Side Show Summary

  • Side Show is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 28, 2014
  • Opens November 17, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 4, 2015

Side Show is a musical based on the real story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as well as the rest of their freak show ensemble.

Side Show on Broadway Background

The show originally premiered on Broadway in 1997, when it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical; this is its first revival. The book and lyrics are by Bill Russell (Elegies for Angels), and the music is by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls). This production is directed by Bill Condon, and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton are played by Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages, Grease) and Erin Davie (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Little Night Music). The show is vastly entertaining with its array of side show characters, including not only the conjoined twins, but also a bearded lady, a geek, a Cannibal king, a reptile man, and a fortune teller.

What’s Side Show Like?

Side Show is a trip through 1920s to 1930s show business, showing the worlds of carnival as well as Hollywood. The show has dark undertones but a comic outer layer, promising a surefire fun time. When the twins find success, it turns out it was not exactly what they had been dreaming about their whole lives, and we see that you must be careful what you wish for

Is Side Show Good for Kids?

This show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 10 due to the nature of the show involving conjoined twins. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,710
Entrance: 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Violet
Erin Davie
Daisy
Emily Padgett

Producers

Catherine Adler

Darren Bagert

Fred Adler

Jayne Baron Sherman

Jhett Tolentino

Jim Kierstead

Joan Raffe

Jujamcyn Theaters

Kevin Niu

Martin Massman

Matthew Masten

Seaview Productions

Shadowcatcher Entertainment

John F Kennefy Center for the Performing Arts (Associate Producer)

La Jolla Playhouse (Associate Producer)

Production Credits

Director + Additional Material
Bill Condon
Choreographer
Anthony Van Laast
Set Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer
Peggy Eisenhauer + Jules Fisher
Illusions
Paul Kieve
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Musical Direction + Arrangements
Sam Davis
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Music
Henry Kreiger
Book + Lyrics
Bill Russel

Creative Team

General Manager
Foresight Theatrical LLC
Casting Director
Laura Stanczyk Casting
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
O&M Co
Associate Publicist
Michael Strassheim at Disney Theatrical Productions