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Revised musical 'Side Show' a worthy attraction at Kennedy Center

Revised musical 'Side Show' a worthy attraction at Kennedy Center

Early in "Side Show," the musical about conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, a smooth-talking impresario promises he can get the women great gigs in the vaudeville circuit. "I'm very well connected," he says. The twins respond: "So are we."

It's a good laugh line, but it stings a little, just as it should. This mix of light and dark flows tellingly through "Side Show," a 1997 semi-hit on Broadway that has been revised and tweaked for a Kennedy Center revival created in association with the La Jolla Playhouse.

The new "Side Show," directed with as much flair as nuance by Bill Condon (his film credits include...

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