There's an unexpected quality to live musical theater—a lead actor might sing in your aisle or an usher could turn out to be Usher. See what happens with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to see Side Show (up to a $34 value)
- When: select dates, October 25–November 10
- Where: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 20 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- [Click here to view the list of available performances]().
Violet and Daisy Hilton were conjoined twins who became stars during the Great Depression. Their individual drives toward fame and normality brought them from England to the United States, leaving the world of sideshows behind to try their luck on the vaudeville circuit. And the nation took notice, eventually making the twins Hollywood stars. But the very thing that brought them fame also steeped their lives in loneliness. Based on the true story of the Hilton sisters, Side Show follows the twins through the ups and downs of their careers and love lives, capturing both a remarkable period of national history and an emotional story of love, loss, and family. The sweeping score earned Side Show one of its four Tony Award nominations, and punctuates the onstage drama with gems such as "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" and "I Will Never Leave You."
The Umbrella began as a high school. Built in 1929, the town's first steel-beamed building was filled with bright young minds for more than half a century. But when the school outgrew its building, it moved, and set the stage for for the structure's second life. The Umbrella's group of founding volunteers created a community-arts center that saved the building from demolition while also sticking to its original spirit, ensuring it be used for education. Today, owned by the town and managed by The Umbrella, the center hosts studio space for more than 50 artists, workshops and classes for kids and grown-ups, a performance space for arts events of all disciplines.