Fans of Side Show will be thrilled to know that the beloved musical by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger is coming to Manila.
Nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical, the two and a half hour show is set to run from August 31-September 23 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati. It’s based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined English twins who became famous vaudeville and burlesque performers in America. By joining what seems to be their golden ticket to fame, fortune, and romance turns sour as the twins find themselves at the hands of abusive ringmaster Sir and challenged by the hurdles that come with being conjoined.
Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera take center stage as Daisy and Violet respectively. Gab was appeared in several shows such as Rak of Aegis, 3 Stars and a Sun, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Kayla, meanwhile, has appeared in musicals like In The Heights, Aladdin, Carrie, and The Addams Family. She was named winner of the David Foster Star Search in Canada and was runner up of ABS-CBN talent reality show Star Power.
Wency Cornejo of OPM rockband AfterImage plays Sir. This will be his first theater debut with Atlantis. Also included in the cast are Christine Flores as the Bearded Lady, Ring Antonio as the Fortune Teller, Mica Fajardo as the Albino Lady, Alex Reyes as the Tattooed Girl, Jill Pena as Venus de Milo, Chesko Rodriguez as the Three Legged Man, Luis Marcelo as the Geek, Juancho Escoto as the Lizard Man, Vien King as Half-Man Half-Woman, and Tim Pavino as Dog Boy / Houdini.
Side Show is directed by Steven Conde, with choreography by Cecile Martinez, set design by Lawyn Cruz, lighting design by Jonjon Villareal, sound design by Jason Crystal, projection design by GA Fallarme, costume design by Odelon Simpao, hair and make up design by Johann dela Fuente, musical direction by Farley Asuncion, and vocal direction by Manman Angsico.
Side Show is recommended for ages 10 and above. Children under 6 are not permitted in the theater. For tickets, visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.
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