Audition Information

Director – Mark David Williams

You may send any questions to mark@boroarts.org

Dates:

Monday, December 13 - 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday, December 14 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Wednesday, December 15 - 6:30pm CALLBACKS

  • Prepare a 1 minute song in the style of the show.Accompanist will be provided or you may use a tablet or phone for a track.

  • Dress to move in case you are asked to stay for a dance audition.

  • If you just want to be in the Choir – no need to dress to move, but please prepare a 1 minute song.

  • The Choir will have a lighter rehearsal schedule that Ensemble or Main Cast.

  • Ages 16 and up are welcome to audition.

  • Must sign up for an audition slot by emailing mark@boroarts.org

***Cast will be given scripts before Christmas Break and expected to be memorizing lines over the break.  Rehearsals will begin January 3rd and most rehearsal weeks will be Mon, Tues, Thurs 7pm-9pm with Choreo and some Choir Rehearsals on Sunday nights 6pm-9pm.  There will be exceptions as we work around other shows. Conflicts must be turned in at the time of auditions.

 

SYNOPSIS

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical from Disney Theatrical. Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world. When he summons the courage to attend the Feast of Fools, he meets Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy who protects him from an angry mob. But at the same time, Quasimodo’s master, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, and the new captain of the guard, Phoebus de Martin, fall in love with the beautiful girl. Adding to Quasimodo’s struggle is his punishment and derision from Frollo, following years of psychological abuse, and the danger posed by the gypsies, who are willing to kill any outsiders who venture into their secret hideout. But before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger? Will she return Quasimodo’s affection? Who is the true monster of Notre Dame?

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

*** Leading role

** Major Supporting role

*Minor Supporting role

***Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. 

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: E2

*Jehan Frollo

Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. 

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

*Florika

A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: E4

*Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: C3

***Quasimodo

The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

**Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

**Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

*Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

***Esmeralda

A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E3

*King Louis XI

King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

*Tribunal

A judicial officer.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

*Madam

Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. 

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 50

*Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3

**Gargoyles

Gender: Any

Age: 16 and up

 

Congregation

Gypsies, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

Gender: Any

Choir

Gender: Any

Age: 16 and up