Project Description

Book and Lyrics by
BILL RUSSELL

Music by
HENRY KRIEGER

Additional Book Material by Bill Condon

Directed by
Carolyn Latter

Musically Directed by
Trenton Dunstan

Choreographed by
Stewart Matthews

WHAT’S SIDE SHOW ALL ABOUT?

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

With a completely reworked plot and new songs like “Very Well Connected,” “All In The Mind” and “The Great Wedding Show”, the 2014 revival delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins. With the implementation of the twins’ relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery, the new book fleshes out characters and situations that endow the songs with more sophistication and truth.

KEY DATES

CAST LIST

Auditions will be taking place in April and the show will be cast around this time too.

Audition packs will be available close to the audition time. Please check back or sign up for our mailing list to receive notice when it goes live!