June 14, 2018
NICEVILLE, FL— The Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division of Northwest Florida State College will present The Hunchback of Notre Dame as the 2018 summer musical production at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center nightly July 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. along with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on July 14.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
The following community members were selected for lead roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
Shelby Steverson of Crestview as Clopin
Thomas Hood of Fort Walton Beach as Dom Claude Frollo
Ken Jakob Angell of Niceville as Jehan Frollo
Abigayle Ferguson of Niceville as Florika
Michael Brooks of Crestview as Father Dupin
Michael McCoy of Pensacola as Quasimodo
Ariana Ellis of Fort Walton Beach as Gargoyle #1
Azhia Ellis of Fort Walton Beach as Gargoyle #2
Grant Graves of Fort Walton Beach as Statue #1
Camden Schjott of Freeport as Statue #2
Cameron Daniels of Niceville as Phoebus de Martin
Jacob Smith of Crestview as Frederic Charlus
Melody Murray of Destin as Esmeralda
Clay Reed of Crestview as King Louis XI
David Jones of Shalimar as Official
Gina Walker of Niceville as Madame
Nick Trolian of Crestview as Saint Aphrodisius
Tickets for The Hunchback of Notre Dame are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Mattie Kelly Art Center’s Box Office, calling 850-729-6000 or visiting MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Tickets are $25 adult and $10 for youth age 18 and younger.