The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Show Dates: July 28 – August 6, 2017
CMT Mainstage is honored to be the first local theater to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated film, the
sweeping story begins at the stately cathedral in 15th century Paris where Quasimodo, the lonely bell-ringer, is held captive in his tower. He’s enchanted by the kind and beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, but he has two rivals for her attention – one of whom is his devious keeper, Frollo, who will stop at nothing to have what he wants. Complete with a powerful Oscar-nominated score, this epic and unforgettable love story redefines what it means to be a hero.
General Ticket On-Sale Date: June 13 at 10 a.m.
Kevin R. Hauge
In his 21st season as Artistic Director at CMT, Kevin has led the nation’s premier theater company for youth in taking on increasingly challenging and professional-quality productions. His innovative approach to productions includes incorporating modern techniques and technology, culminating in recognition of artistic excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts for nine consecutive years. A recipient of the prestigious Lin Wright Special Recognition Award by the American Alliance for Theater and Education, he’s been the guest speaker at the International Association of Theater Educators Conference in Washington D.C., and the Education and Technology conference in New York City. Kevin has collaborated on productions in a variety of venues all over the world. He’s staged ice shows, magic shows, musical revues, industrial shows, corporate parties, television specials and book musicals for a variety of companies, including Tropworld (Atlantic City), Harrah’s (Reno), Six Flags Parks (nationwide), and Royal Viking Cruise Lines (worldwide). Some of the unique productions Kevin has worked on include You’re in the Movies (MGM Grand) in Las Vegas, World of Wonders (Everland) in Seoul, South Korea, and a special Easter Celebration (The White House) in Washington D.C. Kevin has appeared several times as a guest artist with the San Jose Symphony, and has served on the Exhibits Committee at the Tech Museum of Innovation.
Ian Leonard, Director
When he auditioned for Damn Yankees in the summer of CMT’s 28th season, Ian had no idea that he would still be present for its 48th season, nor was he able to envision that this organization would be that place that he would call, most proudly, “Home.” However, now 20 years later, Ian’s connection with Children’s Musical Theater San Jose marks one of the most treasured relationships of his life. He has directed several productions here at CMT, including The Sound of Music, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Evita, Bye Bye Birdie, and Starmites. He’s had the pleasure of collaborating with longtime mentor and CMT Artistic Director, Kevin Hauge, on shows like American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Jekyll & Hyde. As an actor, Ian appeared in the world premiere of Fly by Night (Harold McClam) at TheatreWorks, where he’s also played roles in [title of show], A Christmas Memory, Dessa Rose, and more. He recently played Rev. John Witherspoon in 1776 at American Conservatory Theatre, staged by Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati. In Legally Blonde (Diablo Theatre Company), he played Emmett opposite Broadway’s Bailey Hanks, winner of MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods. Ian also co-founded, and appears regularly in, one of the Bay Area’s busiest (and most polite) cover bands, The Peelers. www.thepeelersband.com
Kelly Connolly, Choreographer
Kelly Connolly is honored to be back choreographing Sweeney Todd & The Hunchback of Notre Dame this upcoming season at CMT after a truly magical experience choreographing Rent & American Idiot .Kelly choreographed and asst. directed America Rocks created with KMCC. Debut performance with Carrie Underwood introducing the Vista fleet wide with Carnival Cruise Lines Nov. 4th 2016 in NYC. Kelly recently filmed the last episode of Scream 2 on MTV. Kelly choreographed & performed as cartoon characters in the DVD Kung Fu Panda 3 Special Edition Dance Party. Kelly was part of the original cast of The Illusionist on Broadway, and was the choreographer of The Illusionists 2.0 at the Sydney Opera House. Kelly is fresh off the set of feature film 68 Kill , and currently can be seen in Theaters in new release of Mr. Right as movement coordinator & actress on the dance floor soon. Other film credits include Ride Along 2 (2016), Disney's Invisible Sister (2016), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), NOLA Circus (2016) where she doubled for the lead actress, Mind Puppets (2016), and Devil's Brake (2016), where she acted, choreographed, and performed stunts. She also plays the role of Vita in soon to be released feature film Aztec Warrior (2016) , and doubles the lead actress in feature film Refugio (2015) . Kelly can also be seen in promos for FX hit series American Horror Story. TV credits on hit shows such as television series The Walking Dead, The Mindy Project, Star Crossed, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band, Malcolm in the Middle, and CSI NY . Appearances in motion pictures including Rock of Ages, The Muppets, Honey 2, A Christmas Carol, Year One . She has performed and choreographed in TV ads for brands including Degree Woman, Nikon, Chrysler and T-Mobile. She can be seen acting and dancing in music videos for One Republic’s Counting Stars, and All the Right Moves . As well as Britney Spears’ (double) for music video Three, and instructional fitness model for Tapout, Hip-Hop Abs, Cybex, and Orbital 360 . Additional credits include performing alongside Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards, Dancing with the Stars, TV Land Awards , and Back-up singer for Patti LaBelle at the World Music Awards. Kelly's extensive background in musical theater include performances in A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Camelot, Beauty and the Beast, Mame, Mass, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed at the Kodak Theater and Hollywood Bowl. With the support of family, friends, and loved one Connolly continues to share her passion for the arts and hopes to work professionally with CMT students in the future!
"We as artists can be anything we dare to be." KC
Mason Kimont, Vocal Director
Mason is a long time bay area resident, having grown up in San Jose and a graduate from San Jose State University. At SJSU, Mr. Kimont was an active member of the Orchestra, Concert Choir, and the Choraliers, and was honored to study conducting with Dr. Charlene Archibeque. Mason began his life at CMTSJ at the age of 16 as a rehearsal accompanist, and after much prodding from friends decided to leap from the pit to the stage. Favorite roles include Nicely Nicely (Guys & Dolls), Rocky (Damn Yankees), and Sir Robin in the 2014 Marquee production of Spamalot. Vocal and Musical Directing collaborations at CMTSJ include The Who’s Tommy, West Side Story, Sideshow, Spamalot, and the non-equity West Coast premieres of Aida and Miss Saigon. Mason has also worked with many local theater companies including TheatreWorks, City Lights, and San Jose Stage.
In the Fall of 1999, Mason was hired at Archbishop Mitty and became the Director of Performing Arts in 2002. Under his leadership, the Department of Performing Arts grew from one Concert Band and one Jazz Band into five different instrumental groups, three choirs, three levels of dance, four drama classes and an AP Music Theory class. For fifteen years, “Mr. K” was proud to oversee what many consider to be the top performing arts department in the Bay, having been recognized both locally and nationally in all disciplines. This past spring Mason was recognized by the National Youth Arts Organization with an Outstanding Direction award for his work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a show that was also recognized with an Outstanding Production award. Previously, Mason also received San Jose Stage Top Honors for Musical Direction in 2013 (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and in 2010 (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Mason’s true pride and joy reside with his beautiful family – wonderful wife, Sharon; thoroughly entertaining ten-year-old Riley; and the little “peanut” of the family, eight-year-old Ainsley, all of whom will be spending their summer at CMTSJ!
Amie Jan, Musical Director
Amie Jan graduated from Rice University with a Computer Science degree, and briefly worked as a software programmer and IT consultant before she decided that she simply needed to have more music in her life! She moved to California, and began her second undergraduate degree at San Jose State University, double majoring in Violin Performance and Music Education, subsequently earning her teaching credential in Music. In her spare time, Amie performed as a freelance violinist/violist all over the Bay Area, which led her to discover another passion: musical theater. Since moving to California in 2003, she has played in over fifty pit orchestras all over the Bay Area, and has musical directed over fifty more — most of them here at CMTSJ. Amie is currently Orchestra Director at Lincoln HS, and is also a certified Suzuki violin instructor with a small private studio of young violinists and violists. Among her exciting gigs as a freelance musician, Amie has performed in concerts with Josh Groban, Kanye West, and Smokey Robinson.
Friday, July 28: 7 p.m.(H)
Saturday, July 29: 2 p.m. (H), 7 p.m. (V)
Sunday, July 30: 1 p.m. (H), 6 p.m. (V)
Thursday, August 3: 7 p.m. (H)
Friday, August 4: 7 p.m. (V)
Saturday, August 5: 2 p.m. (V), 7 p.m. (H)
Sunday, August 6: 1 p.m. (V)
(H) Hugo Cast, (V) Victor Cast
(for field trips and school groups)
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Friday, July 28 • 10 a.m.
Auditions: May 23 & 24 • 4 p.m. • CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFO
Callbacks: May 25 & 30
Cast List Posted: May 31
Family Meeting: June 1
Age of Cast: 14 - 20