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Our 2004-2005 Season: Mainstage

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Side Show

Book by Bill Russell, Music by Henry Krieger, Lyrics by Bill Russell

Dramatically based upon real-life vaudeville entertainers and conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, this musical tale follows these unique sisters from their humble beginnings among the "freaks" of the sideshow, to their rise of fame in the Vaudeville circuit and eventually, Hollywood. Along the way they face challenges of love, identity, acceptance, privacy, discrimination, isolation, and persecution. This captivating story explores the differences that join us all together and tear us apart. Nominated for four 1998 Tony® Awards, the show stirs instinctive fears in all of us, and asks the question, "Who will love me as I am?"

Opening Night: Saturday, November 13, 2004 - Closing Night: Saturday, December 4, 2004


Dolly DimplesStephanie Abramovitz
Harem GirlLisa Bogert
FakirBilly Brisley
Harem GirlJade Cintron
Reptile ManBrian Cluney
BuddyDustin Elsea
JakeJeff Foote
Fortune TellerLauren M. Grof-Tisza
6th ExhibitPearl Hart
RoustaboutOmar Kozarsky
SheikJames Lopez
VioletMeghan Luckey
BossTom Morrissey
Harem GirlKristen Rago
Bearded LadyBarry Raphael
RoustaboutLawrence Sanders
TerryStuart Scheer
GeekBarry Schneider
Roustabout / Mr. BrowningTom Schopper
DaisySharon Singleton
Harem GirlAleksandra Slaski
Snake LadyKathy Smizer
RoustaboutVitaliy Volpert

Production Staff

DirectorJonathan Wentz
Musical DirectorEric K. Johnston
ProducerLillian Miller
Mary Rode
ChoreographerBilly Brisley
Stage ManagerMia Iacovelli
Rehearsal Stage ManagerAnn Marie Hattersley
Set DesignBill Purdy
Jonathan Wentz
Set Construction-CrewRoger Clark
Mike Consalazio
Lauren M. Grof-Tisza
Howard Henn
Todd Mills
Tom Schopper
Kathy Smizer
Kathy Sommers
Elissa Strell Kachtan
George Walter
Micah Weiss
Jonathan Wentz
Steve Zevas
Set DecorJonathan Wentz
Painting CrewGeraldine Baillod
Billy Brisley
Dustin Elsea
Erin Gilgur
Lauren M. Grof-Tisza
Janet Lazar
Meghan Luckey
Dan Metz
Claudia Metz
Jay Mills
Carol Offermann
Bill Purdy
Alice Regan Moynahan
Roseann Ruggiero
Barry Schneider
Kathy Smizer
Elissa Strell Kachtan
Micah Weiss
Janine Wentz
Stacey Wilbur
Lighting DesignNicholas Marmo
Lighting Board OperationBill Purdy
Lighting-CrewSteve Gilgur
Erin Gilgur
Pete Talarico, Jr
Stacey Wilbur
Spotlight OperatorBrian Marshall
Bill Purdy
Sound DesignJeff Knapp
Sound OperationBrian Marshall
PropsGeraldine Baillod
Janine Wentz
CostumesLillian Miller
Mary Rode
Costumes-CrewGeraldine Baillod
Bridget Burke Weiss
Nancy Correa
Lauren M. Grof-Tisza
John Haldoupis
Kim Roberston Lampe
Janet Lazar
Joan Ludwig
Barbara Mills
Marie Reenstra
Nancy Roberto
Roseann Ruggiero
Janice Schopper
Robin Totillo
Jonathan Wentz
Janine Wentz
Make-Up / HairJoan Agosta
Make-Up / Hair CrewCheryl Marocco Bookstaver
Dance CaptainKristen Rago
Assistant to ProducerErin Gilgur
PhotographyJoe Gigli
Tom Schopper
Program LayoutW Design, LLC
Program EditorD'Angelique Dopson
PublicityJanice Schopper