This production is the Philadelphia premiere and is a spectacle on a grand scale.
Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
Based on Victor Hugo’s powerful novel and adapted from the Disney film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is nothing less than an epic production. It is a dramatic tale of complex relationships, featuring a gorgeous, spine-tingling score created by musical legends Allen Menken and Steven Schwartz. This musical production is the next “Les Miserables”,matching the intensity of the music and challenging complexities of each character.
Tickets for this production are affordable ranging from $13 to $17, enabling anyone to experience a professional, high standard production. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. The performance is approximately 2.5 hours, including intermission. Parking is free. The production is appropriate for children 12 and up.
Upper Darby Summer Stage has been selected as the first theatre in the Philadelphia region to tackle this emotional story, exploring the good and evil tendencies inside of everyone. Adding to the spectacle is an onstage choir. The Mainstage production is not a children’s theater show and is not performed by children.
Composer Allen Menken spoke about the production in an interview. “It’s much more than simply a Disney animated musical brought to the stage,” said Menken. “It’s a pretty serious musical. It represents a huge coming together of talent. It’s anything but a musical comedy. It’s a musical drama.”
For more information about “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
About Mainstage productions at Upper Darby Summer Stage:
Each season Upper Darby Summer Stage presents a spectacular, full-scale musical Mainstage production. Aspiring actors ages 18-28, along with Children’s Theater “graduates” have the opportunity to audition. Mainstage members rehearse in the evenings during the summer, beginning in early June and culminating in performances in late July.
The Mainstage productions at Summer Stage have been deemed “Broadway in Delaware County.” Professional set, lighting, and costume designers add to the magic each year. The heart, dedication, and passion of the actors make each show unforgettable.
Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people. Visit udpac.org for more information.
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