Read ReviewSIDE SHOW
Hills Musical Company Inc
Stirling Community Theatre


Written By: Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell. Music by Henry Krieger.
Director: Amanda Rowe
Choreographer: Kerry Hauber
Musical Director: Mark DeLaine

The Hills Musical Company is proud to present the South Australian premiere of ‘Side Show’.

The South Australian premiere of this live theatrical musical arrives in Adelaide, hot on the heels of the hugely popular film The Greatest Showman, telling the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton as the starring act of a sideshow in the era of PT Barnum and the popularity of ‘freak shows’.

Side Show is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfilment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?”

Side Show features soulful music, stunningly beautiful lyrics, and powerhouse show-stoppers, all from the writers of the smash hit Dreamgirls.

Adelaide audiences will experience a stunning and bold musical with infectious performances that inspire and mesmerize, led by the award-winning team of Amanda Rowe (director), Mark DeLaine (musical director) and Kerry Hauber (choreographer).

Director, Amanda Rowe says:

“The musical is a timely reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, it’s a true story that will touch audience’s hearts”.

“Side Show encapsulates what has been so beloved by The Greatest Showman film, reflecting upon the place that people who are different hold in our society and the challenges faced.”

“We have gathered some of the most acclaimed and talented performers in Adelaide to deliver this compelling story that is perfectly suited to the vintage and vaudevillian Stirling Community Theatre setting”

Side Show features a large, experienced and beloved cast, led by Fiona DeLaine and Rebecca Raymond as the twins, Violet and Daisy along with other well-known, local performers.

The Hills Musical Company is an amateur community theatre group based in Stirling, SA. More info can be found at

Violet - Rebecca Raymond
Daisy - Fiona DeLaine
Jake - Omkar Nagesh
Terry - Paul Rodda
Buddy - Jared Frost
Sir - Scott Nell
Venus Di Milo - Alana Shepherdson
Half Man/ Half Woman - Shelley Crooks
Tatoo Girl - Ashlyn Wright
Fortune Teller - Elle Nichelle
Bearded Lady/ Auntie - Wendy Rayner
Cossack - Cassi Roberts
Oo La La Girl - Holly Fennell
Oo La La Girl - Emily Glew
Oo La La Girl - Hannah Dandie
Oo La La Girl - Mackenzie Price
3 Legged Man - Blake Ascione
The Geek - Jonathan Ogilvie
Lizard Man - Jared Gerschwitz
Roustabout - Nic Equid
Dog Boy - Scott Whellum
Houdini/ Ray - Ray Cullen
Human Pin Cushion - Simon Barnett

Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours including interval
Suitable for ages: 12 to 100

Performance Dates:
Friday 20 April – 8pm
Saturday 21 April – 8pm
Friday 27 April – 8pm
Saturday 28 April – 8pm
Sunday 29 April – 2pm (Matinee)
Thursday 3 May – 8pm
Friday 4 May – 8pm
Saturday 5 May – 8pm

Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Tickets available on line at or email or phone 0466 118 153.

Adults $32.00
Student / Pensioner/Concession $28.00
Groups (8 or more) $25.00