The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Peter Parnell

July 2018

at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The epic Disney classic

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. 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.

July 2018

at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The epic Disney classic

Cast

Christopher Sherwood
Quasimodo

Arne Larsen
Frollo

Janelle Reid
Esmerelda

Brody Klassen
Phoebus

Keegan Zaporozan
Gargoyle/Frederic/Ensemble/Father Dupin

Elizabeth Seamen
Gargoyle/Ensemble/Florika

Jessica Spenst
Gargoyle/Ensemble

Madeline McColloch
Gargoyle/Ensemble

​Brennah Toews
Gargoyle/Ensemble

Kris Ward
St. Aphrodisius/Jehan/Ensemble

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Kris Ward

St. Aphrodisius/Jehan/Ensemble

Kris is both an enthusiastic perform and avid woodworker. He combines these two passions as Secondary Characters' resident Set Designer, having designed and built Notre Dame Cathedral for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and this year's set for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Some of Kris' favourite onstage credits have included St. Aphrodisius (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and the villainous aristocrat, Braxton Prendergast as well as the timid Mr. Lawrence (Little Women). When not working backstage on shows, Kris has been working on his Cabinetmaker Apprenticeship through both North Island College and BCIT.

​Kirsten Rempel
Madam/Ensemble

​Laura Madsen
Ensemble

​Josh Power
Ensemble

​Jocelyn Bouwers
Ensemble

Creative Team

Shelley Wojcik
Director/Choreographer

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Shelley Wojcik

Director/Choreographer

Bio coming soon!

Steffi Munshaw
Assistant Director/Designer/Production Manager

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Steffi Munshaw

Assistant Director/Designer/Production Manager

A self-confessed student for life, Steffi holds a Diploma in Theatre Performance from Douglas College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Theatre Performance from the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Education with a Minor in Environmental Education also from SFU. When not moonlighting as a children’s theatre director, Steffi spends her days teaching grade 4/5 for Squiala First Nation.

A prolific educator, Steffi has spent many years teaching theatre to youth in Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley, and as far away as Nunavut. Steffi has performed all over the Fraser Valley with Secondary Characters, Chilliwack Musical Theatre, the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Douglas College, Simon Fraser University, the University of the Fraser Valley, Troika Collective, and 591 Productions. Some of her favourite onstage performance credits include Jo (Little Women, Secondary Characters Musical Theatre), Maria (West Side Story, Chilliwack Musical Theatre), and Alice (the Alice, SFU School for Contemporary Arts). Performing everything from classics to contemporaries and from opera to absurdism, Steffi loves creating newly imagined works of art.

In what little spare time she has left, Steffi also loves working backstage in theatre having stage managed, dramaturged, artistic directed, directed, musical directed, and designed many shows in both Chilliwack and Vancouver. Recently, she has directed for Secondary Characters Musical Theatre including The Wizard of Oz and The Last Five Years which had a successful remount at both the RickRack in the ‘Wack Festival and the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Steffi is resident production manager for Secondary Characters Musical Theatre and most recently set/props/costume designed and assistant directed their July 2018 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Allan Meldrum
Vocal Director/Rehearsal Pianist/Sound Designer

Shannon Goldsmith
Orchestral Director

Paula Quick
Choir Director

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Paula Quick

Choir Director

Bio coming soon!

Kris Ward
Construction Manager/Set Designer

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Kris Ward

Construction Manager/Set Designer

Kris is both an enthusiastic perform and avid woodworker. He combines these two passions as Secondary Characters' resident Set Designer, having designed and built Notre Dame Cathedral for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and this year's set for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Some of Kris' favourite onstage credits have included St. Aphrodisius (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and the villainous aristocrat, Braxton Prendergast as well as the timid Mr. Lawrence (Little Women). When not working backstage on shows, Kris has been working on his Cabinetmaker Apprenticeship through both North Island College and BCIT.

Marina Rabisi
Stage Manager

Michael Quaglia
Assistant Stage Manager

Chris Reid
Technical Director

Noel Funk
Lighting Designer

Amber Bergeron
Operator

Hilda DeRidder
Running Crew

Trischa Knight-Good
Running Crew

Avery Rempel
Running Crew