November 30th, 2014

First day of school

Sideshow on Broadway

Last night we saw "Sideshow" on Broadway. A basic overview:

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters) making his Broadway debut, this exciting new staging of SIDE SHOW has “the flash and velocity of a Hollywood motion picture” and “puts gripping emotion in the main tent” (Los Angeles Times).

Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, SIDE SHOW follows their 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.

It was very close to the true story of the sisters and it was very interesting. We ended up sitting in the 5th row (oh yes, the 5th row - totally by accident!) Overall, I think we were too close (I could see too much!) but it was an interesting play.