The Arlington Players

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by

Alan Menken

Lyrics by

Stephen Schwartz

Book by

Peter Parnell

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

Originally Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions

Orchestrations by Michael Starobin

Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kosarin

Dance Arrangements by Rob Berman


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Dates and Times

  • Saturday, 10/6/2018 at 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10/7/2018 at 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10/7/2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, 10/13/2018 at 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10/14/2018 at 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10/14/2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, 10/20/2018 at 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 10/21/2018 at 12:00 AM


125 S Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204


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About the Show

Travel to 15th century Paris and experience the bells of Notre Dame with this retelling of a timeless story. This musical combines the world-renowned Victor Hugo novel with the tightly woven lyrics of Stephen Schwartz and the soaring music of Alan Menken to produce a striking tale of morality and love. Answer, if you can—what makes a monster and what makes a man?

Production Team

ProducerJanet Bordeaux
DirectorRich Farella
Music DirectorMark Deal
ChoreographerPaige Wakefield


Audition Information

Sign up for an audition slot!

Arlington Cultural Affairs, Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206

The Arlington Players is excited to announce auditions for The ​Hunchback of Notre Dame. There are 5 principal acting roles, 3 males, 1 female, and 1 that could be any gender. The production will also feature an acting ensemble of 10-15 consisting of at least 5 males and 5 females who will play over 40 supporting and cameo roles including Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. Finally, there is also a choral ensemble of 16-20 singers. See descriptions below for more information about principal and ensemble roles. Actors of any ethnicity or gender are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show that both shows off your voice and also your acting abilities. Please do not sing a song from ​Hunchback​.
Be prepared for a brief dance audition -- dress in comfortable clothing and footwear that you can move in safely. While adapted from the beloved Disney film, please be aware the show is a darker and more mature version, closer to Victor Hugo’s novel. If you are unfamiliar with the vocal range designations, see ​this ​chart to assist you - ​ If you have any questions please email the TAP’s Executive Producer at

Show runs Oct. 5-20, 2018

CASTING BREAKDOWN (in order of appearance):
Claude Frollo
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral, Frollo is pious and holier than thou. A strong and imposing presence, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He is the villain of the show; however he is not pure evil, his soul is tortured. His inner turmoil is derived primarily from his shame in being attracted to a Gypsy, Esmeralda, as well as the loss of his brother in the show’s prologue.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2

The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame. Ringing the bells daily has left him partially deaf, but very strong. Lonely but big-hearted, Quasimodo dreams of connecting with the community he observes around him. Has a vivid imagination which helps bring to life the gargoyles and saints around him. Naive, shy and uncertain at first glance, his courage is revealed throughout the show. Quasimodo has a halting speech when speaking to other real characters, but his inner monologue and songs are free from this impediment. Must be an excellent singer and actor. This actor will be physically representing Quasimodo’s deformity, much like in "An Elephant Man," therefore, must be dexterous and flexible. The director will consider splitting this part between a deaf or hard of hearing actor to perform the character and a non deaf actor to sing and speak the role. In this case, both actors would be on stage simultaneously and work together to bring this character to life. Deaf or hard of hearing actors are encouraged to audition.
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30

Clopin Trouillefou
The clever and charismatic King (or Queen) of the Gypsies. Able to effectively hold the attention of a crowd, an excellent master of ceremonies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who boasts a dark, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. We are open to any gender playing this role.
Gender: Any
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Captain Phoebus de Martin
Newly appointed Captain of the Cathedral Guard, he is dashing and charismatic. Phoebus is fun-loving and overconfident, yet charming. He is conflicted when given orders that defy with his strong moral compass. He doesn’t possess the prejudice of Frollo nor his other soldiers.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Esmeralda is a strong and free-spirited woman. A beautiful Gypsy, she is able to capture the attention of all, particularly when she is dancing. She is compassionate with a strong sense of justice and morality. A strong, flexible dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F3

In addition to principal roles, ​The Hunchback of Notre Dame​ 2 ensembles, a featured acting ensemble and a choral ensemble:
The Congregation: ​a group of strong and dynamic musical theatre performers who all function as Narrators and play multiple featured roles. These actors will play 40+ roles including: Jehan Frollo, Florika, Father Dupin, King Louis XI, Tribunal, Madam, St. Aphrodisius, Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. All Ensemble members are expected to be comfortable with some movement, with some skilled dancers. Expected to work with the directing team to create dynamic characters. Any acrobatic skills are a plus and you are asked to note those on your audition form. Age: 16 to 99

The Choir: ​a talented group of singers, the choir will be a separate ensemble from the “congregation”. This choral ensemble will be on stage throughout the show and provide accompanying vocals. The choir will be not be responsible for learning choreography or staging and will be able to hold music, therefore, the time commitment for the choir is less significant. The choir will rehearse a few times together before tech week and will be expected to be at the dress rehearsals and performances. Choral experience is a plus.

Audition Dates

Thursday, June 21 - 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Callbacks - Sunday, June 24 at 1:30 PM

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