Oaklawn’s 20th Anniversary Spring Spectacular at the Lerner Theatre

For the past 20 years, your support of Oaklawn’s Spring Spectacular has shone a light on mental illness and addiction, breaking down stigma and empowering others to seek help and tell their stories.

We have listened to astronauts, movie stars, authors, athletes, and musicians share their experiences, and in turn, we have learned to better understand ourselves and those around us.

With your support, Oaklawn has been able to expand services, offer new preventative programs, strengthen partnerships and chip away at the stigma that mental illness and addiction often carry.

Thank you for your continued support.

This year, we decided to break with tradition and offer the pure enjoyment that theatre can bring into our lives while also highlighting the local talent of Premier Arts with their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

We hope to see you there!

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical from Disney Theatrical. Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world.

When Quasimodo summons the courage to attend the Feast of Fools, he meets Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy who protects him from an angry mob. At the same time, Quasimodo’s master, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, and the new captain of the guard, Phoebus de Martin, fall in love with the beautiful girl. Adding to Quasimodo’s struggle is his punishment and derision from Frollo, following years of psychological abuse, and the danger posed by the gypsies, who are willing to kill any outsiders who venture into their secret hideout. But before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger? Will she return Quasimodo’s affection? Who is the true monster of Notre Dame?