‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ acted out in Sparks casino
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind theatrical musical experience with Vox Lumiere’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks
Vox Lumiere is a unique live performance that combines theater, original music and silent film to create a completely new entertainment experience. In this case, live musicians, singers, dancers and state-of-the-art multimedia are weaved together with the classic silent film Hunchback of Notre Dame starring Lon Cheney in a thrilling retelling of a timeless movie masterpiece. The 1923 version of the work is one of the first film adaptations of Victor Hugo’s novel about hunchback Quasimodo’s love for Esmeralda. The sheer spectacle of production and Cheney’s poignant, star-making performance are unforgettable. For the filming Chaney wore a hump and harness weighing 60 pounds, twisting his torso to feel the pain of Quasimodo while delivering a performance that earned him worldwide fame.
Often compared to a Rocky Horror-style, rock opera-type concert, Vox Lumiere has performed in the United States and Europe, receiving awards and excellent critical and audience reviews. The group was also honored by the Cinematheque Francaise with a special performance in Paris. Vox Lumiere “translates” internationally because the music is universal, and the films are easily recreated in any language.
Showtime for both nights is 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.
On the following weekend, Oct. 19-20, Joe Piscopo creates a singing tribute to Frank Sinatra.
“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed Oct. 24-28.