Bradley Theatre presents Side Show

September 26, 2013

Bradley University Theatre will present Side Show from September 26 to October 6 in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1423 W. St. James.

The Steve Snyder-directed musical is based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins whose spectacular journey catapulted them from the freak shows of the Dust Bowl to Vaudeville stardom and Hollywood fame.

The show runs Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $16 for faculty, staff, and seniors, and $9 for students. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more. For tickets call Bradley’s Cultural Events Box Office at 309-677-2650 or make reservation requests at

Side Show’s book and lyrics are by Bill Russell; music by Henry Krieger; vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase; and orchestrations by Harold Wheeler.

Steve Snyder teaches acting courses for Bradley’s Department of Theatre Arts and typically directs two productions a year. Recent productions include Company, Barefoot in the Park,Extremities, and Cabaret. He also teaches voice, movement, and career preparation and directs the annual Senior Showcase in Chicago.