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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

Side Show
The musical based on the remarkable, true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends of their time. The very thing that makes them different....makes them extraordinary.

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St. James Theatre
Opening Night - November 17 2014
Final Performance - January 04 2015
Emily Padgett and Erin Davie in <i>Side Show</i>.Emily Padgett and Erin Davie in Side Show. Photo by: Joan Marcus


A new production of the Broadway musical that follows the Hilton twins’ heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. The world of Side Show is set against the backdrop of 1920's and '30s show business that seamlessly blend the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour.


  • The real-life Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969) were conjoined twins born in England who toured extensively in vaudeville in the 1920s and ‘30s.
  • In the original Broadway production, Emily Skinner (Daisy) and Alice Ripley (Violet) were jointly nominated for a Tony Award, one of only five times in Tony history when more than one performer has shared a single nomination.


Side Show was first produced on Broadway in 1997, earning four Tony nominations. This production began at California’s La Jolla Playhouse and moved to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC before coming to Broadway.


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Revised February 24, 2015


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