By Lucy Mazzucco. Published January 23, 2023 at 4:20 pm
“A popular musical is set to hit the Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga soon.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is set to hit the theatre in March, is being presented by City Centre Musical Productions and The Encore Series.
The musical is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney animated movie. Author Peter Parnell’s new book “embraces story theatre” and features passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
Along with iconic songs from the Disney film, the show will also feature new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.
The musical begins with the bells of Notre Dame chiming through the cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris.
The story features Quasimodo, a deformed bell-ringer who is held captive by his caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo.
Observing the city, Quasimodo escapes and joins the crowd to revel in the Feast of Fools. During his escape, members of the crowd treat him cruelly with the exception of a Roma woman (that’s referred to as a gypsy in the play) named Esmeralda.
Quasimodo, along with Captain Phoebus and Frollo, vie for Esmeralda’s attention. As a result, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma women and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
The show has multiple dates from Mar. 3 to 12, 2023, and tickets start at $32.”