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 Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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.

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

Join CYT Santa Cruz as they present this beautiful story in concert with a full orchestra, adult choir, and an incredible cast of students from the ages of 8-25. You don't want to miss this monumental performance. 

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Jun 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 22nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 23rd @ 12:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 23rd @ 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

** ALL PREMIUM TICKETS ARE $25 AND NO DISCOUNTS APPLY (Orange seats). GENERAL ADMISSION IS $20, WITH A $5 DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND SENIORS. ALL TICKETS AT THE DOOR WILL BE $25. UCSC CHARGES $5 FOR PARKING. Follow High Street past the main entrance to UCSC at Bay. Pass The Arboretum on your right hand side. Turn right into UCSC at Heller Drive. Follow the road up the hill, past Rachel Carson College. Turn right on Meyer Drive, left on Kerr Rd and the Mainstage is on the hill to your left. Parking lotis onyour right, Handicap parking and drop off can be made closer to the theater by following Kerr Rd to the turn around.

UC Santa Cruz Theater Arts Center, UC Santa Cruz Mainstage :

329 Heller Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Dom Cluade Frollo


Captain Phoebus

Clopin Trouillefou


Saint Aphrodisius

Advanced Dance Corps

Youth Dance Corps



Ensemble Townspeople


Gypsy Ensemble

Adult Choir


Young Frollo

Young Phoebus

Father Dupin