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Renaissance Seeking Singers For Upcoming Musical

22 Jan , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre is seeking sopranos, tenors and basses to perform in the onstage choir for their March production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. No memorization is required, but experience singing with a choir is preferred.

Rehearsals are January 30, 31, February 1, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2 and 9 from 6-10 PM and February 25 from 12 PM-4 PM. Performances are March 3 and 10 at 8 PM and March 4 and 11 at 2:30 PM. For more information, call Linda Chambers at 419-522-2726 ext. 213 or email [email protected]

Directed by Michael Thomas and based on the Victor Hugo novel, with 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. Kelly Knowlton is music director.

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.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented as a part of the Richland Bank Broadway Series. The show is sponsored by Warren Rupp; Dr. Scott Foster, Avita Health System; and Quest Wealth Solutions. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726, and online at A limited number of $50 Family Four Packs are available at the Box Office and via phone.

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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