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris sound, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris. Held captive by his devious caretaker, Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and is treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. As Quasimodo, Frollo and the handsome Captain Phoebus all 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 that will sweep audiences away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.