Pageant! at Desert Rose Playhouse
The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s live stage LGBTQ+ stage company located in Rancho Mirage, California, announces the line-up of productions for its 2018-2019 Seventh Season of Shows.
by Albert Evans, Bill Russell, and Frank Kelly
April 19 – May 12, 2019
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 an actual contest. 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 spokes-modeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline. All emceed by perennial beauty contest host “Frankie Cavalier.”
Single ticket prices for each production will be $35 for Friday and Saturday 8 pm performances and $32 for Sunday 2 pm Matinee performances, plus a $2 per ticket facility fee.
Season Tickets go on sale on June 1, 2018. Patrons will save 20% off single ticket prices by purchasing Season Tickets. That’s one production for free!