About The Show
Starring Buffalo presents a thrilling new take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.
Written by Academy Award-winners Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), the show features songs from the Disney animated movie, as well as new songs from Menken and Schwartz. The book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing) includes passages from Hugo’s gothic novel, creating a dark and beautiful musical suitable for adults and children alike.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be sung in concert, with a cast featuring world-class Broadway performers and several of Buffalo's top regional actors delivering an up-close and unforgettable musical experience. More than 100 artists will participate, including a professional orchestra, talented area high school students, and members of the UB dance department. A magical musical theater experience, Hunchback will enthrall audience members with its stirring melodies and stunning voices.
Meet The Cast
Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Spring Awakening)
Dan’yelle Williamson (Memphis, Rocky, The Lion King - Tour)
Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon)
Jonah Platt (Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar - Live)
Keith Ersing (Buffalo Philharmonic’s Fiddler)
Leah Berst, Charmagne Chi, Arianne Davidow, Matthew Iwanski-Jackson, Dudney Joseph, Ben Michael Moran, Katy Miner, Raphael Santos, and members of the University at Buffalo's Zodiaque Dance Company.
PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS
Williamsville East High School Chorale (Friday Oct 19, 7:30 PM)
Tonawanda High School Concert Chorale (Saturday Oct 20, 2 PM)
Starpoint High School Choirs (Saturday Oct 20, 2 PM)
Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts Vocal Symphony (Saturday Oct 20, 7:30 PM)