Side Show is a musical by Bill Russell book and lyrics and Henry Krieger music based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hiltonconjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the s. Despite receiving some positive reviews, the show closed after 91 performances.
A Broadway revival opened in Novemberand closed after 56 performances. Inferior Divinity - Severe Torture - Slaughtered Boss, the ringmaster of a sideshow, introduces the exhibits: the bearded ladya geekthe Cannibal Joanna - Side Show - Side Showthe seraglio of a Hashemite sheikand, lastly, his star attraction, the Siamese twins "Come Look at the Freaks".
Buddy Foster, an aspiring musician, brings Terry Connor, a talent scout for the Orpheum Circuit, to see the Siamese twins, persuading him to enter the show all the way. Coerced ominously in by the Boss, Buddy thinks he could help them create an act and convinces Terry to meet them.
Terry asks their names and they respond, "I'm Daisy" and "I'm Violet". He then asks them their dreams "Like Everyone Else" ; Violet, the gentler of the two, wants a normal life of a husband Joanna - Side Show - Side Show home; Daisy, on the other hand, seeks fame and fortune. Terry tells them he wants to help their dreams come true "You Deserve a Better Life".
After the Boss rudely refuses Terry's offer to be Joanna - Side Show - Side Show in on the twins' potential vaudeville career "Crazy, Deaf and Tastes Like It Should - A Beautiful Curse - As It Should Be (CD, Album, Album)Terry devises a scheme whereby Buddy will teach the girls a song.
Jake, an African-American who plays the Cannibal King in the sideshow and is the twins' friend and protector, begs them to consider what they're getting into and the whole sideshow family adds its opinion "The Devil You Know". Two weeks later, Terry returns to see the twins perform and Buddy tells him how the personal dynamics with the girls are getting sticky "More Than We Bargained For".
Before their secret late-night performance, the twins confess to each other how infatuated they are with the two men who've come into their lives "Feelings You've Got to Hide". But the Boss discovers the subterfuge and physically threatens the twins when they tell him they're leaving the sideshow.
Jake comes to their rescue and the other attractions threaten to leave Joanna - Side Show - Side Showcausing the Boss to back down. Daisy, Violet and Jake, whom Terry has invited to help backstage on the twins' tour, bid farewell to their sideshow family "Say Goodbye to the Freak Show". It's time for the twins' first public performance, and Terry invites a group of reporters together before the show "Overnight Sensation".
Before their vaudeville debut, the twins argue about their different ways of expressing interest in men "Leave Me Alone". Onstage they sing "We Share Everything" in a production number featuring them as queens of ancient Egypt. After the twins' performing triumph, Terry and Buddy shower them with kisses. Hostile reporters ask tough questions about the Ophelia - Elliott Murphy With The Normandy All Stars Featuring Olivier Durand - Alive In Paris love life "The Interview".
Terry and Buddy deny any romantic inclinations, leaving the twins to wonder if Joanna - Side Show - Side Show will ever find romantic fulfillment "Who Will Love Me as I Am? The second act opens with the Hilton Sisters at the height of their success - a Follies-style production number "Rare Songbirds on Display". Daisy's dream of stardom has come true but Violet seems no closer to her dream of finding a husband. Afterwards, Terry imagines what it would be like to be alone with Daisy "Private Conversation".
But backstage both Daisy and Buddy separately express doubts as to how the arrangement will work. Jake overhears Buddy and, in an effort to save Violet from seemingly imminent heartbreak, confesses that he has loved her for years "You Should Be Loved". The night before Violet and Buddy's wedding as the grand finale of Life Wont Wait - Bev Lee Harling - Impossible Human Texas Centennial, Daisy is feeling left out.
To appease her, Terry suggests going where they could be more-or-less alone together "Tunnel of Love". The big day arrives. Hawkers sell tickets and souvenirs "Beautiful Day for a Wedding". But in the dressing area, complications arise. Jake announces he is leaving. Buddy confesses he's not strong enough to marry Violet. Daisy offers a solution which will ensure a movie contract dependent on the wedding publicity "Marry Me, Terry".
Terry cannot bring himself to publicly acknowledge what he feels for Daisy. She dismisses him and insists that Violet and Buddy go through with the ceremony, which will at least benefit everyone's career.
As the wedding proceeds, they reprise "Come Look at the Freaks" with full understanding and acceptance of who they are and what they are doing. Despite receiving some positive reviews, the show closed on January 3, after 31 previews and Joanna - Side Show - Side Show regular performances. Also featured was J. Robert Spencer. It was nominated for four Tony Awards in Subsequently, 2 extra performances were added to meet the demand.
Kristin Behrendt, who had been a standby for and performed the role of Violet in the original Broadway cast, played the role of Daisy. While many were initially uncomfortable with the idea of disabled actors portraying " side show freaks ", the production was well received and was presented with several awards, including the Denver Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
October 2—5, as part of their Broadway: Three Generations production. The show has a "darker approach" and "incorporates new songs as well as additional biographical details of the Hilton twins' life and historical figures of the era.
Buddy teaches the girls a song called "Typical Girls Next Door". Harry Houdini teaches the girls to tune out all distractions around them in order to get some private time "All in the Mind". The twins' first big performance is a new song, "Ready to Play. This is followed by "Leave Me Alone", moved to Act 2. The production next played at the Kennedy Center in June and July Louis as Jake.
The production began previews on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on October 28,opening officially on November 17, with the same cast. Despite very positive reviews, the revival did not catch on with audiences and closed on January 4, after only seven weeks. The musical made its UK premiere in at the Southwark Playhouse in London for a limited run, running from October 21, to December 3, The first collegiate production of the reworked version of Side Show was produced as an immersive theatrical experience by USC School of Dramatic Arts in October,  and featured real twins.
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Best Original Score. Henry Krieger and Bill Russell. Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Outstanding Director of a Musical. Outstanding Sound Design. Outer Critics Circle Award.