Sunday, October 21, 2018

City Theatre presents PAGEANT THE MUSICAL

Let the beauty begin! This musical comedy favorite is a side-splitting roller coaster ride through the wildest beauty pageant you will ever see as six contestants compete for the glittering tiara and the title of Miss Glamouresse. With swimsuit, talent, and evening gown competitions – the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat for Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast and Miss Texas. And, of course, unlike beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by MEN. AND THE WINNER IS? It’s up to you! The audience gets to select who gets the crown each night. These competing “ladies” take you where no beauty pageant has ever taken you before. It’s a night of sashes and sashays, queens and comedy, that you won’t soon forget.

Pageant The Musical stars Rick Felkins, James Springer, Boyce Templin, Michael Wheeler, Jalal Goggins, James Monreal, and Kirk Kelso. Directed by Jim Lindsay, musical direction by Rachel Hoovler, and choreography by Laura Lund and Jim Lindsay. Written by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell (“Side Show”) and Frank Kelly, the show’s original Off-Broadway incarnation debuted in 1991 at the Blue Angel in New York.

The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 10th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin American-Statesman’s Austin 360.

CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2015-16 summer season.

Pageant The Musical opens Friday, May 27, 2016 and runs through Sunday, June 19, 2016, with shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and on Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets start at $15 and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can also make reservations requests online. All general and guaranteed reserved Seats not purchased or claimed five minutes before curtain will be released. Students tickets are available for any show for $15. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available, call 512-524-2870 or email info@citytheatreaustin.org.

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