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A heartwarming plot, exhilarating dance sequences and marvelous theatrics mark the revival of the original Broadway production Side Show this season. The show is directed by the Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Bill Condon, while the book and the lyrics are by the famous lyricist Bill Russell. After fifteen years of its original production, the show is set to hit many venues this season. Buy Side Show tickets and witness a spectacular show.
Premiering on Broadway in 1997, the show was staged at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The show gathers chronicles from the lives of two conjoined twin sisters, Daisy and Violet Hilton, and weaves them in a compelling storyline. These sisters became popular during the great depression of 1930s and mainly were associated with the sideshow of the circus. Amazing choreography and enticing score set the mood of the show and bring life in ingeniously written script. Side Show 1997 was nominated for four Tony Awards and one Drama Desk Award in 1998. Actresses Emily Skinner and Alice Reply were co-nominated for a Tony Award for the first and only time.
Bill Russell wonderfully draws connection between the real life events and stage dimensions in a lyrical flow. These connections are vivid and delicate. His penned numbers depict the emotions of the characters in a perfect way. Apart from Side Show, other revealing works by Russell include Pageant, Up in the Air, lucky Duck and The Last Smoke In America.
The original 1997 Side Show was directed by Robert Longbottom. This time the Oscar-winning Bill Condon revived the show with his unmatched talent and artistic vision. Condon has proved his talent by producing masterpieces such as Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Dreamgirls and Kinsey. Dreamgirls and Chicago have been among his most commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies of all-time. His most recent successful endeavors were the last two sequels of The Twilight Saga. Condon’s artistry has earned him numerous accolades including Academy and Golden Globe Awards.
The alluring score of the musical is given by the Grammy-winning composer Henry Krieger. He is highly revered for his successful projects such as Dreamgirls and Up in the Air. His contribution to many Broadway productions as a composer has won him numerous awards and recognition. Krieger was also nominated for a Tony Award for the original 1997 production of the Side Show. This time he has joined hands with the director Bill Condon for the renewal of the show.
The breathtaking dance sequences by the well-known choreographer Anthony Van Laast complete the show and turn it into an absolute sensory pleasure. Laast has been nominated for a Tony and Olivier Award for his remarkable works. Among his most prominent commercial ventures, Bombay Dreams, Sister Act, and Mamma Mia! are worth mentioning. Together with Russell, Krieger and Condon, Laast has created a masterpiece that is set to take the audiences by storm this season.
The Side Show borrows its basis from the lives of two popular sisters who were part of the “Freak show” culture during the 1930s. These elements are combined with the heart-touching storyline and theatrical elements to produce an engaging show. The show also sheds the light on some myths of the ‘sideshow’ culture associated with the circuses or other festivals. It also explains the emotional shifts of two sisters. In short, the show is a rollercoaster of dance, music, emotions and drama.
This revival will be staged at major venues of the country including the La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Keeping in mind the past success record of the musical, the current production looks forward to touch new heights of success. Don’t miss the chance of seeing this remarkable renewal of the original 1997 production that will shortly hit your city. Don’t delay any further and grab your Side Show tickets now.