The Hilton Sisters Hit Chicago! A Very First Look at the Regional Premiere of Revised Side Show

News   The Hilton Sisters Hit Chicago! A Very First Look at the Regional Premiere of Revised Side Show Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre will present the first post-Broadway production of the revised version of Side Show for a run from Sept. 11 to Oct. 18.

Colleen Fee and Britt-Marie Sivertsen will star as Daisy and Violet Hilton, respectively, with Matthew Keffer (Terry Connor), Devin DeSantis (Buddy Foster), Evan Tyrone Martin (Jake), Matthias Austin (Sir), Johnson Brock (The Human Pin Cushion/Ray), Colin Funk (The Dog Boy/Harry Houdini), Veronica Garza (The Fortune Teller), Amanda Hartley (The Bearded Lady/Auntie), Peter Eli Johnson (The Roustabout), Ben Kay (The Geek), Courtney Mack (The Tattoo Girl), Michael Mejia (The Lizard Man), Deanna Meyers (The Half Man-Half Woman), Kristen Noonan (Venus de Milo) and Creg Scliavi (The 3-Legged Man).

Here's a look at the cast:

Porchlight was contacted and invited by the authors to present the first post-Broadway production of their newly revised version of the musical. This presentation will be still further refined through the "intimate vision of the Porchlight lens to create a newly conceived experience in the telling of the lives of these two astonishing women," according to a press statement.

Side Show, according to press notes, "is inspired by the true-life story of the legendary conjoined twin circus, vaudeville and movie stars The Hilton Sisters, Daisy and Violet, and their search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny while under the spotlight of public opinion. Set against the backdrop of 1920s and ‘30s show business, Side Show seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour in a haunting and sympathetic story of extraordinary humanity."

For more information, please visit PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

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