Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 - Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc

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United by Life,
Divided by Dreams

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present SIDE SHOW -The Musical running for a strictly limited season of 6 performances from the 9th to 17th November 2018.
In the footsteps of Frozen and WickedSIDE SHOW - The Musical explores a very special connection between two sisters, their desire for acceptance, their search for true love and their desperate yearning for freedom. Being joined at the hip, their devotion to each other knows no bounds and their journey will touch you in unexpected ways through unforgettable musical numbers.
The musical is based on the real life and spectacularly talented and charming conjoined sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton who became stars and found fame during the Depression of the 1920’s. From the grim world of the circus freak show and an abusive upbringing, they went on to become the highest-paid stars of vaudeville in the 1930s.
SIDE SHOW - The Musical delves into the backstory of the twins including their relationship with Harry Houdini and follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 film ‘Freaks’ that was banned for 30 years. The film has since become a cult classic being referenced many times in contemporary pop culture, including on South ParkThe Wolf of Wall StreetOrange is the New Black and most recently in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Director of the production Nicholas Kong said “Audiences will be moved by the performances of the cast as they tell the story from an era gone by with heart felt sophistication and truth.
This production will draw inspiration from the 2017 musical biopic The Greatest Showman, where human physical difference was both harnessed and celebrated.
For over 60 years Williamstown Musical Theatre Company has been perfecting its craft and providing high quality entertainment for Melbourne’s theatre going audiences. Known as one of the leaders in Victorian Community theatre, the company has again produced a theatrical feast with SIDE SHOW.
SIDE SHOW - The Musical opens for a limited season on Friday 9th November and plays until Saturday 17th November at the Centenary Theatre (71 Railway Place, Williamstown VIC 3016).
Tickets are available online by visiting Williamstown Musical Theatre Company's website www.wmtc.org.au or by calling 1300 881 545.

 

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