Terre Haute North 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' production to honor Jan Zwerner

Apr. 24—Terre Haute North's Musical Theatre Department will honor the late Jan Zwerner by dedicating this week's performance of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in her honor.

"Zwerner was an avid supporter of the Terre Haute North choir and musical theatre programs," said Michelle Azar, Terre Haute North choir and musical theatre director.

"She brought so much joy to the students and loved talking about the upcoming musicals and what was next."

This is Azar's 17th musical at Terre Haute North and 15th year at the school, after having been a student, graduating from North in 1995.

"There was no question this musical should be dedicated to Jan. She didn't just love to watch musicals; she embraced the students," Azar said.

"She would come multiple nights because she enjoyed them so much, but most importantly, it was her love for the students that was most notable.

"We miss Jan and hope those who love her will enjoy this year's musical a little more than usual in her honor."

This year's musical includes a first-time ever alumni choir representing various classes from over the years. These are past students Zwerner spent much time with over their four years at North.

The Zwerner family is working with Azar to create a Jan Zwerner Scholarship fund in her honor. The scholarship will be awarded to an office worker, musical theatre student, or choir member with more details coming soon.

Showtimes for the Hunchback of Notre Dame musical are 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Terre Haute North Auditorium.

General admission is $15 with additional ticket options available. Call 812-462-4312 for more information.