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The Arlington Players is bringing a taste of Paris to the stage this October with The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel with songs from the animated film, you’ll fall in love with this moving story in a whole new way.
More than just a beautiful musical, TAP’s production is one of the first community theater shows in the country to cast the role of Quasimodo as a pair of actors. The character – who is partially deaf in the original novel – will be played by a deaf actor AND a hearing actor who will act as Quasimodo’s “voice” to the world. Favorite songs like “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts” transform into true anthems for inclusivity as song and sign language intertwine.
Created by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) with a book by Peter Parnell, the show includes new music and stunning choral arrangements to bring the audience further into the ambiance of the cathedral.
The show runs weekends October 5th through 20th at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington. The ASL interpreted performance is October 13th. Tickets at thearlingtonplayers.org. Presented through special arrangement with MTI.
Did you know that The Arlington Players is celebrating its 68th season? We’re excited to continue our tradition of accessibility and artistic excellence with the classic farce Arsenic and Old Lace and the musical “whodunit” Curtains.