Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Alan Menken (Music); Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics); Peter Parnell (Book)
Hillbarn Theatre

Randy O'Hara (Quasimodo) & the Gargoyles
Based on the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a stage musical retains the songs of the 1996 Disney film while keeping more of the darker, more serious elements of the novel than does the movie.   This is not a musical that guarantees a happy ending; but under the direction of Riley Costello, the current Hillbarn Theatre production absolutely proves to be inspiring, moving, and uplifting as well as musically stunning in every respect.

Please follow this link to read my full review of this outstanding production:  http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj95.html

Rating: 5 E

The Hunchback of Notre Dame continues through September 10, 2017 at Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 East Hillsdale Boulevard.  Tickets are available online at http://www.hillbarntheatre.org  or by calling 650-349-6411.

Photo Credit: Mark and Tracy Photography

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