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appleton north high school presents the hunchback of notre dame

Appleton north high school presents the hunchback of notre dame



Based on the Victor Hugo Novel with Songs from the Disney Film (appropriate for children ages 10 and up)

  • March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:00 PM
  • March 11, 12, 18, 19 at 12:30 PM
  • BOX OFFICE open to the public: February 6th - March 16th at 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays
  • TICKETS go on sale ONLINE on February 6th

Appleton North High School is thrilled to present the Wisconsin Non-Professional Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film, it is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story.


PARENT MEETING - Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  All parents are invited to learn more about the musical!

DRAMA DAY - theatre workshops for kids

Learn to be an Actor!

Experienced North theatre students will use fun drama games and activities to teach kids how actors prepare for the parts they play.  Among the areas to be covered are: 

  • Body Awareness
  • Creating Characters
  • Finding Your Hidden Voices
  • ActorSpeak (how to talk like an actor)
  • Moving Like Magic

Totally Techie

Through a hands-on approach, learn about what happens backstage in the theatre.  Discover interesting techniques: 

  • Now You See It, Now You Don’t (lighting)
  • Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day - On Stage It Took Two (scene design)
  • Painting the Play
  • What To Wear? (costume and make-up)
  • Sound Secrets

The Play's the Thing

Participants will incorporate what they have learned by preparing a short play to perform at the end of Drama Day for family and friends on the North High School Stage!  Please plan on joining us at the end of the day!

Improvedy 2016-17

Improvedy 2016-17


  • Date:  Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Time:  7:30 PM
  • Price:  $5 general admission
  • Location:  Appleton North High School Commons, 5000 N Ballard RD Appleton
  • Concessions Available!

Improvedy presents hilarious games and sketches based on audience suggestions, performed in the style of the hit television showWhose Line Is It Anyway?   This popular performance group began in 2000 and is comprised of students ranging from freshmen to seniors.  They are the only high school improv comedy troupe in Appleton. .

Improvedy is available to perform for your party or lead an improv workshop at your business or club meeting.  For more information or to book a performance contact Ron Parker at








  • April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM
  • April 29, 30 at 12:30 PM
  • Appleton North High School Auditorium, 5000 N Ballard RD Appleton

The Afghanistan/Wisconsin Verbatim Theatre Project is a new play about the experiences of Wisconsin veterans of the Afghanistan conflict, taken directly from personal interviews with veterans collected over the summer of 2015. With the mission of fostering better understanding between vets and non-vets, the A/W Project takes audiences inside the reality of training, deployment, and re-entry into the civilian world.


Behind the scenes of The little Mermaid

POST-CRESCENT: North Theatre fueled by teamwork, dedication

"The thing I appreciate so much about him (Parker) is that he encourages these kids to be their best selves, probably even pushes them to achieve more than he ever thought they could, and he does it without this competitiveness," Biskupic said. "He encourages them to be kind."


Contact Information

  • Ron Parker, director


  • ANHS Theatre Department, 5000 Ballard RD, Appleton, WI 54913 

  • 920-832-4300 (school main office)

  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994


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