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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2910 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, 92037
Cost: $34 - $82

Victor Hugo's great novel about star-crossed Parisians has been Disney-ized. In the book, there is no Love Connection: Esmeralda loathes Quasimodo, who's the only one who loves her for herself. The Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnell musical dulls the novel's edges. These are nice people hounded by a meanie Archdeadon. Promo says it's Disney's "darkest" musical yet, though it looks like broad daylight from here. The production is wall-to-wall spectacular. The performers, especially Ciara Renee (Esmeralda), Patrick Page (Frollo), and Michael Arden (cutie pie Quasimodo) sing up a storm, and you could probably feed the 5000 for what the set cost. The 1482 costumes and Howell Brinkley's hair-on-fire lighting effects are to die for. The surface is unforgettable. But the musical, trying its darndest to be the next Les Miz, is all surface as well.

When

Ongoing until Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hours

Sundays, 2pm & 7pm
Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Wednesdays, 7:30pm
Thursdays, 8pm
Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm
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