Jenkins runs with ROTC

first_imgSome students on campus take the call to “wake up the echoes” very seriously — or at least that’s how it seemed Wednesday when the sound of the ROTC cadets could be heard outside Rolfs Sports Recreation Center at 7 a.m. Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp, which is a component of the Navy, had just returned from their annual Tri-Military Run. University President Fr. John Jenkins and Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves joined the cadets in the 2.7-mile run around campus. “It’s always a pleasure and a rush,” Jenkins said of the run. “It’s a great chance to remember God’s important people who have made sacrifices in our country.” Running in the annual Tri-Military Run is a tradition for the University president, and a representative from the Navy said ROTC appreciates his support. “We have a great relationship with Notre Dame and we’re glad Fr. Jenkins can come out with us,” said Capt. Dale Nees, a professor of Naval Science, Navy captain and senior commander. Jenkins told ROTC cadets after the run they “speak to what Notre Dame is all about.” “I just want to say how proud we are to have you at Notre Dame,” he said. “I want to commend you for your leadership, hard work and sacrifice.” Midshipman Matthew Zak, a senior, said the annual run is one of the best ROTC events each year. “Just running around the campus early, hearing the cadences, we enjoy it,” he said. The run also gives the different units of the ROTC a chance to come together, Nees said, “This run builds that camaraderie between the services. We’re probably just 2 to 3 percent of the student body, maybe three times the size of the football team,” he said. “The folks here are all preparing to be leaders in the military so we like running around campus all together.”  But that doesn’t mean a little friendly competition was out of the question. “It was just a good thing, Fr. Jenkins showing his support for the Navy and also the rest of the military,” Midshipman Neil Flattery, a freshman, said. “There’s definitely an ‘also’ that comes before ‘the rest of the military,’ since Navy is the best.” Freshman cadet Chris Lillie joked with Flattery, and said, “The Army is definitely better than the Navy.” But in the end, Lillie said the run showed solidarity between branches. “It was really amazing to see all the branches moving together and serving the military, and to see all of the other branches coming together and doing the same things you’re doing,” Lillie said.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s launches partnership with Zipcar

first_imgOn Tuesday, Saint Mary’s College launched a partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing network on campus.The convenient transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older. Students are expected to be the most frequent users, according to a press release sent to Saint Mary’s.“Once enrolled as Zipcar members, the Saint Mary’s community may also reserve Zipcars at the University of Notre Dame and, in turn, their community can use Saint Mary’s Zipcars,” director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.Saint Mary’s will initially offer two Ford Focus models for communal use. The Zipcars have designated parking spots located in the Regina Hall parking lot for convenient pick-up and return. The cars are available on-demand and can be easily reserved by the hour or by the day, O’Brien said.Faculty and students can join Zipcar for $25, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day, she said. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days, O’Brien said.One of the unique features of this new accommodation is its members can download the Zipcar mobile application on their smartphone to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle, she said. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar’s website.O’Brien said Zipcars will benefit a variety of people in the community, especially students by offering the freedom of having a car without the commitment and cost of bringing one to campus.“This could open up the possibility for some students to apply for off-campus internships or jobs that they might not have considered because they didn’t have a way to get there,” she said.“We have a lot of students in majors like nursing, education and social work who serve in the community as part of their coursework. Many students also volunteer at schools and non-profits around town. Zipcars offer a possible way to get to those locations,” O’Brien said.She said another great benefit of bringing Zipcars to Saint Mary’s is that they are environmentally friendly.“Reducing the College’s carbon footprint is something the administration is very cognizant of and they’re excited to bring Zipcars to Saint Mary’s [for that reason],” she said “Offering Zipcars potentially reduces the number of student cars on campus while offering students the convenience and freedom of a car when they need it.”According to Zipcar’s website, “Zipcar reduces congestion and parking demand. Studies have shown each Zipcar takes approximately 15 personally owned cars off the road. Zipcar reduces emissions. Studies have shown Zipcar members reduce their overall mileage by about 40 percent after joining, helping to reduce CO2 emissions.”Vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson said these statistics play into Saint Mary’s strategic plan, titled Boldly Forward, which aims to reduce the College’s carbon footprint and raise awareness of the importance of sustainability on campus.“Offering Zipcars here is an example of an effort to reduce the number of student cars on campus while offering students the convenience and freedom of a car when they need it,” Johnson said.Nursing major and sophomore Kathryn Gessert said she is excited about Zipcar coming to Saint Mary’s.“I don’t go off-campus nearly enough to invest in my own car, and while riding the buses and my bike around the area are extremely low-cost, they require massive amounts of travel time,” Gessert said. “As a nursing student, I anticipate commuting to off-campus healthcare locations on a regular basis.“Zipcar is the perfect solution,” she said.For more information about Zipcars and to become a Zipcar member visit, saint mary’s zipcar, smc zipcar, sustainability efforts, zipcar, zipcarslast_img read more

32nd annual Domer Run raises cancer awareness, benefits survivors

first_imgSaturday at 9 a.m., roughly 400 people will line up for Notre Dame’s annual Domer Run.The race originally began to give students something to do on a Saturday when the football team was on the road, but since then, the race has taken on an additional service component.“Notre Dame is such a traditional university,” Justine Morneau, a RecSports intern in charge of organizing the run, said. “I think that is what really draws a lot of people in, the Notre Dame tradition. I am really excited to get to the day and have everyone running, to get to see the smiles on everyone’s faces.”According to Notre Dame’s RecSports website, the Domer Run has raised over $65,000 since its inception 32 years ago. The proceeds go to charity, funding programs which help to educate both the Notre Dame community and the surrounding areas about various forms of cancer.“I’m excited to be a part of this because of what it stands for,” Morneau said. “Usually we donate anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000. I’m expecting we’ll donate about the same this year.”The money raised will benefit RiverBend Cancer Services, Morneau said. According to their website, RiverBend Cancer Services offers programs for survivors of cancer designed to aid in readjustment to everyday life.In cooperation with RecSports, a branch of RiverBend Cancer Services called Gyna-Girls will help organize the race on Saturday.“We have about 70 volunteers,” Morneau said. “Inside, the Gyna-Girls … volunteer. They bring a bunch of their survivors.”Half of the 70 volunteers are Notre Dame students, Morneau said. Most of those students will be at various places along the course, working to manage water stations.“The Domer Run isn’t just Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s Michiana. I have a couple people registered that are all the way from Florida. People have heard about it, and anyone that is a survivor of cancer or had a scare like this, they want to support it and tell people, ‘Hey, it’s okay to go get checked out. You don’t need to be scared.’”According to the RecSports website, each of the three offered routes — a six-mile run, three-mile run and two-mile walk — will take the runners through Notre Dame’s campus, starting on Irish Green near Eddy Street Commons.However, the course will be slightly different than in past years.“The course has been the same for so many years,” Morneau said. “But with all this construction, from this year forward for about four or five years, we’re going to have to do a new course every single year.”While a few changes will need to be made to the course, RecSports has made an effort to preserve the tradition present in the run, Morneau said. She said the most iconic landmarks, like the lakes, will be included in the routes.“The lakes are a big part of it,” Morneau said. “We always want to make sure that the participants get to run around the lakes. It’s a really beautiful spot to run around, especially in the fall.”The course itself isn’t the only aspect of the race which is different this year. According to Morneau, the registration process has also changed.“Usually we do it through RecRegister,” she said. “Anyone from the community would have to come in here to register. This way, we’re doing it through Doing it that way allows everyone to register.”The new method of registration is more convenient and customer friendly, Morneau said. Although it is past the registration date, anyone looking to donate money may still do so by visiting Construction, Domer Run, RecSportslast_img read more

Rome Global Gateway adds new building

first_imgPhoto courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Just weeks after unveiling substantial changes regarding student housing on its main campus, the University announced Wednesday that students studying abroad in Rome Global Gateway programs will have a new place to live beginning in the fall of 2017.According to Wednesday’s press release, Notre Dame recently purchased a villa on the Caelian Hill in central Rome — a block away from Notre Dame’s home base in the city — which will house 100 students as well as hall staff and a rector.In addition to housing University students participating in Study Abroad programs through a variety of institutions, the new residence building will house third-year architecture undergraduate students, who spend their entire junior year in Rome as part of their curriculum.J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said the purchase would expand current study abroad programming and research in Rome.“The purchase of the villa expands the horizon of possibilities both for the Gateway and for the longstanding Notre Dame architecture program in Rome,” Etrikin said. “The University’s strategic and wise investment in the villa will greatly increase student and faculty opportunities for study and research in the heart of the Eternal City.”Theodore J. Cachey Jr., academic director of the Rome Global Gateway, described the history of the building, which was purchased for an undisclosed amount.“It was built in 1913 by the Duchess of Pontalto, and the family of the Count of Loschiavo lived there during the early 1900s,” he said. “When Italy’s racial laws led to the eviction of Jewish children from the Italian schools in 1938, the Jewish Community of Rome used it as a school. The Italian Military Police took up residence there from 1940 until recent times.”Tags: Rome Global Gatewaylast_img read more

Dorms celebrate Christmas traditions

first_imgAcross Notre Dame’s campus, there’s an unmistakable feeling that Christmas is in the air. Many dorms are celebrating the holiday season with their own unique traditions. Last week, many Carroll Hall residents could be seen sporting elf costumes, advertising Carroll’s highly-anticipated Carroll Christmas, which was held Saturday, Dec. 1. Junior Garrett Rethman, who is serving as Carroll’s president this year, said he looks forward to bringing students together every year during the event.“It’s a good event to get people to come to Carroll,” Rethman said. Observer File Photo O’Neill Hall’s Christmas “O” wreath brightens the days of students during the Christmas season.Carroll’s Christmas tradition, which is a signature event for the dorm, first began with a tree lighting but has since expanded to include indoor activities. The event now offers visitors cookies, Santa’s Workshop, karaoke and a horse and carriage.“When I found out I was in Carroll, one of the things I read about was [that] Carroll Christmas is the big tradition,” Rethman said. “It’s like the last big, fun event before finals start. We put a lot of work into it leading up to the event, and then it’s really rewarding to have lots of people come from across campus to enjoy the work we put on for them.”The women of Cavanaugh Hall share many Christmas traditions, including a tree lighting and a section-decorating competition, but their biggest event is Cavanaugh’s annual Christmas pageant. Junior Emma Brady, Cavanaugh’s president, says that faculty families and South Bend residents come to watch Cavanaugh’s largely improvised and entertaining performance of the Nativity.Cavanaugh junior Emily Black says that the pageant is a great opportunity to connect with the South Bend community.“There are a lot of families that will come every year … so you get to see kids grow up,” Black said. “They come back the next year and they’re like a foot taller than they were the year before.”At O’Neill Hall, the trademark O’Neill “O” wreath glows from the dorm’s third floor. Junior John Desler, O’Neill’s president, believes the wreath is a fun way to celebrate the holidays. “I love coming back from fall break and seeing all the Christmas decorations up everywhere,” Desler said.This year, the unveiling of the O’Neill “O” was a pleasant surprise for many O’Neill residents.“One day we woke up and our B-side stairway was closed and we were like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’” Desler said. Once he realized that the stairs had been closed for the wreath-hanging, Desler said he “was really happy with having to walk an extra minute to go around.”In the weeks before finals, the “O” wreath provides students with a much-needed boost of holiday cheer, Desler said.“It’s a good reminder of the Christmas spirit,” Desler said.Tags: Carroll Christmas, Carroll Hall, Cavanaugh Hall, christmas, dorm community, O’Neill Hall, The Nativitylast_img read more

ND low-income students reflect on admission experience

first_imgWhile the recent college admissions scandal — permeating national news and implicating many well-known celebrities — has sparked outrage among Americans, it has also highlighted unfair advantages wealthy students gained in the college admissions process, especially to highly ranked universities. In recent years, many colleges and universities have committed to enrolling more low-income students by increasing the number of Pell Grant students on their campuses, implementing summer bridge programs and reaching out to low-income communities, among a number of other approaches. However, many low-income students say the application process itself serves as a significant barrier. In interviews with The Observer, two Notre Dame students from low-income households shared their experiences with the college admissions process, noting the obstacles they faced along the way.Rathin Kacham, seniorRathin Kacham, a DACA recipient, first-generation and low-income student, said he applied to over 30 colleges and universities his senior year of high school. He knew he would not qualify for federal aid because of his undocumented status at the time, so he was forced to apply to a slew of schools in hopes he would be accepted somewhere and receive financial aid.Kacham’s underfunded high school rarely sent students out of state for college, and many kids did not proceed to higher education at all. At the time, his guidance counselors knew little about his situation, so Kacham tackled the admissions process alone, calling individual universities and researching programs intended for low-income students.“I had this challenge I had no control over,” Kacham said.By the time regular decisions were announced that spring, Kacham had been wait-listed or rejected to the majority of schools which he applied, despite having a 4.0 GPA and a high ACT score.“I got into one school, I think it was [University of Texas] Dallas, where I would’ve gotten a partial scholarship, and that was honestly where I thought I was going for the longest time,” he said. “Then I checked my spam folder and Notre Dame and had sent me an acceptance letter and I ended up here.”Jazie Valenzo, juniorJazie Valenzo was born in Mexico, but his family moved to Wilmington, Delaware when he was 1 year old. Valenzo said his parents wanted to immigrate to America in order to escape family tensions back in Mexico, but when they arrived, both of his parents were forced to work multiple jobs in order to support their family of five. After attending elementary and middle school in the inner city of Wilmington, Valenzo was accepted at Salesianum School — an all-boys private Catholic high school — on financial aid.“I did well my freshman year, and the guidance counselors kind of noticed that — they really wanted to get me on the right track, especially as an individual coming from my kind of background and area, [that] wasn’t too common,” Valenzo said.Valenzo was not able to visit any of the schools he applied to because his family couldn’t afford to travel, but after researching a number of schools online, he decided to rank Notre Dame in his top three schools on his QuestBridge application.“I remember coming back from track practice and looking at my phone, because I knew when they were going to release the decisions to see if you were accepted to one of the universities that you put on your list,” Valenzo said. “And I clicked on the link and the first thing I read is ‘Congratulations,’ and then the following line, ‘You’ve been accepted to the University of Notre Dame,’ and it was fantastic. I went home and I cried, and I thought, ‘All my work has kind of paid off.’”Analyzing admissionsDon Bishop, vice president of undergraduate enrollment, said about 12 to 13 percent of Notre Dame undergraduate students currently live in households earning under $65,000 per year, but admissions is working to increase that percentage by reaching out to underserved high schools and working with organizations including the American Talent Initiative, Cristo Rey, KIPP and QuestBridge.“Notre Dame needs to be in all these communities recruiting because we want the leaders of those communities to be, at least some of them, [from] Notre Dame,” Bishop said. “And I think it becomes a better world in our mind when we are more a part of all those worlds.”Although admissions faculty and staff were not implicated in the cheating scandal, Bishop sees the scandal as an opportunity for Notre Dame to articulate exactly how it approaches admission decisions and why he believes their approach is most effective.“I think the public feels outrage because there are some very high-end schools involved in the scandal, and it’s migrated from the scandal to the whole conversation about influence, and in both of those groups people feel betrayed by the top colleges,” Bishop said.Bishop said the Notre Dame admissions department evaluates applicants in the context of their environment, taking socioeconomic background into account to put underserved students and more affluent students on an equal playing field.“Ultimately, we do not discount a top-performing student at a pretty humble American high school who’s done their very best and that [is] pretty much at the top of the class … we know that if you’re in the top 5% in your socioeconomic group on test scores — let’s say that’s a 1340 — and top 5% for the ‘average kid at Notre Dame’ socioeconomic group in the applicant pool … might be 1480,” Bishop said. “We might look at that and say, ‘1340 actually compares reasonably to 1480 for a student from a much more advantaged background who’s had more access to tutoring,’” Bishop said.During the 2017-2018 admissions cycle, the College Board implemented the Environmental Context Dashboard, ”a data-driven tool used to measure educational disadvantages based on students’ environments,” according to the website. Notre Dame was one of the 15 schools that agreed to test the tool in its pilot year, Bishop said. Although many universities’ increasing commitment to holistic admissions and tools like the ECD have worked to diminish the disadvantages first-generation and low-income students often face, the admissions scandal has called for colleges to more forcefully examine the inequities that exist within the system, Bishop said.Although both Kacham and Valenzo made it to college, many high-achieving, low-income, DACA and first-generation students across the nation struggle to progress, which makes the college admissions scandal particularly disheartening, Valenzo said.“There are a lot of kids in the US — across the world — that would kill for an education, to be able to be someone better and learn more and be able to apply themselves and be better for it, but they can’t. They don’t have the necessary resources for it,” he said. “Then, you have this opposite side of the spectrum where you have people that do have such resources and they’re not even doing it right.”Kacham said the admissions scandal speaks to bigger, institutional problems within education, where wealthy parents can pay to secure admission even if their child is unqualified, while poorer, high-achieving students struggle to get by.“I want [high-income families] to realize that they’ve been benefiting from a system that was designed to benefit people like them, [and] to some extent, mostly still benefits them,” Kacham said.To bridge the differences between high-income and low-income students, Kacham simply asks students to start by being kind.“Really try to think about what a person is going through and what you might have to sacrifice in order to make their life better,” Kacham said. “Compassion is sacrifice, it’s changing your lifestyle to know the person next to you can be happier.”Valenzo urged students to avoid being judgmental and instead engage in deeper conversations regarding differences in lifestyle, class and race.“Be open to people — be open to knowing them and their stories,” he said.Tags: admissions scandal series, college cheating scandal, DACA, first generation, low-income studentslast_img read more

Welsh Family Hall plans country-inspired fundraiser

first_imgPart of South Quad will be transformed into a rustic landscape Thursday as Welsh Family Hall presents its second-annual Hoedown Throwdown. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of games and food including apple cider, donuts and kettle corn. All proceeds from the Throwdown will benefit St. Marianne Cope Young Women’s Education Project, a foundation that helps women in Dhaka, Bangladesh receive higher education and enter the workforce.Sophomore Morgan McLaughlin, Welsh Family special events co-commissioner, said Welsh Family Hall wants all dorms to participate in the event.“We have mechanical bull riding, and we’re getting a hall representative from each dorm to participate in a [mechanical bull riding] competition,” she said. “So we’re kind of getting all the halls excited and involved, and then we have a trophy and a gift card for the final winner.”Entrance into the event is $5, and with an additional donation of $3, attendees can ride the mechanical bull.Junior Maegan Rose Dolan, Welsh Family Hall president, said the success of last year’s Throwdown has motivated the dorm to establish the festival as an annual event.“This was a new event for our dorm last year, and it was the brainchild of our president last year,” Dolan said. “It actually won best new event on campus last year, so we’re excited to see it flourish again this year.”In hopes of attracting more students to the Throwdown, student-led country line dancing will be an addition to this year’s activities.McLaughlin said she hopes the Hoedown Throwdown will become Welsh Family’s signature dorm event. “Obviously, every dorm wants to have a signature event that’s really successful and lots of people know about it, so we’re every year trying to slowly build that up and create a name for ourselves through this event, while also helping a really great cause,” she said. The mission of St. Marianne Cope Women’s Young Women’s Education Project resonates with Welsh Family Hall residents, McLaughlin said.“It’s just something that we’re all super passionate about, since we are able to go to Notre Dame as women, too,” McLaughlin said. “We’re super grateful for this opportunity and we’re trying to help other women across the world have the same opportunity to pursue their own education and professional degrees.” Last year, Welsh Family raised about $2,500 for St. Marianne Cope Women’s Project, Dolan said. Dolan expressed her hope that this year’s Throwdown will be even more successful. “I think we are really just trying to aim higher this year, and just keep increasing,” Dolan said. “We’re just hoping to make an impact.”McLaughlin said preparations for the Throwdown have strengthened the sense of community in Welsh Family Hall.“I know lots of people in my committee are super excited about doing the chalk outside the dining hall or handing out posters,” she said. “All the different committees and just people in the dorm in general who aren’t on hall council either are planning to go to the event or want to help in some way.”To its residents, the Welsh Family Hall community is like a real family, freshman resident Cassie Kronenberger said.“I just really love how everybody puts 100% of their effort into Welsh Fam,” Kronenberger said. “Everyone wants [Welsh Family Hall] to have a positive impact on the Notre Dame campus.” Tags: Bangladesh, Hoedown Throwdown, Mechanical bull, Welsh Family Halllast_img read more

Student government to host mock election on day before national election

first_imgNotre Dame student government will hold a mock election for the school Monday, before Election Day Tuesday. Due to COVID-19 concerns, voting will be online through Qualtrics.Student government will send out an email to the entire student body at 7 a.m. Monday, and the virtual polls will close at 6 p.m.Riya Shah, director of national management in student government, said a mock election gives students an opportunity to get to know what it is like to be civically engaged. At the same time, it allows international students and undocumented students who cannot cast their vote the chance to experience the American electoral system.“Since this is the first presidential election for everyone on campus, it’s very interesting, and … Even the seniors who I do know have mentioned that they don’t think anything like a real mock election happened last time around,” Shah said. “I know that a lot of other universities and high schools have this in the U.S, and I feel that this mock election would be a great opportunity to understand where the student body stands.”Unlike the U.S. presidential election, the student government mock election will not be following the electoral college system.“We initially proposed that each dorm would not represent a different state and would be given a certain number of electoral votes,” Shah said.After talking with students who expressed concerns about having their entire dorm lean to one party, Shah said they decided not to use the electoral college system in order to be more inclusive.Shah said they decided that a popular vote would be more appropriate, with whichever candidate receiving the most votes winning the mock election.“However, we are going to try and calculate the electoral college votes as well … and report that as well to see if the results from the popular vote would align with the electoral college,” Shah said.Instead of analyzing the specific results of each dorm, Shah said they will look at trends across different areas on campus, such as South Quad, North Quad, West Quad and more.There will also be an election night event hosted by College Democrats, College Republicans, ND Votes, BridgeND and student government to talk about the implications of the mock results, and what it means for Notre Dame’s campus and civil discourse.“Through the mock election, it is our intention to foster civic engagement, mobilize students to political activity and promote fruitful dialogue,” senior and student body president Rachel Ingal said.Ingal said by holding the mock election, student government also strives to help students be more aware of this historic election.“We hope that the exercise will serve as a launchpad for person-to-person conversation, with the goal of empathetic understanding,” Ingal said. “It is our aim to keep our campus aware of the national moment and its importance, in order to be discerning citizens who advocate for the common good.”Tags: 2020 election, mock election, Student governmentlast_img read more

There Is No Greater Love! Lady Day Star Audra McDonald Greets the Press

first_imgThere’s only a few short weeks until Audra McDonald steps onstage to channel Billie Holiday in the new one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and on March 17, the five-time Tony winner met the press! McDonald joined playwright Lanie Robertson and director Lonny Price at Pearl Studios in New York City to chat about the new production and share stories about the legendary singer. In Lady Day, Billie Holiday puts on a show at a small bar in Philadelphia that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Check out the press day photos, then see McDonald croon “Strange Fruit” and more in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, beginning March 25 at Circle in the Square Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway Revival of Side Show

first_img The production will feature choreography by Anthony Van Laast, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Peter Hylenski, illusions by Paul Kieve and orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame during the Depression era, but denies them love. The tuner features songs including “I Will Never Leave You” and “Who Will Love Me As I Am?” Daisy and Violet are ready to return to the Great White Way. Tickets are now available for the revival of Side Show, starring Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. The two will reprise their performances in the production, following successful runs in San Diego and Washington D.C. Previews are set to begin on October 28 at the St. James Theatre, with opening night scheduled for November 17. Bill Condon directs the reimagined staging of the 1997 musical, which features music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Bill Russell and additional book material by Condon. Side Showcenter_img Related Shows Star Files View Comments Emily Padgettlast_img read more