La Jolla Playhouse has announced casting for its upcoming U.S. premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring the Disney film score by Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. The production, which is produced by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, will run from October 26-December 7 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre.
The newly announced cast will feature Michael Arden (The Times They Are A-Changin') as Quasimodo, Patrick Page (Casa Valentina) as Frollo, Ciara Renée (Pippin) as Esmeralda, Andrew Samonsky (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Phoebus, and Erik Liberman (Lovemusik) as Clopin. The ensemble will include Lucas Coleman, Mary Joe Duggan, Anise Ritchie, Brian Smolin, William Thomas Hodgson, Julian Decker, Ian Patrick Gibb, Beth Kirkpatrick, Samantha Massell, Neal Mayer, Nora Menken, William Michals, Vincent Rodriguez, and Richard Ruiz. As previously announced, the local choir SACRA/PROFANA will serve as the show's onstage chorus.
The creative team also includes choreographer Chase Brock, music supervisor and arranger Michael Kosarin, orchestrator Michael Starobin, set designer Alexander Dodge, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Howell Binkley, and sound designer Gareth Owen.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame features a book by Peter Parnell and direction by Scott Schwartz. It is produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse. Casting for the Paper Mill engagement will be announced at a later date.
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