The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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After MARY POPPINS, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien is bringing another Disney success production to the Ronacher: Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME will celebrate its Austrian premiere in October 2022. After the famous novel by Victor Hugo and based on the Disney film of the same name with a great, Oscar-nominated score, the legendary musical composer and 8-time Oscar-, 11-time Grammy- and Emmy Award- Tony Award-winner Alan Menken (among others. "Sister Act", "Beauty and the Beast", "Pocahontas") together with songwriter and three-time Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (among others "Wicked", "Cursed" and "Schikaneder" in Vienna) a fascinating musical adaptation of the highly emotional story about the bell ringer "Quasimodo" and the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. 

Touching musical evening with unforgettable Disney songs

Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME promises an extraordinary and highly moving musical experience for young and old with all the unforgettable songs of the world-famous film. This impressive musical adaptation captivates not only with its Oscar-nominated, opulent music featuring large church choirs and live orchestra, but also with Scott Schwartz's lavish and powerful staging. Experience the successful play after many international productions, including in the USA, Berlin and Tokyo, now finally for the first time in Vienna at the Ronacher. 

A musical highlight for the whole family

The musical tells the story of Quasimodo, disfigured from birth, who grows up shielded from the rest of the world in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. When he sneaks into the annual Feast of Fools, he gets into trouble. Only the pretty Esmeralda stands up for him. When she is targeted by the evil Archdeacon Frollo, she rescues Quasimodo and hides her in his church tower. Look forward to the touching story about love, longing and passion and a highly emotional musical evening for the whole family.

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Unconventional thinkers are welcome here: visitors who believe that musicals can, should and are allowed to create waves, are in good hands at the RONACHER. The theatre presents classics such as TANZ DER VAMPIRE, comedies such as THE PRODUCERS and also selective insiders’ tips such as FRÜHLINGS ERWACHEN or THE INFERNAL COMEDY – JOHN MALKOVICH IST JACK UNTERWEGER It stages urban music theatre that moves away from trodden paths and targets a new audience partially with stage productions and partially with concertante versions. These productions also prove that the RONACHER has the courage to display a different kind of humour. A long-standing gap in the market of Viennese music theatre has therefore now at last – and intelligently – been filled.

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