So the La Jolla production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical is in full swing and the Papermill playhouse show is on the horizon. The La Jolla veriosn is considered to be the American debut of the German musical Der Glockner von Notre Dame which was based on the Disney movie. But you know it was not the first time the musical was adapted in English.

Esmeralda and Quasimodo singing On Top of the World King's  Academy Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda and Quasimodo singing On Top of the World 

In 2013 the musical was performed at King’s Academy in Palm Beach County Florida which is private catholic high school. The musical was done in collaboration with the school and Disney. However it has some differences with the Glockner version that warrant discussing.

As I have already discussed the Disney version and the Glockner version before and I hope to discuss the musical more in future (hint hint) I’m not going to spread too long talking about it and as the performers are high school students (or at least were), I’m going to go easy them in terms of acting and singing.

So for the next five weeks, we will look at this version.

Also please note, the whole thing was on youtube a few weeks ago and I did watch it  but now most of it not available but I won’t let that stop me, Gwahahahahahaaa.

4 Thoughts on “King’s Academy Version of Hunchback Introduction

  1. Sandi on 11/18/2014 at 8:15 pm said:

    Whole thing still online. Just not as easy to find. The kids loved doing the show for an audience that included both children and adults.

    • jess on 11/19/2014 at 12:05 pm said:

      Alright, I will try looking for it again. It just when I went to re-watch the videos they were mostly all listed as private.

      • sandi on 11/19/2014 at 1:13 pm said:

        They just said that Disney asked for these to be changed to private. Sorry – I wasn’t aware of the change since I watched it recently.

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