Mecca Productions proudly debuted
the musical adaptation of
Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame,
October 2017 at the WMCA.
Based on the 1996 Disney animated movie,
the score and story were reworked in 2014
by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz,
the team behind the Academy Award-nominated
soundtrack. Peter Parnell's new book for the
stage musical draws directly from Hugo's
original work creating a powerful story about
love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.
The cast rose to the challenge of bringing the songs you know and love ('Out There', 'God Help the Outcasts', 'Topsy Turvy') to life. Selections of the soundtrack were transformed into an incredible choral work, brought to life by an SATB choir by some of our region's most experienced choristers.
Katherine Sherris conducted a live orchestra and provide the vocal direction of the production.
It wouldn't be a Mecca Fall Musical without the skills of choreographer Monique Roy-Keller front and centre.
New to our team is Ken Stelmack who, with the support of Ventures, created the sets for this epic musical.
Sherilyn Bambridge returned as costumer of Hunchback, Susan Dobson as Properties Mistress, Susan Brechmann as Stage Manager, Karla Johnson & Shawna Mozdzen heading up Front of House and Shawna Mozdzen coordinated our school matinee.
Hunchback of Notre Dame was directed and produced by Lisa Vasconcelos.