A stage adaptation of Disney's classic 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame is set to debut in the U.S. in October (14).

The Oscar-nominated film, based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, has been turned into a musical which is slated to open at the La Jolla Playhouse in California on 26 October (14) for a limited two-week run.

The musical, which features songs from Disney composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, debuted in Germany in 1999 but has been re-written by Peter Parnell.

Broadway regular Michael Arden has been cast as the titular character, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Green Goblin, Patrick Page, will play another villain as Judge Claude Frollo.

Next year (15), Hunchback is slated to move to New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, the same theatre where Disney bosses launched Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, before it transferred to Broadway.