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MAPA staging ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

By Staff | Aug 31, 2017

The cast of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” includes David Tuttle as Quasimodo and Danielle Mealani Delaunay as Esmeralda. PHOTO BY PETER SWANZY.

WAILUKU – The Makana Aloha Foundation in partnership with Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ live production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” continues this weekend in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.

The famous love story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to life on a grand scale in this re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s tale of hope, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.

With a lush score featuring songs from the beloved Academy Award-nominated Disney film, this captivating new musical is the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theatre: Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) and Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin”).

The production features David Tuttle as Quasimodo, Will Kimball as Claude Frollo, Danielle Mealani Delaunay as Esmeralda and Calvin Orlando Smith as Captain Phoebus de Martin.

The show is directed by David C. Johnston with choreography by Andre Morissette and music direction by Gary W. Leavitt.

Tickets are $20 to $60 (plus applicable fees). Call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit mauiarts.org/mapa. The play is recommended for ages 12 and up.