“Side Show”

Side Show

January 18–February 2
Directed by Johnny Hebda

Daisy (Adrien Swenson) and Violet (Angela Jeffries) are utterly charming, offering heartbreaking vocal duets. Cooper Howell seethes and smolders as Jake, Violet’s spurned love interest, while the capitalistic pair Terry (Aleksndr Arteaga) and Buddy (Taylor Eliason) dither affably over who is actually in love with which twin. It’s an ambitious, large-cast production, packing so much talent into a tiny space that it’s actually a bit overwhelming. Yet the finale alone, with its hard-hitting statement about societal alienation, is worth the trip to Provo.