Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Can't get enough of Disney's "Frozen" movie? Here is Broadway's answer

Two sisters. Misfits. But in the end, a modern-day Cinderella-like take of embracing who you really are. We’re not talking about “Frozen”, but instead, the return of “Side Show” on Broadway.

Based on the lives of 1930s celebrities Daisy and Violet Hilton, “Side Show” ran less than four months in its 1997 Broadway premiere. Since then, it has amassed a cult following among theater fans who consider the musical an underrated great. Directed this time by Bill Condon, “Side Show” now hits Broadway with a significantly retooled version that features new songs, a rewritten book, a Hollywood vibe and laser focus on the sisters’ characters.

Unlike the 1997 version, the new “Side Show” creates a vivid story, with Hollywood makeup artists Dave and Lou Elsey designing the looks for Reptile Man, Dog-Faced Boy and all the other unusual inhabitants making appearances.

But at the end of the day, the production is a story about outcasts looking for a place in the world. It’s what earned the musical its following, and it’s what will make it a surprise hit on Broadway.
Shackman Associates New York provides corporate meeting, association convention and destination incentive groups with unique Broadway experiences that regularly include backstage tours and interactions with key performers.


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