RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St., is heading to Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Rd., on May 1 to see “Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest” at 7:30 p.m.

“Beauty queens have it all — looks, talent, and that something extra that makes them stand out. Come and see who will take home the crown as our queens participate in evening gown, talent, and swimsuit competitions!” the theatre company said. Judges who are selected from the audience will determine the winner.

The cast includes Jesse Gephart (Miss Texas); Matt Gore (Tawny Jo Johnson); Chris Maxwell (Miss West Coast); Thomas Porter (Miss Deep South); Mike Raab (Frankie Cavalier); Jon Skinner (Miss Industrial Northeast); Justin Tyler (Miss Great Plains); and Brett Wilson (Miss Bible Belt). Ira David Wood IV serves as director.

This emersion experience will serve as a kick off for Out! Raleigh on May 3.

Tickets are $28/adult and $22/students, seniors and military and are available online. Groups of 10 or more are $20 each. For every ticket sold for the May 1 performance, $5 will be contributed to the center.


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