Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film...THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens May 18th and runs through June 3rd! Tickets are on sale NOW and are selling FAST!!
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame: May 18 - June 3, 2018


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).





Monday, April 2nd & Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Choreographer: Michael Lawrence Akers

Music Director: Steve Parsons

Rehearsals begin Sunday, April 8th and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30p.

The production is scheduled to open May 18th and will run through June 3rd; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays 8p, and Sundays @ 2p. There will be two 10AM student matinee performances on May 22nd & 23rd.


ALL ROLES AVAILABLE. See full character breakdown below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available. 

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Monday, April 2nd: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00p

Tuesday, April 3rd: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00p

Dance Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, April 4th.

Principal Callbacks will be Thursday, April 5th.  

**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


Dom Claude Frollo – PAID ROLE – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 30s-60s) 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.” Tortured and overcome with lust after Esmeralda; calculating, manipulative, and obsessive; vocal range: E2-Bb4.

Quasimodo – PAID ROLE – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) 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; vocal range: Bb2-C5.

Esmeralda – PAID ROLE – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 18-30s) captivating, 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 arrogant Phoebus; vocal range: E3-D5.

Phoebus de Martin – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) 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; vocal range: A2-Ab4.

Clopin Trouillefou – (Male or Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) the clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies; an air of mystery surrounds Clopin, witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not ‘performing for the crowd’; vocal range: D3- F#5.

Jehan Frollo – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) 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; vocal range top: F3-Eb5.

Florika – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 18-30s) a gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother; vocal range: E4-F#5.

Father Dupin – (Male, Any Ethnicty, 30s-50s) a priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian; vocal range: C3-A3.

Frederic Charlus – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-40s) friend of Phoebus, and Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard.

Ensemble – (Females & Males, Any Ethnicity, late teens – 50s) strong singers and actors able to play multiple characters including King Louis XI, Official, Madame, gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, citizens of Paris & others.

On Stage Chorus – (Female & Males, Any Ethnicity, 18-60s) fantastic singers with the ability to hold difficult harmonies. Will be seated on stage throughout the production.