by  Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, Albert Evans, Robert Longbottom

Full Length Musical  /  7m

"Screamingly funny!" - New York Times
"Hilarious! Incredible! 90 minutes of the kind of laughter that makes tears run down your face." - Gannett Newspapers

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Pageant is a pageant. Judges selected from the audience actually vote and determine the winner who, therefore, may be different at each performance. The show takes its shots not by mocking the pageant from the outside, but by being one. The six contestants compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast. and Miss Texas and compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear and spokemodeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline.
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"Screamingly funny!" - New York Times

"Hilarious! Incredible! 90 minutes of the kind of laughter that makes tears run down your face." - Gannett Newspapers

"So funny I thought I was going to die." - Susan Powell, former Miss America


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6 Chorus Books

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Bill Russell

Bill Russell wrote the book and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, receiving a Tony nomination for book and sharing a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for score. He also directed that show at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Russel ...

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Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly co-authored (with Bill Russell) the book and lyrics of two musicals: The Texas Chainsaw Musical and Pageant. The last has played off-Broadway, in the West End, in Japan, Australia, and all over the USA. He also wrote lyrics and sketches for the satirical cabaret revue, Xmas! The Xpose! His poems have been p ...

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Albert Evans

Albert Evans

Robert Longbottom

Robert Longbottom

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