FRIDAY 10/11-SUNDAY 10/27. The Weekend Theater. $18-$22.
The world of vaudeville comes to The Weekend Theater with its production of “Side Show,” a 1994 Broadway musical about a pair of conjoined twins who dream of a life beyond the “freak show.”
Based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, who became famous performers in the 1930s, “Side Show” follows the twins in their journey from England to America as they each fall in love, find stardom, and navigate their relationship with one another. The musical is almost entirely sung through and features intense musical numbers — including many where Daisy and Violet are literally joined at the hip — and concludes with the best love song in the show: a duet between the two sisters about their devotion to each other. “Side Show” opens Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $22 for general admission and $18 for students, seniors and military, and they’re available at centralarkansastickets.com.