Pageant 1991

Ages: 7+
Opened: May 2, 1991
Closing: unknown

Pageant - 1991 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Blue Angel
152 East 55th St. New York, NY

The last word in beauty. 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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Other Productions of Pageant

1986   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
1991   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
2014   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival

Pageant - 1991 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1992 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Off Broadway Musical 0
1991 Drama Desk Awards Unique Theatrical Experience Pageant