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 Paradise Community Theatre Presents THE HUNCHBACK of NOTRE DAME a new musical

August 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th at 7:30pm, 10th Sensory Performance time TBA,
August 13th 4:00pm, August 7th, 14th 2:00pm

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz & Book By Peter Parnell

Director Shelley Fitzgerald

 Choreographer Jordyn Tesch

Based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel and songs from the 1996 Disney animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. 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 his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins 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. Before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger?  Will she return Quasimodo’s friendship and affection? Who is the true monster of Notre Dame?

Auditions May 21st 6:30pm and May 22nd 2:00pm

Sign Up for Hunchback Auditions –

Please contact Director Shelley Fitzgerald with any questions.

Audition packet

Audition Registration Form

Out There Soundtrack
Out There Accompaniment
In a Place of Miracles Soundtrack
In a Place of Miracles Accompaniment
Bells Of Norte Dame Soundtrack
Bells of Norte Dame Accompaniment
Top of the World Soundtrack
Top of the World Accompaniment
God Help the Outcasts Soundtrack
God Help the Outcasts Accompaniment
Hellfire Soundtrack
Hellfire Accompaniment
Topsy Turvy Soundtrack
Topsy Turvy Accompaniment

Children's Theatre Series

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The Merlin Players

La Cage Aux Folles

June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2022 – 7:30PM
Sunday – June 19 & 26, 2022 – 2:00PM

$17 Adults / $10 Students 18 & under

Starring Michael Lambert and Eric Parrish, this musical comedy won Tony Awards in 1984 and for its revival in 2010. It’s the hilarious story of Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better or worse. It all comes apart when Albin’s son announces his impending mar- riage to the daughter of a bigoted politician. Further complications include the family business: a nightclub for female impersonators. Georges agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the girl’s parents but Albin has other plans. It all ends up in a wild romp. The hit movie comedy “The Bird Cage” was based on this musical.

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman 
Book by Harvey Fierstein 

Learn more about The Merlin Players on their website here!

Community Band

Faribault Area Community Band is an extension of local talent at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Started by a Faribault middle school teacher in 2010, the band quickly found its great sense of belonging with the musical arts at the Paradise. This band brings together both novice and advanced concert band talent in local adults and students. They have two to four concerts a year free to the public, with a few practices before each one.

If you would like information about band, or want to join in, please contact the Paradise Center for the Arts.

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021


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