‘Hunchback’ event set for Saturday

 Submitted to the Pioneer

BIG RAPIDS — Area residents can get a sneak peek at the story line and a preview of songs from the upcoming STAGE-M production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on Saturday, July 14.

At two different times and locations, STAGE-M will present a preview/discussion of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Events are scheduled for 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids; at at 7 p.m. at The United Church, 120 S. State St., Big Rapids.

There will be clips from three films — the1923 Lon Chaney silent film, the 1939 Charles Laughton film and the 1996 animated film — shown to help discuss the story and the concepts the author, Victor Hugo, wanted to highlight. There also will be a comparison of the various ways the story was presented over the years.

Actors from STAGE-M’s current production will preview some of the songs. Attendees at Saturday’s event will have a chance to purchase discounted tickets to the show at a cost of two for $25. The events on Saturday are free of charge.

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