Images provided by Marlene Taylor, City Centre Musical Productions.
Meadowvale Theatre hosts the comeback that COVID couldn’t kill!
Hunchback of Notre Dame is BACK March 3-12, 2023
On March 13, 2020, Mississauga closed down along with the rest of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City Centre Musical Productions set of Hunchback of Notre Dame of Paris streets sat silent in Meadowvale Theatre. Little did they know that their intermission would last three years.
The pandemic dread didn’t crush this courageous theatre company. City Centre Musical productions is returning to the newly renovated Meadowvale Theatre with The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the dramatic musical that shook broadway, from March 3-12, 2023.
“It was the unending spirit of this Hunchback company and their sheer tenacity, which brought this show back to The Encore Series.” says Michael MacLeannan, Director/Choreographer, “This story needed to be told and I feel it was important for this company and the community, to experience the final chapter.”
This year, because a number of subscribers saw this production in 2020, newcomers can enjoy an unforgettable night out at this community theatre showcase for a fraction of Toronto prices!
“It’s rare that in the midst of another popular Encore season, there are tickets available.” offers Mike Douglas, a long time season ticket holder.
Hunchback is produced and performed by local actors, musicians, directors all working together to put on another great show to warm ovations in one of the strongest community theatre seasons anywhere.
“When you find something that you love to do and you are making a positive difference to others, never stop,” encourages Sue Pringle, co-producer.
“It has been a real pleasure to bring this beautiful score to life and to share it with the audience again.” says John Pugh, Musical Director
Tickets are almost 70% for this exciting production. Tickets start at $32. Learn more and get your tickets today at encoreseries.ca/shows.
About The Hunchback of Notre Dame presented by City Centre Musical Productions:
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, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There”, 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. Learn more and get tickets.