I was enamored of the show when I first heard about it back in 2008 but I've gone off it a bit since the lyrics can be so idiotic. Seems like the ones for this production are bit stronger, but not strong. "Spread the word/Tell the world what you've seen and heard." I love that this seems to be rooted more firmly in the lives of the real Daisy and Violet - the man Violet married for a few days was indeed gay, they had the abusive Sir and Auntie. Does this production get into what happened to them after they peaked? After Freaks and vaudeville they fell into complete obscurity and died in their fifties. Really sad. Edit: Just realized that the decision has been held over from the original production to keep Daisy on the left and Violet right (from the audience's POV.) In real life Daisy was right and Violet left. I have a Playbill from the original production and Emily Skinner talks about the director deciding to switch the twins because stage right is the stronger side of the stage and Daisy is the stronger personality. Here's the real twins, slightly past their prime. Daisy's on the left with the lighter hair. I recall from their biography that she actually had a baby at one point. I doubt that's in the show but what a fascinating angle to explore! This picture always makes me wonder how their clothes were constructed. Their bathing suit bottoms appear to be just two regular pairs, but that can't be possible considering they would have to cover their connection. Obviously Emily and Erin don't have this problem but it's interesting is this production indeed has their costumes connected.
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