The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce its upcoming Mainstage production of SIDE SHOW, playing April 22 – May 8.
From the composer of Dreamgirls comes a remarkable, true story of famed entertainers and twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous during the 1930’s. SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women whose bond brings them the spectacle of fame, but denies them true love and acceptance.
As the starring act of a downtrodden touring sideshow on the Orpheum Circuit; they are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune and potential romance proffered by talent scouts Terry and Buddy who ultimately launch The Hilton Sisters into Hollywood stardom. Nominated for 4 TONY Awards (including Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical); SIDE SHOW is a stunning reminder of the importance to accept and celebrate what makes us unique; a story that will undoubtedly touch your heart.
The cast of SIDE SHOW is led by Jack Brewer (Cinderella: MUNY) as Buddy, Andrew Foote (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Mis Tours) as the Boss, Bronson Norris Murphy (Broadway:The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies Tour) as Terry, Rebecca Kuznick (Sistas) as Violet, Emily Kristen Morris (Something Rotten Tour) as Daisy and Miguel Ángel Vásquez (Ragtime, Showboat) in the role of Jake.
Rounding out the cast is Matthew Blum, Brianna Brice, Logan Graye, Matt Henningsen, Keith Mankowski, Jenna Leigh Miller, Taylor Okey, David Neil Ossman, Alexander Rothfield, Emily Royer, Rebecca Skowron and Rosie Staudt.
“We are so excited to get to bring the original 1997 version of this show to our stage this season. says Stephen Ferri Executive Producer of WPPAC. “The show has been a personal favorite of mine for years and we look forward to giving the Side Show fans another chance to see this rarely done show while exposing a new generation of audiences to this beautiful show.”
“25 years later, SIDE SHOW resonates today more than ever. The show is a call for authentic universal empathy in order to advance our understanding of the human experience. We will only make meaningful change and progress once we remediate marginalization in all its forms in our society. In order to do that, SIDE SHOW asks us to find and see the other in each other.” Says Director Frank Portanova.
SIDE SHOW is Directed by Frank Portanova with Music Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Antoinette DiPietropolo. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Daisy Long, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by Suzi Bonnot. Music by Henry Krieger, Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell.
SIDE SHOW will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, April 22 8pm; Saturday, April 23 8pm; Sunday, April 24 2pm; Thursday, April 28 2pm; Friday, April 29 8pm; Saturday, April 30 8pm; Sunday, May 1 2pm; Thursday, May 5 2pm; Friday, May 6 8pm; Saturday, May 7 8pm; and Sunday, May 8 2pm.