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Director: Travis Pierce
Music Director: Ellen Carnahan
Choreographer: Kelly Strange
Production Stage Manager: Laura Dugan
Stage Manager: Hannah Gardner

SIDE SHOW brings to life the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins and famed entertainers in the 1930’s.  From the wonders of a Texas Side Show to the bright lights of the Vaudeville Circuit, and the fame of Hollywood, we follow the twins on their journey for love and acceptance.


FOR DAISY AND VIOLET PLEASE NOTE: Since the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins, attached at the lower spine/hip, actresses interested in these roles MUST be comfortable acting, moving and dancing in tandem with another actress, and will be paired at the audition with other candidates for scenes and dances.

Audition Requirements:

Please review the breakdown of roles and prepare to audition for the one that speaks to you the most.

  1. Please prepare 32 bars of music that shows off your range and abilities. Legible sheet music must be provided for the rehearsal pianist/music director. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella auditions will be allowed.  A reading will be provided. Dress for dance, or bring clothing to change into, there will be a dance call. If you are invited to callbacks, there will be singing from the show as well as reading sides. 
  2. There are two forms you will need to fill out for this audition: the Theatre Harrisburg audition form and the SIDE SHOW supplemental audition form. You may print and complete them ahead of the audition to save time. Have your conflict calendar handy when completing these. Please note! No conflicts are allowed during tech week or for any of the performances.
  3. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian will need to also sign your audition form.
  4. Please bring proof of COVID vaccination status for us to view; we do not need to make or keep a copy.

Theatre Harrisburg is committed to identity-conscious casting.


Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2023 by invitation only.

Reach out to [email protected] with questions.


Auditions are by sign-up ONLY. Please sign up through the following form:



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