presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Program sponsored by:

Dr. Robert Rawski, DPM, FACFAS

Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon

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The Hartford Players Production of

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by
Alan Menken

Lyrics by
Stephen Schwartz

Book by
Peter Parnell

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film



Directed by Emily Kittell and Amelia Scheit

Orchestra conducted by Jerry Becker
Vocal music direction by Matthew Gehrman



Originally Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions

Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kosarin
Dance Arrangements by Rob Berman

Director's Note

Thank you for joining us for the Hartford Players’ production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

As our first time directing for the Hartford Players we wanted to pick a show that told a story we were able to connect with, a story we felt we could tell. Emily was born with a congenital birth defect that has caused her to be physically disabled and Amelia has been her best friend for 15 years. The reason we picked this show is because of the message around disability. The disabled community is the largest minority group in the country but it is the most underrepresented in theater. There is no way to fully embody Quasimodo’s humanity without addressing his physical differences and how the other characters react to his deformities. It is important to us, the production team, and the cast, to represent Quasimodo and the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to bring awareness and humanity to those who are underrepresented in theater. But the message of the show isn’t just about disability and we hope the audience will connect with the character of Quasimodo as everyone experiences times where they are “the outcast” but hopefully they can have the ability to overcome and be the hero of their own story.

Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) take Victor Hugo’s classic story and create an amazing score that represents the struggle we see in all the characters in the show – who is right, who is wrong – but ultimately we are all human. This show will hopefully challenge us to think about “being right” – to judge or be judged, to love or be loved, the monster or the man. If this production can entertain you AND make you think – then hopefully we have done our job.

And we cannot successfully do our job without the power of community. The cast, crew, production team and our many community volunteers have worked tirelessly to bring this story to life for you amidst laughter, excitement and the pure joy of working together. We are honored to be a part of this production and a part of The Hartford Players, a group that truly belongs to the community.

The world is cruel, the world is ugly, but there are times and there are people when the world is not.” Each and every one of us has experienced the world at its best and at its worst. We hope that with this production you leave wanting to make the world a better place because, “Someday life will be kinder, love will be blinder, one day, someday soon.

Enjoy the show!

Amelia Scheit and Emily Kittell

Cast of Characters
Dom Claude Frollo Duncan Doherty
Jehan / King Louis XI Adam Iverson
Florika / Ensemble Savannah Miracle
Father Dupin / Ensemble Matthew Gehrman
Quasimodo David Pecsi
Clopin Bailey Schultz
Phoebus De Martin Steven Sizer
Frederic Charlus / Ensemble John Tiefel
Esmeralda Rebecca Ruiz
Madam / Dance captain Abigail Ford
St. Aphrodisius Ethan Tarvin
St. Stephen Ben Johnson
Ecclesia MacKenzie Gehrke
Synagoga Lyrica Daentl
Gargoyles Adrian Ford
Megan Jakubowski
Grace Hennen
Sarah Plamann
Hannah Centinario
Ensemble Brooke Denman
Summer Feil
Lauren Fontana
Jordan James
Mariah Keifer
Bethany Lorbetske
Mikael Hagerstrand
Jamilynn Benz
Emily Hackney
Cicely Azoff
Cassidy O’Neil
Aislinn Carey
Grace Banwart
Corbin Schroeder
Chorale Emily MacDougall
Jim McMillan
Marie Thierfelder
Sydney Alexander-Brown
Theresa Azoff
Claire Becker
Production Staff
Producer Emily Kittell
Directors Amelia Scheit, Emily Kittell
Orchestra Director Jerry Becker
Music Director Matthew Gehrman
Choreographer Megan Jakubowski
Stage Manager Stephanie Sundberg
Stage Combat Kathryn Mooers
Costume Design Lori Matasek
Makeup Design Justin Schultz
Technical Director / Sound Design Mark Barnard
Lighting Design David Pecsi
Set Design Susan Majewski
Makeup Artists Leslie Dale
Gary Lukas
Donna Strong
Stage Crew Jim Bidddulph
Tanja Biddulph
Conductor Jerry Becker
Assistant Conductor Jen Feucht
Second Assistant Conductor …well, like, practically everyone else in the band…
Violins Keegan Kainz
Ivander Kinter
Viola Abby Lockrem
Cello Amelia Dungan
Woodwinds Therese Sizer
Sarah Zawadiwsky
Leah Duckert
Trumpets Matthew Makeever
David Magoon (7/15)
Colton Kenowski
David Landeros (7/21)
French Horn Laura Clausing
Trombone & Euphonium Benjamin Vaganov
Keyboards Jen Feucht
Hazel Griffin
Julia Schramek
Percussion Michael J. Mularski
Scenes and Musical Numbers



  Olim Congregation / Choir
  The Bells of Notre Dame Company

Scene I Bell Tower

  Sanctuary Frollo & Quasimodo
  Out There Quasimodo

Scene II Town Square

  Topsy Turvy Clopin, Quasimodo & Company
  Rest and Recreation Phoebus, Frollo, Clopin & Company
  Rhythm of the Tambourine Esmeralda, Phoebus, Frollo & Quasimodo
  Topsy Turvy Reprise Clopin & Company
  Sanctuary Reprise Frollo & Quasimodo

Scene III Inside the Cathedral

  God Help the Outcasts Esmeralda & Company

Scene IV Bell Tower

  Top of the World Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Statues & Gargoyles

Scene V Tavern

  Tavern Song (Thai Moi Piyas) Esmeralda, Frollo & Company

Scene VI Bell Tower

  Heaven’s Light Quasimodo

Scene VII Inside the Cathedral

  Hell Fire Frollo & Company
Scene VIII The King’s Court

Scene IX Streets of Paris

  Esmeralda Company



  Entr’acte Company

Scene I Bell Tower

  Flight Into Egypt Saint Aphrodisius, Quasimodo, Statues, Gargoyles & Company

Scene II Paris Catacombs

  The Court of Miracles Clopin & Gypsies
  In a Place of Miracles Phoebus, Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Clopin & Company

Scene III Prison

  Someday Esmeralda & Phoebus

Scene IV Bell Tower

  Made of Stone Quasimodo, Statues & Gargoyles
Scene V Town Square

Scene VI Inside the Cathedral

  Finale Ultimo Company
Special Thanks

The Hartford Players extend special thanks to the following for their assistance with our production:

Waukesha Civic Theater
Slinger High School
Abigail Ford and the Ford family
Mark Majewski
Wisconsin Green

Season Donors

The Hartford Players thanks each of its donors who provide funding and in-kind donations to make the Hartford Players productions and mission a reality. We appreciate their generosity and dedication and thank the following individuals and organizations for being our sponsors. Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Encore ($1,000+)
Jerry & Karen Becker
Katherine Hauser

Standing Ovation ($750 – $999)
Dave & Marilyn Dondlinger

Marquee ($500 – $749)

Leading Role ($250-$499)

Supporting Role ($100 – $249)
Timothy & Mary Dondlinger
Hartford Community Service
Rick & Mary Taylor

Patron (up to $100)

You can help support the Players’ theatrical productions and scholarships, too. Please donate at Thank you for your support!

Company Biographies

Check out the denizens of Victor Hugo’s Paris of 1482!

>>> The Hunchback of Notre Dame Company <<<

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Audience Warning

This production is a musical adaption of Victor Hugo’s novel of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It includes mature themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.

Also true to the novel, the term Gypsy was used by the creators of the musical to describe the cultural and ethnic group recognized today as the Roma community. The Hartford Players recognize that the term “Gypsy” is today deemed a racial slur and is wrongfully normalized in popular culture. The musical tackles the injustices historically experienced by the Roma community and includes the term in an effort to fully depict the racism which they suffered. The Hartford Players do not in any way support the use of this or any other racial slur and present the script as written only to convey and condemn that racism.

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Dr. Robert Rawski, DPM, FACFAS

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