at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University- September 7-17, 2017

Featuring an Oscar-nominated score.

Brought to you by the Atlanta producing partners of Memphis and In the Heights.

1482.  Paris, France. Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer in a cold, cathedral tower discovers his inner strength. A conflicted priest, Frollo, battles the specter of damnation. Phoebus, a dashing soldier shuns duty to pursue Esmeralda, a beautiful Gypsy dancer. And at every turn, a malevolent force propels each of them toward fate. This musical retelling of the beloved medieval love story features a lush score by Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) — the only stage collaboration between the two giants of the American musical theatre.

presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

“At its heart, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a story of faith: a faith in something bigger than us, and the faith that we are something bigger. When the fire of our life burns away the given circumstances of socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender, creed, handicap and hardship, we are just people … people who long for love, acceptance, and wholeness. In times like these that seem so unclear, I can’t think of a better hope-filled story to pierce through the darkness and remind us of that truth.”

   Justin Anderson, director

Production photographs by Daniel Parvis Photography



Director Justin Anderson
Musical Director Ann-Carol Pence
Choreographer Ricardo Aponte
Set Designer Shannon Robert**
Costume Designer Alan Yeong
Lighting Designer Maria Cristina Fuste**
Sound Designer Daniel Pope
Props Designer Ryan Bradburn
Fight Choreographer Drew Reeves
Puppet Choreographer Reay Kaplan
Assistant Costume Designer Suzanne Holtkamp
Production Manager Jeff Millsaps
Production Stage Manager Barbara Gantt O’Haley*
Casting Justin Anderson, Jacyln Hoffman, Clifton Guterman*
Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director Tom Key*
Theatrical Outfit Managing Director Lee Foster
Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez
Aurora Theatre Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence

*Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States
**Member of United Scenic Artists


Production Manager Jeff Millsaps
Production Stage Manager Barbara Gantt O’Haley*
Assistant Stage Manager Allison Kelly


Keyboard Ann-Carol Pence
Percussion Mark Biering
Percussion Cover Sam Owens
Violin 1 Felix Farrar
Viola Scott Hague
Cello Miro Gomez
Trumpet Paul Garrett
French Horn David McCurley
Trombone Derrick Jackson
Trombone Tim Johnson


Strobe lights and stage smoke will be used during this production.


2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minutes intermission.

Music  by
Alan Menken

Lyrics by
Stephen Schwartz

Book by
Peter Parnell

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

Directed by
Justin Anderson

Musical Direction by
Ann-Carol Pence

Choreography by
Ricardo Aponte


Haden Rider


David de Vries*

Dom Claude Frollo

Julissa Sabino*


Kevin Harry

Clopin Trouillefou

Lowrey Brown*

Captain Phoebus de Martin

Matthew Morris

Ensemble, Jehan Frollo

Chani Maisonet

Ensemble, Florika, Esmeralda u/s

Timothy Tolar

Ensemble, Father Dupin

Matt McCubbin

Ensemble, Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Stuart Schleuse

Ensemble, King Louis XI

Candy McLellan

Ensemble, Madam

Steve Hudson

Ensemble, Saint Aphrodisius

Chase Davidson

Ensemble, Quasimodo u/s

Benjamin Dewitt Sims

Ensemble, Clopin u/s

Cansler McGhee


Abigail Gabor


Alexandra Karr


Kari Twyman


Daisean Garrett


Chloe Kay


Sarah Elaine


Branden Cleveland


Yuka Sekine



Preview Performance September 7, 2017 7:30 pm
Preview Performance September 8, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance September 9, 2017 2:30 pm
Opening Night Performance September 9, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance September 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance September 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance September 14, 2017 11:00 am
Evening Performance September 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance
Macy’s Page to Stage Talk Back
September 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance
Downtown Dialogue
September 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance September 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Closing Performance September 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Macy’s Page to Stage Post-Show Talk Back
Friday, September 15
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production!

Post-Show Downtown Dialogue
Saturday, September 16
Be downtown and join a panel of special, non-theatre guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production. Dialogue begins after a short break following the matinee and lasts one hour.


2 hours and 45 minutes
(including intermission)