Pageant is a well-crafted, hysterically funny parody of beauty pageants and female beauty. Performed by an all-male cast, the show begins with "Natural Born Females" and takes off from there. The winner of the pageant is completely in the hands of the audience each night. Five audience members are selected to be judges, but the crown has been "bought" before. This is one rousing, hilarious good time! Bill Russell, who provides the book and lyrics, also directs.