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ANTRIM PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES
 AUDITIONS FOR THE 
STAGED READING OF THE MUSICAL 
"HUNCHBACK"




WHAT:  HUNCHBACK!, a new musical by Michael Shapiro, books and lyrics by PJ Mouquin Directed by Derek Tarson



WHEN: Auditions by Appointment



WHERE:  Place of Auditions to be arranged, but will be in or near Palisades, New York



AUDITION DETAIL:  Operatic Singers/Actors are sought for this staged reading of a faithful musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Actors interested in auditioning should contact the director, Derek Tarson, at dtarson@gmail.com, or the composer/musical director, Michael Shapiro, at musemix@gmail.com.



REHEARSALS:  First read-through on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:30. Mainly one-on-one musical rehearsals throughout the month of August, with group rehearsals 2-3 times a week in September.



PERFORMS:  September 29th at 8:00 p.m., and September 30th at 2:00 p.m.



MORE INFO:  Call Derek Tarson (845) 405-1309 or email him at dtarson@gmail.com



SYNOPSIS:  Paris, 1482. The sweeping tale of the Hunchback of Notre Dame set to music. The gypsy Esmeralda (who does not know her mother) captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, but especially Quasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Frollo orders Quasimodo to kidnap Esmeralda, but the hunchback is captured by Phoebus and his guards, who save Esmeralda, and the adventure continues.



BREAKDOWN:  Seeking 2 men and 2 women (other roles already cast)

- ESMERALDA: Lead Female (20s-30s), a gypsy dancer who is troubled by her not knowing where she comes from or who her mother is. Attractive, kind, and enticing—but impetuous and sometimes imprudent. Soprano – Range: C4 – G5.

- FLEUR DE LYS: Female (20s-30s) – Supporting Role – Well-to-do, straight-laced (prudish), attractive woman who is married for her money. Soprano – Range E4-E5.

- JEHAN FROLLO: Male (20-35) – Supporting Role – Dissolute troublemaker and student at school. Baritone – Range E3-E4.

- PIERRE GRINGOIRE: Male (25-40) – Supporting Role - A poor playwright who wanders where he should not be and must marry Esmeralda to escape death.