(2018) The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film

Directed by Sharayah Bunce
Music Direction by Marina Fisher & Carla Waterman

Coming Summer 2018!

Tentative Show Dates:
July 26, 27, 28, July 30, 31, August 1
Rain Date Sunday, July 29

Rehearsal Schedule: Exact Schedule TBD

ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS: May-July (1-2 nights per week..infrequent rehearsals in April are possible. More rehearsals required starting tech week)
CHOIR REHEARSALS: May-July (1-3 nights per week in May and June, 3-5 nights in July)
CAST REHEARSALS: May 14-July 20 (2-5 nights per week)
TECH (REQUIRED BY ALL): July 23-25 in the evenings

Audition Information

We Welcome Ages 10-100!

No appointments necessary! First come, first served!

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS:
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4: 1-4pm
@Bunce Backyard Productions • No Callbacks

CAST and CHOIR AUDITIONS:
Saturday, March 17: 1-4pm @Bunce Backyard Productions
Sunday, March 18: 5-8:30pm @University of Northwestern
Tuesday, March 20: 6-9pm @Bunce Backyard Productions

CAST CALLBACKS:
Saturday, March 24: 10-3pm Pending Schedule
@Bunce Backyard Productions • Performers will be notified

Audition Locations:

Bunce Backyard Productions 16938 Weaver Lake Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55311
University of Northwestern 3003 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55113

Orchestra Audition Instructions:

Please prepare approx. 1 minute of a song of your choice.
We ask that all new members and high school students audition.
Please bring a completed Orchestra Audition Form.

Orchestra Audition Form

We are seeking:
Cello (2)
Drums/Percussion
Horn
Keyboard
Trombone: if possible, can play bass and tenor
Euphonium
Trumpet (2)
Viola (2)
Violin 1 (2)
Violin 2 (2)
Reed (3) including: flute, Piccolo, sop sax, alto sax, clarinet, english horn, oboe, bari sax, bass clarinet, bassoon

Cast and Choir Audition Instructions:

For ALL CAST: Please prepare a VERSE and CHORUS (approx. 1 minute) of a song in the style of the show.
Song can be sung acapella, but we will have an accompanist to play if you bring music.
For a LEAD: Please also prepare a monologue between 30-90 seconds.
For CHOIR: An audition piece from the show is in the link below – please learn the vocal part of your choosing and you will sing with other voices. You may be asked to sight-read at your auditions–we ask for people with previous choir or vocal experience!

All: Please bring a completed Cast and Choir Audition Form.

Cast and Choir Audition Form

Audition Music for the Choir

Full Character Breakdown

*in order of appearance–AGES are approximate for each character and do not determine actor casting*
PLEASE NOTE: All Characters denoted with a +sign will require a callback.

Choir

Gender: Both

Congregation

Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
Gender: Both

+Claude Frollo

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 struggles with feelings of desire for Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E2

Jehan Frollo

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Florika

A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: C3

+Quasimodo

The deformed, modest bell-ringer of Notre Dame–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 and is fiercely loyal to those he cares about. Big-hearted and brave when need be.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

+Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic Leader 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/she is witty and playful, but he/she boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: D3

+Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfidence compensates for years of inner turmoil in war. His charming personality and handsome figure make the ladies swoon. He has a strong moral compass, and when he believes Frollo’s cause is unjust, he openly defies the corrupted Archdeacon and follows his heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 20 to 30

+Esmeralda

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. She is a fierce advocate for the less fortunate, a loyal friend and companion, and has the same sense of wonder and imagination that she finds in her new friend Quasimodo.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

King Louis XI

King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50

Tribunal

A judicial officer.
Gender: Male or Female
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Madam

Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50

Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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