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'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at La Jolla has identity crisis
'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at La Jolla has identity crisis

The busy afterlife of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Victor Hugo's 1831 doorstop novel about a church bell ringer with severe chiropractic difficulties, continues with a musical adaptation that's notable for being the first stage collaboration between two titans of the American theater, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Menken, who wrote the music for "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Newsies," is best known for his scores for numerous Disney films ("The Little Mermaid," and 'Beauty and the Beast" among them). Schwartz wrote the scores of two shows you might have heard a thing or two about, "Wicked" and...

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