Side Show the Musical at Butte College

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Name: Side Show the Musical at Butte College
Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   SIDE SHOW, the Big Hearted Broadway Musical performs at Butte College, October 26 ? November 4, 2018   Oroville, California ? October 2, 2018. What happens when conjoined twins consider leaving their Side Show of circus ?Freaks? to take their one chance at the big time and on love? Based on the true story of conjoined (?Siamese?) twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who became stars during the Depression, SIDE SHOW is a heartwarming musical about two women who are joined at the hip and how their literal bondage brings them fame, but will they find love? Featuring such beautiful songs as ?I Will Never Leave You?, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie FREAKS. The ensemble of ?Freaks? includes characters like the 3 Legged Man, Dog Boy, Lizard Man, the Bearded Lady, as well as Harry Houdini.   SIDE SHOW opens Friday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, with performances continuing Saturday, October 27h at 7:30 pm, Sunday, October 28th at 2 pm, Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm, and closing on Sunday, November 4th at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for seniors/students, plus EventBrite fees. Tickets are available at the door or via: http://www.ButteDrama.com. For more information, call 530-895-2994 or email Jesse Merz, director, at merzje@butte.edu. Performances take place at the Butte College Black Box Theatre, Main Campus, ARTS Building, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965. SIDE SHOW is a little eerie and spooky and is recommended for ages 11 and up. SIDE SHOW features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger with additional book material by Bill Condon. Butte College?s production features a set designed by Robert Pickering, lighting designed by Michael Johnson, costumes by Lynne Schuepbach, sound designed by Davin Schreindl, the stage manager is Ray Walters, choreography by Melinda Buzan, musical direction by Christine Buckstead, and is directed by Butte?s Theatre Arts Instructor, Jesse Merz. BUTTE COLLEGE?S CAST: VIOLET HILTON Sami Birtola DAISY HILTON Kaila Davidson TERRY CONNOR Matthew Stone BUDDY FOSTER Alexander Limper JAKE David Loperena SIR Jarrod Jackson SIR?s LAWYER Joshua Skaug 3-LEGGED MAN Spencer Carlile GEEK Joaquin Toledo FORTUNE TELLER Hana Kipnis VENUS DE MILO Angel Hagen DOG BOY Nathan Yang HOUDINI Tate Greenwald HALF MAN/HALF WOMAN Tim Hayes HUMAN PIN CUSHION Tippy Rose JUDGE Anthony Petersen RAY Tate Greenwald LIZARD MAN Yamileth Lomeli CAMERAMAN Keasha Fuller TOD BROWNING Anthony Petersen BEARDED LADY Julia Hoistad AUNTIE Bailey Martin TATTOO GIRL Sarah Merrill ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Heather Cardwell ENSEMBLE, including DOCTORS, SUITORS, ROUSTABOUTS, REPORTERS Heather Cardwell, Makenzie Cox, Tate Greenwald, Angel Hagen, Robbie Hansen, Kenna Harris, Meghan Helms, Florence Ives, Yamileth Lomeli, Alyssa Price, Joshua Skaug, Nathan Yang   "...the musical burrows deep into your spirit...It's just wonderful..." - The New York Times, Read More  "...one of the most emotionally wrenching and altogether satisfying shows in many a moon." - Cititour, Read More  "Side Show now takes its place in the pantheon of great American musicals." - The Wrap Read More  Director Merz says, ?SIDE SHOW reminds us of what really matters about each of us, and that?s what?s inside. Butte College has assembled a super talented cast and this story moves me. SIDE SHOW soars and sings and takes the audience on a journey behind the scenes in show business. The show reminds us that deep down, we are all unique, and we are all FREAKS!?   Photo Credit: Davin Schreindl. From left Alexander Limper as Buddy, Sami Bertola as Violet Hilton, Kaila Davidson as Daisy Hilton, Matthew Stone as Terry.     SIDE SHOW (2014 Broadway Revival) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. # # # # #
Location:
Butte College Black Box Theatre, Main Campus, ARTS Building, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965
Date/Time Information:
SIDE SHOW opens Friday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, with performances continuing Saturday, October 27h at 7:30 pm, Sunday, October 28th at 2 pm, Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm, and closing on Sunday, November 4th at 2 pm.
Contact Information:
Sara Lanam, 530-893-7444
Fees/Admission:
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for seniors/students, plus EventBrite fees. Tickets are available at the door or via: http://www.ButteDrama.com.
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