July 12 - August 4
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.
Originally Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
From the Academy Award Winning Team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz Comes a Lushly Scored Retelling of Victor Hugo’s Epic Story of Love, Acceptance and What it Means to be a Hero!
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 Composer Alan Menken and Lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s book embraces story theatre, and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s novel. As the bells of Notre Dame cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris sound, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris. Held captive by his devious caretaker, Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and is treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. As Quasimodo, Frollo and the handsome Captain Phoebus all vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic that will sweep audiences away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.
What makes a Monster and what makes a Man?
These are troubling times. Religion and Politics ferociously divide us, and social media has made it easy to sit behind a keyboard and spew hatred and venom out into the world. None of these issues are new to humanity. As long as there have been people, there has been division. We keep to our little corners of the world, eye outsiders with suspicion, and often resort to violence to preserve our way of life. Victor Hugo recognized this nearly two hundred years ago, and was able to craft a beautiful and haunting tale to drive it home. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been my dream since seeing the Disney film as a teenager. Of course I had heard the title, but it was the cartoon that motivated me to explore the source material. I fell more deeply in love with the story after experiencing it on the page. I related to Quasimodo on a deep level, and that was the first time in my life that I realized, no matter how cruel people were to me, my differences didn’t make me less of a beautiful person. I love this story and I’m incredibly grateful to Donna Myers for allowing me the opportunity to share it with you. This production is dedicated to all of the “outcasts,” of our world. You are beautiful, no matter what they say! Many thanks to the Cast & Crew for achieving miracles, and to you for continuing to support live theatre. Enjoy the show!
Clopin Trouillefou: Griff Bludworth
Dom Claude Frollo: Jacob Medich
Jehan Frollo: Damien Martin
Florika: Sarah Hayes
Father Dupin: Jason Ryan Wallace
Quasimodo: Edmund Castle
Gargoyles (Manipulation): Hannah Bullock, Liz Daily, Preston Dildine
Gargoyles (Voice): Jason Ryan Wallace
Phoebus de Martin: Jonathan D. Krouse
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus: Martin Flowers
Esmeralda: Antoinette Nebinger
King Louis XI: Jeffrey Oakman
Offical: Preston Dildine
Madam: Katherine Clemons
Saint Aphrodisius: Benjamin Paul Elliott
Ensemble: Hannah Bullock, Katherine Clemons, Liz Daily, Preston Dildine, Sarah Hayes, Damien Martin, Jeffrey Oakman
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Choreographer: Sarah Philabaum
Music Director: John P. Blair
Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Donna Myers
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Dance Captain: Sarah Hayes
Fight Captain: Martin Flowers
Gargoyle Puppets: Juann Myers
Box Office Mgr: Bill Rubenstein
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
The Bells of Notre Dame ...Clopin & Company
Scene 1 Bell Tower
Sanctuary ...Frollo & Quasimodo
Out There ...Quasimodo
Scene 2 Town Square
Topsy Turvy (Part 1) ...Clopin, Quasimodo & Company
Rest and Recreation ...Phoebus, Frollo, Clopin & Company
Rhythm of the Tambourine ...Esmeralda, Phoebus, Frollo, Quasimodo & Clopin
Topsy Turvy (Part 2) ...Clopin, Esmeralda & Company
Sanctuary II ...Frollo & Quasimodo
Scene 3 Inside the Cathedral
The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise I) ...Clopin, Esmeralda & Company
God Help the Outcasts ...Esmeralda & Company
Transition to the Bell Tower ...Gargoyles & Statues
Scene 4 Bell Tower
Top of the World ...Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Gargoyles & Statues
Scene 5 Tavern
Tavern Song (Thai Mol Piyas) ...Esmeralda, Frollo & Company
Scene 6 Bell Tower
Heaven's Light ...Quasimodo
Scene 7 Prayer Stalls
Hellfire ...Frollo & Company
Scene 8 The King's Court
Scene 9 Streets of Paris / Bell Tower
Esmeralda / Act One Finale (Part 1) ...Company
Esmeralda / Act One Finale (Part 2) ...Company
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 Bell Tower
Agnus Dei ...Company
Flight into Egypt ...Saint Aphrodisius, Quasimodo & Gargoyles
Esmeralda (Reprise) ...Frollo & Company
Rest and Recreation (Reprise) ...Phoebus & Quasimodo
Scene 2 Streets of Paris
The Court of Miracles ...Clopin & Company
Scene 3 The Court of Miracles
In a Place of Miracles ...Phoebus, Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Clopin & Company
The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise II) ...Clopin
Scene 4 Prison
The Assault ...Frollo
Someday ...Esmeralda & Phoebus
Scene 5 Bell Tower
While the City Slumbered ...Clopin
Made of Stone ...Quasimodo, Gargoyles & Statues
Scene 6 Town Square / Notre Dame
Judex Crederis ...Company
Kyrie Eleison ...Company
Scene 7 Bell Tower
Top of the World (Reprise) ...Esmeralda & Company
Esmeralda (Frollo Reprise) ...Frollo, Jehan, Florika & Company
Finale Ultimo ...Company
Piano and voice teacher, musical and theatrical director, pianist, organist, musician, and dramaturge: John P. Blair received his bachelor’s degree in voice from ISU where he studied piano accompaniment under Martha Krasnican. He also studied under the direction of Tom Hass, the head of the acting/directing department of Yale’s School of Drama, whose other students include Sigourney Weaver, Michael Gross, and Henry Winkler. John has acted alongside Tony Award-winning actress Trazana Beverly and has directed Tony Award-winning actor Ben Davis in the Vanity Theater’s production of The Secret Garden. Currently, John works as the organist for Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church and the founder and musical director of the Vanity Singers at the Vanity Theater while he continues teaching at his own piano and voice studio in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
is excited to be returning to Myers Dinner theatre for Hunchback. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Griff is an actor, director, and playwright/adapter who received training in Theatre (BA) and Classical Studies (HAB) from Xavier University and as a Professional Acting Apprentice at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC), where he has also been Assistant Director for the last two years. He was last at Myers Dinner Theatre for She Loves Me, as both Music Director and alternate for Georg for a weekend. Some of his other favorite roles include Plato the Toad in the world premier of Cinderella: After Ever After and Creon in ANTIGONE (born against.) at ETC (the latter of which he also translated and adapted from the Greek); Street Chorus/Soloist in Bernstein’s MASS with the May Festival Chorus; El Gallo (the Fantasticks) and Narrator/Mysterious Man (Into the Woods) with the Nettle Creek Players; and Jamie (the Last Five Years), Jean (Miss Julie), Warren (This is Our Youth), Moritz (Spring Awakening), and Mark (Rent) at Xavier.
is thrilled to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage for her second show! Hannah made her debut earlier this summer as Allison in Miss Nelson is Missing. She is currently earning her BFA in Musical Theatre at Western Illinois University and hopes to pursue musical theatre as a career. Some of Hannah's previous favorite theatre credits include Into the Woods as Little Red Riding Hood, Shrek the Musical as The Ugly Duckling, and Pippin as the Noble/Player. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous support and hopes you enjoy the show!
is currently a sophomore at Indiana University South Bend as a Musical Theatre BFA. He has done several shows there and his favorites so far have been Mamma Mia! and Almost Maine. Edmund is from a small town in northern Indiana called Union Mills. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and you for seeing the show!
is excited to return to Myers Dinner Theatre after previously performing as Rhetta Cupp (Pump Boys and Dinettes) and Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp (Miss Nelson Is Missing) is a Ball State University Alumni, where she received a BS in Theatrical Studies. Some of her more notable roles include Diane in The Birds (Huron Playhouse), Prospero in The Tempest (Scranton Fringe Festival), and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Nettle Creek Players). Katherine’s cabaret series include Broadway on Main, Hoosier Harmony, and Coming Home Christmas Cabaret. When not onstage, Katherine works as Co-Director of Education for Actors Theatre of Indiana. She also house manages for the Center for the Performing Arts and teaches English for VIPKid. She currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with husband, Jacob, and pup, Koda.
returns after a long absence to start her family. She is a Hillsboro native who first appeared at MDT as Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which remains her favorite role. Her son, Will, was also on stage, though concealed under a few layers of her costume. She thanks her precious family, Dan, Will (6), Evie (4) & Vera (3), as well as the author of her salvation!
is a regional actor based out of Crawfordsville, IN. He has recently returned from Pittsburgh, PA where he was a member of a touring Murder Mystery company. He has performed with various companies over the years, including Catalyst Repertory, Crossroads Repertory, Tiki Torch Theatre and the Sugar Creek Players. He has also performed previously here at MDT in such roles as Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Jim (All Shook Up), and Sister Amnesia (Nunsense A-Men). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support.
is a newcomer to the MDT stage. He is currently studying Musical Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, but his performance career started early in his hometown of Noblesville. Favorite roles include Younger Brother in Ragtime and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro. Benjamin dedicates this performance to his parents.
is excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! He was most recently seen at MDT in Meet Me in St. Louis as John Truitt and Murder at Café Noir as Anthony Cairo. He grew up in Nappanee, Indiana, and attended Goshen College, where he studied Theater and Music. He has worked at professional theaters throughout the state, including several roles at the Round Barn Theatre. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Favorite credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing piano and guitar, exercising, and eating spicy food. Martin wants to thank his family for supporting him as he follows his career dreams!
is delighted to be making her Myers Dinner Theatre debut! Originally from Iowa, she earned her BFA in Acting / Directing from The University of Arizona. Memorable roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Viola in Twelfth Night, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show and Brooke / Vicki in Noises Off! Many thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity and to her family and friends for being a constant source of support, sunshine and silliness!
is beyond excited to make his debut at Myers Dinner Theatre! You may have seen him around the Indy area, most recently in Yank the musical as Stu, or Abel / Ham in Children of Eden. Some of his favorite roles include Tommy Ross in Carrie the musical, Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mickey Johnstone in Blood Brothers and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to name a few. He would like to thank God for the chance to do what he loves most. Enjoy the show!
is so pleased to return to MDT for his second season as Artistic Director! Jeremy grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor / Director for over twenty years across the country. Some of his notable directing projects include She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kiss Me Kate, Harvey, and his favorite, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel! He would like to thank the Myers Family for the amazing opportunity, and he is so grateful to you for supporting live theatre!
is from Attica, Indiana and has been performing and doing theatre since he was 8. He is thankful for the opportunity to further develop his skills when he heads off to college in the Fall. Performing will always be his life and he’s happy to have you all here to watch his growth in the arts.
is in his second season with MDT! Favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf in Into the Woods and Bobby in Company. Jacob is preparing to begin his final semester at IUSB, and he looks forward to achieving his goal of being a college graduate, and proving that “It’s never too late!”
is joining the Myers family from Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities). She is currently employed with Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL as a resident actress and Bootlegger, the performing wait staff. Most recently she could be seen in NEWSIES (Medda Larkin), Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence) and Freaky Friday (Mrs. Myers, ha). Enjoy the rhythm of the tambourine.
is a Senior B.M. Vocal Performance Major and in the Musical Theatre Certificate at the University of Kentucky. He is originally from Orlando, Florida. He would like to express gratitude to mentors throughout his life, his loving family, and his devoted girlfriend.
returns to Myers Dinner Theatre after directing and choreographing the ABBA smash-hit, Mamma Mia! Originally from Maryland, Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. For the past decade, she has been traveling the country performing, directing, choreographing and teaching. Favorite productions include Sister Act, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Seussical Jr,and The Marvelous Wonderettes. A big thank you to the many people who have helped and supported her along the way, especially her parents and her fiance, Caleb. This production is inspired by the love of her life, her beautiful daughter Sophie. For more information, please visit www.sarahphilabaum.com
has a long and motley list of stage credits, including Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Crucible, Hairspray, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and, most recently, Time Stands Still. He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Georgia Southwestern State University, with special training in dialects, stage combat and mask work like commedia dell’arte.
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers and passed on to our Kitchen Manager Jay Estes.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
$3 (sm), $5 (lg)
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
$3 (sm), $5 (lg)
Crème Brûlée, Turtle & Caramel Brownie Bite
Salad Dressing & Broccoli Salad