Blank Canvas Theatre
Professional Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger
Vocal and Dance Arrangements by David Chase
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler

Show Description:
Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.  With a completely reworked plot and new songs like "VERY WELL CONNECTED", "ALL IN THE MIND", and "THE GREAT WEDDING SHOW", the 2014 revival delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins. With the implementation of the twins' relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery, the new book fleshes out characters and situations that endow the songs with more sophistication and truth.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Patrick Ciamacco
Musical Director: Anthony Trifiletti

Day Ash (Fortune Teller/Ensemble)
Becca Ciamacco (Daisy Hilton)
Joel Fenstermaker (Terry)
Joe Gibson (Lizard Man/Ray/Ensemble)
Stephanie Harden (Violet Hilton)
Katie Jerome Taylor (Half Man/Half Woman/Ensemble)
Ian Jones (Buddy Foster)
Andrew Keller (3-Legged Man/Ensemble)
Daryl Kelley (Jake)
Leah Kraynak (Tattoo Girl/Ensemble)
David Lenahan (Dog Boy/Harry Houdini/Ensemble)
Vince Matia (The Geek/Ensemble)
Julie C. Okuley (Venus de Milo/Ensemble)
John J. Polk (The Sir/Browning/Ensemble)
Jacob Schafer (Human Pin Cushion/Ensemble)
Susan M. Wagner (Bearded Lady/Auntie/Ensemble)
Meredith Aleigha Wells (Bird Girl/Ensemble)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

April 13 - April 28


8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
7pm Sundays

$18 General Admission

(440) 941-0458
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Blank Canvas Theatre
1305 West 80th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 44102

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