Uptown Players: Pageant at Kalita Humphreys Theater
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Pay attention; it’s up to you, the audience, to pick the winner each night as six contestants, Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast and Miss Texas (all played by men), compete in evening gown, talent and swimwear for the coveted title of Miss Glamouresse 2014. B.J. Cleveland plays Frankie Cavalier, the host, in this off-Broadway hit, which Uptown Players last presented in 2006.
Uptown Players presents this audience favorite, written by Albert Evans, Bill Russell, Frank Kelly and Robert Longbottom. Pageant is a pageant. The six contestants - Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast and Miss Texas (all played by men) - compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear, and spokesmodel, plus the finalists answer calls from the Beauty Crisis Hotline. 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.
For information about Pageant, call 214-219-2718.