#208 – Get Ready for a Night of Glamour, Laughter, and Downright Fabulousness – Pageant: The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse Through October 24, 2010

If there’s one piece of live theatre you choose to see this fall, make it Pageant: The Musical, playing now at 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown.

Pageant: the Musical is basically a musical spoof of a beauty pageant where the “ladies” are actually men in drag. But it’s much more than a drag show. It’s a riotous love letter to the crazy world of pageants and and all of its wacky parts, including evening gown, swimsuit, talent, spokes-modeling, and beauty crisis counseling to callers in need.

Miss Deep South, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Texas and Miss West Coast take the stage each night while competing for the crown and the title of “Miss Glamouresse.” And who is wins the crown? Well, that’s up to the audience! Each night, audience members or local celebrities are selected to be the pageant judges and the winner is different every night, and I can tell you from my own experience, sometimes it’s funnier when certain ladies don’t win (I’m looking at you, Miss Texas!).

Pageant: The Musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Bill Russell and features an all-Atlanta cast, local talent you’ll want to see more of in their future projects around town. This Off-Broadway hit is sticking around Atlanta until October 24, 2010, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun! Pageant: The Musical plays Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:30 PM. (Note: there are no shows September 1- 3 or September 5.) You can get your tickets online or by calling 14th Street Playhouse at 404-733-5000.

Don’t miss these lovely lads…um, “ladies”…as they strut their stuff nightly in pursuit of the “Miss Glamouresse” crown! It just might be the most fun you have this fall. Let the hair-pulling – I mean, beauty – begin!

WHERE: Pageant: The Musical at 14th Street Playhouse – 173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA

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  1. Kathy says:

    OMG! I laughed throughout the entire production. The talent(s) of these ladies are both impressive and hysterical! For two hours I got to completely forget who I was and where I was as I was drawn into the characters and the comedy. This is a PERFECT show for a girls night out!

  2. Genna says:

    I agree with Kathy. It’d be a great thing to see with a group of ladies after a couple drinks (or before) on the town! You do end up falling in love with each character, for sure! So happy I got to see it, and I may even go back and see it again.

  3. Jessica says:

    I didn’t want to go, but my sister forced me and I’m SOOO happy she did! The cast was so talented it made me forget that I was watching guys playing women! The music and laughs made me grateful she forced me to go. Thanks Sissy!

  4. Bernie Strapp says:

    My wife and I were on holiday in Atlanta,and had planned to go see the show . We were there on Friday night, and were so dazzled by the performance of a great comedic cast, that we came back again on Saturday . The competition between the “would be” ladies in the beauty pagent was hilarious. It was non-stop laughter, start to finish. We left the theater thinking , what a great show it was , and it seems that each performance is just a little different. That’s part of the magic a “Broadway” type show gives us.

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