THEATRICAL EVENTS ON BANNERMAN ISLAND
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THEATRICAL EVENTS ON BANNERMAN ISLAND
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.
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!
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.
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
- 1776, featured Broadway veterans, Craig Schulman and Kelly Ellenwood
- The American Soldier featured Douglas Taurel
- Rex Harrison in Hollywood featured Carry Harrison
- Romeo and Juliet
- Macbeth featured Nance Williamson
- An Illiad featured Kurt Rhodes
- Julius Caesar
- Camelot featured Broadway veterans, Craig Schulman and Marni Raab
- Man of La Mancha featured Broadway Veterans, Mark Jacobi
- War of the Worlds
- Whiskey Woman
- Poe’s Last Mystery
Broadway at the Howland Center