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July 19 - August 04, 2013
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger
Vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip from birth whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. As they struggle to stop defining themselves by their physical limitations, the people around them are fascinated, fearful, compelled and distanced by their talents, their charm and their abnormality. Our diverse cast of teens and young adults, simply due to their ages, deal daily with this show’s themes of self -image, social acceptance and personal fulfillment. As a result, Near West Theatre’s production of Side Show promises to explode with vitality and immediacy. Step right up and get your tickets early! The Side Show is about to begin.
Summer Youth Theatre Production, ages 16 - 25
SIDE SHOW is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French. All authorized performance
materials are also supplied by Samuel French. 422 S. White Oak Road, Normal, IL 61761
Donations of all sizes create artistic opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults each year.
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