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Side Show - The Musical


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Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger


April 20 - May 5 at the Stirling Community Theatre
Book tickets at www.hillsmusical.org.au/tickets/

The South Australian premiere of this live theatrical musical arrives in Adelaide, hot on the heels of the hugely popular film 'The Greatest Showman', telling the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton as the starring act of a sideshow in the era of PT Barnum and the popularity of ‘freak shows’.

‘Side Show’ is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As the starring act of a sideshow, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, Violet and Daisy Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding musician. As stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfilment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?” Nearly entirely sung-through, ‘Side Show’ features soulful music, stunningly beautiful lyrics, and powerhouse show-stoppers, particularly the famous duets “Who Will Love Me as I Am” and “I Will Never Leave You.” – all from the writers of the smash hit ‘Dreamgirls’. A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, ‘Side Show’ is a true story that will touch audience’s hearts.

Director: Amanda Rowe
Choreographer: Kerry-Lynne Hauber
Musical Director: Mark DeLaine
Production Manager/ Assistant Director: Ray Cullen

Violet - Bec Raymond
Daisy - Fiona DeLaine
Jake - Omkar Nagesh
Terry - Paul Rodda
Buddy - Jared Frost
Sir - Scott Nell
Venus Di Milo - Alana Shepherdson
Half Man/ Half Woman - Shelley Crooks
Tatoo Girl - Ashlyn Wright
Fortune Teller - Elle Nichelle
Bearded Lady/ Auntie - Wendy Rayner
Cossack - Cassi Roberts
Oo La La Girl - Holly Fennell
Oo La La Girl - Emily Glew
Oo La La Girl - Hannah Dandie
Oo La La Girl - Mackenzie Price
3 Legged Man - Blake Ascione
The Geek - Jonathan Ogilvie
Lizard Man - Jared Gerschwitz
Roustabout - Nic Equid
Dog Boy - Scott Whellum
Houdini/ Ray - Ray Cullen
Human Pin Cushion - Simon Barnett

The Hills Musical Company is an amateur community theatre group based in Stirling, SA. More info can be found at www.hillsmusical.org.au