Step Inside the Studio of The Hunchback of Notre Dame Cast Recording

Last spring, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz re-teamed to bring a theatrical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to life (a previous version had toured Europe), and the show premiered at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse. Now, fans can experience the music for themselves with The Hunchback of Notre Dame Studio Cast Recording available on January 22. Watch this behind-the-scenes look from Playbill.com with highlights from the recording process:



From just a short clip, it’s already evident that the full album is going to sound absolutely gorgeous. The recording features performers from the original productions, including Michael Arden as Quasimodo, Patrick Page as Dom Claude Frollo, Ciara Renée as Esmeralda, Andrew Samonsky as Captain Phoebus de Martin, and Erik Liberman as Clopin Trouillefou. If you need any more convincing of the album’s greatness, just watch this video of Michael Arden performing “Out There.”


The musical was billed as a “dramatic retelling of the famous love story on a grand scale, with a lush, emotionally rich score,” and features some songs from the film, plus some new ones just for the show. Composer Alan Menken posted a picture to his Instagram during the recording days, and it looked like a lot of fun!



Fans who pre-order the album receive instant downloads of “The Bells of Notre Dame,” “Out There,” “Topsy Turvy, Pt. 1,” and “Top of the World.”


We have the full tracklist here:
“The Bells of Notre Dame”
“Out There”
“Topsy Turvy, Pt. 1”
“Rest and Recreation”
“Rhythm of the Tambourine”
“Topsy Turvy, Pt. 2”
“Intro Notre Dame”
“God Help the Outcasts”
“Top of the World”
“Tavern Song (Thai Mol Piyas)”
“Heaven’s Light”
“Flight Into Egypt”
“The Court of Miracles”
“In a Place of Miracles”
“Justice In Paris”
“While the City Slumbered”
“Made of Stone”

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