Auditions Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoINNOVAtheatre is excited to announce auditions for their upcoming musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by their devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, they escape for the day and they join the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.

Presented by INNOVAtheatre
Directed by: Richard Lee Waldeck
Musical Direction by: Lori Topping & George Drewyor
Choreography by: Isadore Karrick

The Audition form can be found here –

The Sign up form can be found here –


  • Monday- June 12th • 7 pm
  • Tuesday- June 13th • 7 pm

Possible Callbacks: Wednesday- June 14th • 7 pm


  • Fri., August 25 • 8 pm
  • Sat., August 26 • 8 pm
  • Sun., August 27 • 3 pm
  • Fri., September 1 • 8 pm
  • Sat., September 2 • 8 pm
  • Sun., September 3 • 3 pm

The auditions will be closed so please make sure to sugn up for your audition slot. Walk ins will be taken on a open slot availability basis. Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre vocal selections that best shows off your voice. 16-32 bars ONLY. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key and clearly marked for the accompanist. Backing tracks are NOT allowed. Please no A cappella selections. You may be asked to sing your second selection or sing from the show. You may be asked to return to a callbacj on Wednesday. Please bring a resume and all known conflicts. Headshots are not required but are appreciated.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at The Sorg Opera House 63 South Main Street, Middletown, Ohio

The production will be presented with FULL live orchestra.

All roles are open and non union – non paid positions. For more information contact us at


  • Claude Frollo: Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.
    Gender: Male / Age: 40 to 50
    Vocal range top: Bb4 / Vocal range bottom: E2
  • Jehan Frollo: Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.
    Gender: Male / Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: Eb5 / Vocal range bottom: F3
  • Florika: A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
    Gender: Female / Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: F#5 / Vocal range bottom: E4
  • Father Dupin: A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
    Gender: Male / Age: 40 to 60
    Vocal range top: A3 / Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Quasimodo: The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, They possess a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite their shyness and uncertainty, they quickly befriend Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.
    Gender: Male or Female Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: Bb5 / Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Clopin Trouillefou: The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.
    Gender: Male / Age: 30 to 40
    Vocal range top: F#5 / Vocal range bottom: D3
  • Captain Phoebus de Martin: Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.
    Gender: Male / Age: 25 to 40
    Vocal range top: Ab4 / Vocal range bottom: A2
  • Lieutenant Frederic Charlus: Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.
    Gender: Male / Age: 20 to 30
  • Esmeralda: A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.
    Gender: Female / Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: D5 / Vocal range bottom: E3
  • King Louis XI: King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.
    Gender: Male / Age: 40 to 50
  • Tribunal: A judicial officer.
    Gender: Male / Age: 20 to 50
    Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Madam: Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.
    Gender: Female / Age: 35 to 50
  • Saint Aphrodisius: A stained-glass image that comes to life.
    Gender: Male / Age: 30 to 50
    Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Congregation: Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
    Gender: Both
    Age 14- 80
  • Choir
    Gender: Both

This production will be presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.


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