Fighting Chance Productions’ newest show (our 28th) opening on 17 January is SIDESHOW,
a rarely performed musical about real time conjoined twins and performers Violet and Daisy Hilton. The Hilton sisters were born in 1908 and rose to fame as vaudeville and circus sideshow performers in the 1930s and made their movie debut playing themselves in the 1932 horror movie “Freaks“. Eventually, when sideshows fell out of popularity with the public, they became produce clerks at in North Carolina where they died in 1969. Sideshow tells the story of their lives and desires for fame and love.
The musical Sideshow (book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger) ran on Broadway in 1997 and was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including for best musical.
The FCP production of Sideshow will be presented “in concert” – our first production of that kind and will be at the Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street), our first time performing in this space. The large cast includes many FCP first-timers, as well as several alumni: DEVON BUSSWOOD, CAITLIN CLUGSTON, AMBER CROUCH, JENNIFER DOAN, KATE HOLLEY, MARENA HUNTER, KENZIE PETERS, SARAH SMITH, ERIC BISKUPSI, ALEX NICOLL, ANDREW WADE, MICHELLE BAYNTON, DOMENIC CHAN, MATTEW FEDORWICZ,
KAYLA HEYBLOM, DAMON JANG, SARAH JAYSMITH, YUKARI KOMATSU, RILEY LANGFORD, GREGORY LIOW, LAURA LUONGO, MURRY PETERS, TOM PETERS, LOUISA PHUNG, NICK ROSE.
Sideshow is running for 4 performances only from 17-19 January 2013 at 8pm, with one matinee at 3pm on the 19th. Tickets are $20 + service charges available now through Tickets Tonight.