Based on the play The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Andrew Dallmeyer and the novel Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
Book by Kathryn Placzek and David Schechter
Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Directed by David Schechter

March 22 - April 09 , 1995

1994-1995 Studio Season

The Story

Based on Vicor Hugo’s classic Notre Dame de Paris, this passionate new chamber musical recounts the timeless tale of the gypsy girl Esmerelda, who falls prey to evil but finds unexpected redemption in the love of Quasimodo, the notorious hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Creative & Production Staff

Musical Director: Michael Horsley
Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: James Scott
Lighting Designer: Peter E. Sargent
Stage Manager: Champe Leary


Price Waldman (Pierre)
Kimberly JaJuan (Esmeralda)
Steve Blanchard (Phoebus)
George Merritt (Frollo)
Suzanne Costallos (Clothilde)
Marian Murphy (Fleur)
Jennifer Jonassen (An Innkeeper)

Additional Credits

Vocal Arrangements: Dianne Adams McDowell

Sponsorship & Support

Production Sponsors: Donna and Bill Nussbaum

Production Notes

This production was the world premiere of Esmeralda.