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City Weekly Reviews: Utah Rep’s “Side Show”

A City Weekly Pick
By Brandon Burt
“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.”

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Utah Repertory Theater Company’s “Side Show” Is Engaging and Poignant

By Tyler Hinton,
Side Show at the Echo Theatre in Provo is an engaging, poignant, and thought-provoking theatrical experience. The production is a fine debut for the newly christened Utah Repertory Theater Company.”
“Adrien Swenson and Angela Jeffries are perfection as Daisy and Violet, respectively. Their beautiful singing voices — two of the best in Utah — are both powerful and tender. The two women also act superbly; they express realistic emotions and differentiate their characters while maintaining the illusion that they are identical twins.”
“The story (of Side Show) is intriguing, the characterizations welcome empathy, and the music is glorious. In addition, the chance to see Adrien Swenson and Angela Jeffries in these roles is not one to be missed.”

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