Theater: Meet the beauty queens of ‘Pageant’

“Pageant” is a new off-Broadway musical that puts a spin on the world of beauty pageants. In this hilarious concept, the contestants are drag queens — all very wink-wink, nudge-nudge throughout the show, of course.

Hailing from the Great Plains to the Bible Belt, these ladies skewer Americana stereotypes while vying for the title of Miss Glamouresse (meet all of the contenders in the slideshow, above).

The best part of this particular production is that the audience gets involved, choosing a new winner every night. Knock back a few cocktails and then take your seat for 85 minutes of sheer outlandish comedy.

Read our full review of “Pageant” to learn more about this funny new musical, playing through Sept. 21.

For more theater news and reviews, follow T. Michelle Murphy on Twitter: @TMichelleMurphy.



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