This Beauty Contest lets you be the Judge!

Something Extra Collective digs into classical satire with PAGEANT – a Musical Comedy!  A 90-minute, one-act romp, it plays at the Blake Snyder Theatre at Go Studios 112 E. 3rd Avenue in Vancouver, B.C. from August 18thto September 8th, with previews on August 16th & 17th.

Boldly pitting six contestants in pursuit of the tiara and title “Miss Glamouresse”, there will be cross-gender casting and celebrity judges culled from the audience!  This pageant is like nothing you’ve seen before – a cheeky peek into beauty contests, it high-heels through the ridiculous to expose what pageants so often were: thinly-veiled advertisements requiring little wit and lots of skin to Sell! Sell! Sell!

PAGEANT is produced and directed by Christopher Shyer Johnston. Christopher is a well-known actor and Co-Produced “City of Angels” at Performance Works, Executive Produced and Co-Directed “The Wild Party” at the Anza Club,Co-Produced the Tennessee Williams Festival featuring “Night of the Iguana” at Playwright’s Theatre Centre, “Summer and Smoke” at the Firehall Arts Centre and Co-Produced/Directed a Charity Fundraising Concert for the Stanley Park Ecology Society entitled “Into the Woods.”

PAGEANT will mark the Vancouver premiere of the show, featuring a diverse cast of industry professionals and fresh faces from across North America. Cast members include: Kelly-Ruth Mercier, Graeme Thompson, Max Hall, Simon Paterson, Javier Ricardo Sotres Porres, Kenneth Tynan, Ryan Purdy, and Derry Oshust. Creative Crew includes: Amy Gartner, Ken Overbey, Christopher Shyer Johnston, Chris Lam, Ian Crowe, Kimmie Blais, Stellina Rusich, Jorge Louise Taracena, Demi Pedersen, Brendan Lowe, Tracy Cake, Natalee Fera, Victoria Bahnuk, Simone Boutin, Megan Sadler, and Jennifer Copping. PAGEANT is written by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly, music by Albert Evans, and was conceived by Robert Longbottom.

PAGEANT will be performed at the Blake Snyder Theatre @Go Studios 112 E. 3rd Ave, around the corner from ‘Earnest Ice Cream Shop” on Quebec Street, and close to the Olympic Village & Main St. Skytrain Station.

Tickets: pageantvanpremiere.brownpapertickets.com

For press passes, interviews, photos please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

 

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