The Hunchback of
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|At A Glance
||Good 30-min live stage show
telling Victor Hugo's classic story.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Disney MGM Studios is a 30-minute
musical stage show. very similar to street theatre, which is performed
regularly in the Backlot Theatre just behind New York Street.
The show, based around the Disney animated classic of the same
name,is themed around 15th century Paris, and features cast members
dressed as gypsies recounting the tale of Quasimido, the Notre
Dame bell ringer, and his love for Esmeralda. Unlike the Disneyland
Paris version, this show isn't preformed "in the round",
however the stage is cleverly extended by ramps out into the audience,
which allows the various cast members to seem to move right out
amongst the audience at times.
The show starts with a gypsy campsite, where the main storyteller,
Clopin, and the gypsy cast cleverly unravel the tale of Quasimodo,
amongst various scenes from the film, including the Bell Tower,
and the Festival of Fools in the Parisian streets.
Throughout the show the three gargoyles Victor, Hugo and Laverne
act as Quasimodo's conscience to assist in the storytelling.
Overall it's an excellent show, tinged with sadness at times,
which is well worth watching.