Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Farmer and Forrester

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

Gypsies break Gudule's heart when they steal her much-loved baby girl and replace her with a deformed child. Gudule sends the abomination away to be looked after by the Church, and spends the rest of her life searching for her beautiful daughter.

The deformed baby is taken in by a Priest of Notre Dame, and becomes a servant there. Reviled by the citizenry for his beastly outward appearance, Quasimodo mirrors the hatred that he sees from others, and devotes himself to obeying his master's orders. He despises humanity as much as humanity despises him, until one day, a beautiful Gypsy girl quenches his thirst.

Quasimodo's master notices this girl, taking particular interest in her. His lust overcomes his good judgement and his actions cause grave problems for everyone involved.

Music by David Farmer
Book and Lyrics by Moira Forrester
Arranged by Jim McGrath and John Roby
based on the novel by Victor Hugo

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1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

We're happy to announce that The Kingston Symphony will feature the duet 'There is All I Ever Loved' at their 1812 concert at Old Fort Henry on July 18 and 19, 2008.

Thank you to Susan Brown and Julie Kevan for singing for us at this event.

If you are interested in tickets, see the Grand Theatre box office website or call 613-530-2050.

See you at the Fort!