Full Length Musical, Drama / 14m, 7f
Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, SIDE SHOW follows their heartwarming search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame. This version is the updated book and score from the 2014 revival.
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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.
- Nominee! 2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Musical
Nominee! 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Revival of a Musical
"...the musical burrows deep into your spirit...It's just wonderful..." - The New York Times, Read More
"...one of the most emotionally wrenching and altogether satisfying shows in many a moon." - Cititour, Read More
"Condon's fabulous 'revisal' maximizes the material's strengths and minimizes its weaknesses, serving up mesmerizing entertainment veined throughout with haunting poignancy." - The Hollywood Reporter, Read More
"Side Show now takes its place in the pantheon of great American musicals." - The Wrap, Read More
RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER
SIDE SHOW Live: Q&A With Broadway Records Producer, Van Dean
by Ashley Moniz
March 17, 2015
SIDE SHOW Lyricist Bill Russell on Revivals, Opening Nights and The Best Thai Food in Times Square
by Coutney Kochuba
November 10, 2014
SIDE SHOW Says Goodbye, But At What Cost For Broadway?
by Ben Coleman
January 8, 2015
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: In and around the Midway, Vaudeville, the Follies, on the road and at the Texas Centennial during the height of the Depression in the 1930s. It is possible to do the piece quite simply. For instance, it works well as a staged concert. But it can also be more elaborate.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Contemporary Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Difficult
- Orchestra Size: Large
- Chorus Size: Medium
3 LEGGED MAN
VENUS DE MILO
HUMAN PIN CUSHION
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Music Material Rental Packages
20 Vocal Chorus Books
1 Piano Conductor
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Reed 1 (Flute, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
1 Reed 2 (Oboe, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, English Horn)
1 Violin 1
1 Violin 2
The revival of Side Show premiered on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on November 17, 2014 under the direction of Bill Condon.