Auditions open for Quasimodo lead
They’re looking for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback.
“We need a young man who has the vulnerability of Charles Laughton and the animal magnetism of a young Tom Hardy, but who can also sing like Tom Jones,” says director Robert Chevara.
“Quasimodo is the most complex character in Bart’s most ambitious score. Like The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Quasimodo is an iconic role.
“He is like a young bull and the part is incredibly physically and emotionally demanding. He must be able to embody the isolation of the total outsider and have the duality of both ferocious power but also a child-like inner joy.
“His scenes with Esmeralda fizz with sexuality and electricity and as in Beauty and the Beast, the audience should question their prejudice of what being ugly, or beautiful, really means.”
Would-be Quasimodos should have a playing age of 18 - 25 with a strong tenor voice, good physique, yet vulnerable.