The Hunchback of Notre Dame
March 31, April 8, 2018 - Sunnyvale Theater
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, two extraordinary performances, at Sunnyvale Theater, Sunnyvale, CA, March 31, 7:00 p.m. and April 8, 2:00 p.m.
Story based on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Notre Dame de Paris, directed by Bay Area based French-Vietnamese artist, Hao Bach-Thai Lueckhoff. This special local event combines dance, acting and singing, with artistic lighting and costumes to marvel children and adults alike. All the performers are local children, age 10 to 17, students of the weekly Movement Based Acting classes offered through the Community Services Division of the City of Sunnyvale and trained by Hao Bach-Thai Lueckhoff.
3 things to know about HaoExpression's The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
1. The performance is in English. The script was written straight from Victor Hugo's chef d’oeuvre. The play is full of touching quotes from the French author.
2. It is a multidisciplinary performance, a combination of three performing art disciplines: dance, musical and theater.
3. The making of the play is "process based". Simple scores are given but leave ample room for self expression and creativity. Performers are featured according to their specific skills, either in acting, singing, dancing, or a combination of severals.
SUNNYVALE THEATER, 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Saturday March 31, 2018 - 7 PM
Sunday April 8, 2018 - 2 PM
General Admission: $20
18 yo and under: $15
Group 10+: $12
At the door $25
Testimonials from previous shows:
"It was a beautiful show! It Moved me to tears." IC
"Your show today was beautiful! Subtle and poetic. Nice combination of acting, dancing and singing. Beautiful use of lights and music. And the kids did a really great job!" SSN
"My congratulations for this performance which was particularly successful on all fronts! The quality of the staging, the lights, the intimate setting, the pleasure of the children who perform [...] ... it was really very very beautiful! A very big thank you for this great moment of poetry!"
"What a wonderful art celebration your performance was yesterday! I loved the creativity of intertwining the classical stories and text and it was done so cleverly. [...]And the kids were such amazing actors - all with no exception! Then the choice of the music and the interplay with the dance, costumes, and lighting - it felt like a piece of art come to life. It was a jewel." -GH