#249 – Come Look at the Freaks! Last Weekend to Catch “SideShow” at Onstage Atlanta – Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2010


October is the perfect month for the spooky, the strange, the stuff of nightmares. For your entertainment pleasure, Onstage Atlanta in Decatur is presenting Side Show, the Tony-nominated musical about a side show act that featured real-life conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton. side-show-onstage-atlanta-ga-october-2010-daisy-violet-hilton-sisters

The haunting musical features some of the side show’s acts as supporting characters: the Bearded Lady, the Reptile Man, and the feared Cannibal. But a look behind the tent reveals a family of “freaks” who stick together for survival. Daisy and Violet, who are the starring characters, were sold by their mother as infants, and toured the United States in a side show act and later in vaudeville. The musical is a sympathetic – but sometimes harsh – look at their lives inside the tent and their struggles to live out their very different dreams, always together. side-show-onstage-atlanta-ga-october-2010-the-freaks

Directed by Onstage Atlanta’s Artistic Company Manager Barbara Cole Uterhardt and featuring some of Atlanta’s most beloved theatre regulars, this is a great show for October – a fun date night, with a little bit of spooky and a little bit of love story. The final two showtimes are Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $17.00 in advance ($20.00 at the door) for adults, with senior and student discounts available. Purchase tickets by visiting onstageatlanta.tix.com or calling (404) 897-1802.

WHERE: Side Show at Onstage Atlanta – Suburban Plaza, 2597 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30033

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