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Lincoln-Way East Music Department to perform "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

During the last weekend of April, the Lincoln-Way East Music Department will present their spring musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The performances will take place in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets can be ordered online by visiting www.lwemusic.org. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour prior to each performance. The shows will take place on:

• Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

"This musical features some of the finest musicians at Lincoln-Way East. ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ showcases the beautiful music of Disney and energy of many contemporary musicals. This show will be one of the best productions Lincoln-Way East has ever put on,” says Producer Matthew Granger.

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, who prays that "God Help the Outcasts." 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.

A sweeping score and powerful story make “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.