What Makes a Monster and What Makes a Man?

Masters Camp (GIRLS Registration) - July 9-26 (Henrico High School Center for the Arts) - GIRLS Learn More & Register
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Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 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 amongst the people, 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 Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is CharacterWorks' 2020 summer Masters Camp production, performed by a cast of high school students at the conclusion of a two-week camp.

View 2020 Masters Camp Schedule - REVISED 1-29 with added 7/9 rehearsal
*Please note: Masters Camp productions often deal with issues and themes that are more mature than the shows during our mainstage season. CharacterWorks does not recommend this show for audiences under the age of 13. Parental guidance suggested.*

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Jul 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jul 26th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday June 15, 2020 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Henrico County Center for the Arts:

302 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227



The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin.” His is calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.


A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Jehan Frollo

Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.


A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.

Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

King Louis XI

King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.


Runs a safe haven for gypsies.

Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.


A judicial officer.


Congregation, Gypsies, Gargoyles, Soldiers, and Citizens of Paris

Full Cast