Back to the top

Theatrical Events

THEATRICAL EVENTS ON BANNERMAN ISLAND

Image by Laurie Clark

THEATRICAL EVENTS ON BANNERMAN ISLAND

To Purchase Tour Tickets and General Tour Questions please call (845) 203-1316 or book online!

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Runtime: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission
May 29, 30, 31, 2020
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. and The Putnam Chorale is proud to announce the staging of
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

From the Oscar-winning composer team Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) & Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s (author of Les Miserables) epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME  Directed by Neil Jacob Caplan, assisted by Kelly Ellenwood. Musical Co-Direction by Douglas Anderson (Putnam Chorale) and Dan Walker. Production Design by Neil Caplan.

The cast is led by Broadway veteran Craig Schulman (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, 1776), as the tortured Dom Claude Frollo. Jack Cappadona is the big-hearted bell ringer Quasimodo, Olivia Clavel-Davis portrays the ravishing and resilient Esmeralda, Leo Grinberg is the overconfident yet principled Captain Phoebus de Martin, and Graeme McEneany performs as Clopin Trouillefou, King of the Gypsies. Also cast as a congregation of tour-de-force storytellers that narrates THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME are Michael Bonanno (Lieutenant Frederic Charlus); Kelly Ellenwood; Juliana Giannasca; Goldee Greene; Brandon Mancuso (Jehan Frollo); Glen Macken (St. Aphrodisius); James Gerard Russo; and Anna Nicole Ventor (Florika).

Schulman, Grinberg and Ellenwood appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME IS PRESENTED IN CONCERT OFF BANNERMAN ISLAND
The First United Methodist Church, 81 Main Street, Brewster NY.  April 26, 2020
St Luke Episcopal Church, 850 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY.  May 2, 2020

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
July 25 & 26, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL returns to Bannerman Island for its sixth season on Bannerman Island with outstanding performances at the Helen Bannerman Garden Theatre. Scandal abounds in Shakespeare’s hilarious, biting comedy about lies, courtship, and the chaos created in pursuit of true love. The famous bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, trade barbs while matching wits (and hearts) in this celebrated romantic romp.

Past Events

DRACULA
September 20, 21, & 29, 2019
September 28th – SOLD OUT


Bannerman Castle Trust presents Theatre on the Road in Dracula by Crane Johnson.
THEATRE ON THE ROAD presents DRACULA
by Crane Johnson

Everyone is familiar with the dark tale of Dr. Seward, his fiancée, Lucy, and their mysterious neighbor, Count Dracula, but here the events take on intensified effect through the heightened action and simplified staging of this fast-moving new version. This is the first play performed at night on Bannerman Island.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE – Held over by popular demand!
August 3rd


These sisters really have a secret!
The comic mayhem of Arsenic and Old Lace, Joseph Kesseling’s most famous play, has made it a true classic. Much like Abby and Martha’s secret “arsenic” recipe, the combination of screwball comedy and gothic chills is a potent mix, sure to send a few delicious shivers up your spine – but don’t worry, we promise you won’t die laughing.

JULIUS CAESAR
July 13 & 14

Bannerman Castle Trust presents Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome — but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. Plots are hatched and factions emerge, and in the end, 23 daggers and the fall of a few guilty players lead The People to violent justice. The immersive, 90-minute production, will help bring this anachronistic tale of betrayal to life.

Bannerman Castle Trust Sponsors

Past Performances

The Bannerman Castle Trust 
  • 1776, featured Broadway veterans, Craig Schulman and Kelly Ellenwood
  • The American Soldier featured Douglas Taurel
  • Rex Harrison in Hollywood featured Carry Harrison
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
  •  Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth featured Nance Williamson
  • An Illiad featured Kurt Rhodes
  • Julius Caesar
Just Off Broadway
  •  Camelot featured Broadway veterans, Craig Schulman and Marni Raab
  • Man of La Mancha featured Broadway Veterans, Mark Jacobi
  • Brigadoon
  • Godspell
Theatre on the Road
  • Dracula
  • War of the Worlds
  • Whiskey Woman
  • Poe’s Last Mystery

1776

An Illiad

Showboat

American Soldier

Whiskey Woman

Macbeth

Broadway at the Howland Center

Illuminations

Godspell

Copyright Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Design by GoDo.io